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CFP: Art, History and Science (10/28/06; online journal issue)

Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 3:49pm
Irene Aparicio, Number 5, October-January 2006
  Deadline for submissions is October 28, 2006.
  For next issue planned for November 2006, the editors of the invite essays and artworks with new approaches to the long-discussed topics of art and history, aesthetics, bio-science and technology in music, literature, cinema, video art, photography, architecture, new media, painting, and other arts.
  We are especially interested in essays and artworks that address the convergences of the science and technology studies with art studies, or reconsider the encounters of arts with specific historical events (new discoveries of science, technology development, political and social mutations, and wars).

CFP: A Lacan Primer (10/5/06; Narrative, 3/15/07-3/18/07)

Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 3:48pm
Kelly McGuire

CFP: A Lacan Primer (10/5/06; Narrative '07, 3/15/07-3/18/07)

Society for the Study of Narrative Literature
2007 International Conference on Narrative
Washington D.C.
March 15-18 2007

A Lacan Primer: Children's Narrative Through Lacan, Lacan through
Children's Narrative

CFP: Psycho-Traumatology and 19th Century Authorship (9/18/06; NEMLA, 4/1/07-4/4/07)

Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:53pm
Jillmarie Murphy

Psycho-Traumatology and 19th Century Authorship: 38th Annual NEMLA =
Convention, March 1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland. This panel proposes to =
examine the connection between the real-life trauma of nineteenth =
century authors and their body of work. In what ways did their childhood =
and/or adolescent traumas inform and shape 19th century writings? How =
much narrative distance is there between the traumatized author and =
his/her work? What are the various traumas that serve to influence =
writers of the nineteenth century? Possible trauma topics include: Death =
and/or Suicide and/or Murder; Poverty; Incest; Physical and/or Emotional =

UPDATE: Sustainability and the Literary Imagination (Taiwan) (9/15/06; 11/17/06-11/18/06)

Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:53pm
Hannes Bergthaller

The deadline has been extended, and the program extended by another day
- see below:


International Conference

Sustainability and the Literary Imagination:
Transdisciplinary and Intercultural Perspectives

November 17th-18th, 2006
Department of English
National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

Call for papers

CFP: Romanticism & Psychiatry (2/1/07; journal issue)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:10pm
Miriam Wallace

CFE- Special Issue of _History of Psychiatry_ on Anglo-European
Romanticism & Origins of Psychiatry (2/1/2007, 11/30/2007)

Call for papers

Special Issue of History of Psychiatry:
Anglo-European Romanticism and the origins of psychiatry

CFP: Health and Disease in Popular Culture (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:09pm
Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman


 The "Health and Disease in Popular Culture" PCA/ACA area encourages
 proposals from historical and contemporary perspectives.

CFP: Ecocriticism and The Animal Other (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/06-3/4/06)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm
Nicole Merola

CFP: Ecocriticism and The Animal Other (09/15/06; NEMLA, 03/01/06-03/04/06)

Theorist Cary Wolfe claims the question of the animal is "perhaps the central problematic for contemporary culture and theory." This panel seeks papers that address the presence of the animal in literary, filmic, and other cultural forms. Proposals energized by interdisciplinary and cultural studies methodologies are especially welcome. Also welcome are proposals that use the location of the animal to theorize new modes of ecocritical practice.

CFP: Gender Technologies and Utopias (grad) (UK) (9/12/06; 11/25/06)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm
Anne Kastner

Gender Technologies and Utopias

Papers are invited for this special panel at ‘Return to Gender’, the forthcoming graduate conference at the University of Glasgow on 25th November, 2006. The panel will address how technological, scientific and medical advancements have affected perceptions of gender both culturally and socially. Are traditional notions of masculinity and femininity becoming irrelevant given the present diversity of possible alternative identities? How might we envisage gender utopias/dystopias in the later 21st century? How has technological/scientific research opposed or contributed to the existence of gendered power structures? Possible topics include, but are not limited to: