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CFP: The Patient (1/31/06; 10/18/06-10/19/06)

Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Harold Schweizer

The Patient: A Symposium, Bucknell University, October 18 & 19, 2006

Precariously situated between home and hospital,=20
work and bed, life and death, the patient=20
occupies a liminal, unstable position. Charged=20
to identify with her state as with the moral=20
virtue from which she receives her name, the=20
patient also lives in the fear of our=20
indifference and impatience. Although attended=20
by doctors, nurses, family and friends, her=20
condition - particularly if it is chronic - ever=20
threatens to sever her connections with the world=20
and to exile her into that fundamental solitude=20
owned by the sick and suffering.

CFP: Women in Science Fiction (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm

Paper proposals including but not limited to the following "regions" in
science fiction studies: the feminine, the male gaze, women in media (film, comic
book covers, television), women authors (Joanna Russ, Ursula LeGuin), female

CFP: The Ecocritical Colonization of Postcolonialism (10/14/05; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:13pm
Hans-Georg Erney

CFP: The Ecocritical Colonization of Postcolonialism (10/14/05;

Proposed Panel for the 15th Annual British Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies
Conference in Savannah, Georgia, February 24-25, 2006

The Ecocritical Colonization of Postcolonialism

This panel seeks to continue the conversation between postcolonial theory and
ecocriticism. Both theoretical discussions of postcolonial ecocriticism and
case studies of ecological imperialism in postcolonial literature are welcome.

The following questions might suggest some possible lines of analysis:

UPDATE: Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:40pm
Barbara Cook

CFP NeMLA - 2006 - Philadelphia - March 2-5

Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View

Rachel Carson, writer, scientist, and ecologist, became famous as a naturalist and science writer for the public. Embedded in her early works was the view that human beings were but one part of nature distinguished primarily by their power to alter it, in some cases irreversibly. With the 1962 publication of Silent Spring, she challenged the practices of agricultural scientists and the government, and called for a change in the way humankind viewed the natural world. (Rachel

UPDATE: Biopolitics, Narrative, Temporality (10/1/05; journal issue)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:38pm
Alex Ruch

UPDATE: Deadline for submissions extended to October 1, 2005. Polygraph
is also currently seeking book reviews for this or future issues, which
should be sent to William Knight and Eric Owens, our reviews editors, at <>.

POLYGRAPH 18: Biopolitics, Narrative, Temporality

CFP: Robinson Jeffers and Change (12/15/05; 2/17/06-2/19/06)

Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Kafka, Rob



Evolution, Revolution and Change: Social and Natural Forces in Jeffers's



Brazil Ranch, Big Sur, California, Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2006