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UPDATE: Science Fiction/Fantasy Area (11/10/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm

(Apologies for cross-postings)

2nd Call For Papers

The SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Area of the Popular Culture Association
reiterates its invitation for submissions for the:


Deadline for submissions: 10th November 2005 (please note the due
date has moved up a few days)

CFP: Permeability and Selfhood (10/21/05; 3/11/06-3/12/06)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Lindsay Holmgren

Permeability and Selfhood.

McGill University, Montreal

12th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature

March 11-12, 2006


The English Graduate Students Association at McGill University is soliciting
panels for its upcoming Conference on Language and Literature. The
conference will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 11-12, 2006. We
are pleased to announce that Dr. Terry Castle, Walter A. Haas Professor in
the Humanities at Stanford University, will be the plenary speaker.


Call for Panels

UPDATE: Literature & Medicine/Healing Arts (11/1/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm

Deadline extended:

2006 College English Association (CEA) Conference, San Antonio, Texas
April 6-April 8, 2006

The NYCEA is sponsoring a Special session on "Literature and
Medicine / Literature and the Healing Arts"

Please note the following updates:
Our keynote speakers will be WJT Mitchell and Rolondo Hinojosa-Smith

We have also changed our submission procedure, now using an online
proposal submission website.

CFP: Sciences, the Empire and the Commonwealth (10/30/05; journal issue)

Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 5:10pm
Gilles Teulié

Call for contribution for a special issue of "Les carnets du Cerpac" =
(journal of Commonwealth studies at the University of Montpellier III, =
France). Proposals (a title, a summary and a small bio) should be sent =
to or before October 30 =
2005. After acceptance of the proposal, the article will be due for the =
end of February 2006. Publication: Autumn 2006.


Sciences, the Empire and the Commonwealth



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