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CFP: Third Literature & Ecology Colloquium (South Africa) (7/31/06; 10/6/06-10/8/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Dan Wylie

We would be most grateful if the attached call for papers could be
post on the CFP site. With many thanks: Dan Wylie.

CALL FOR PAPERS

               The 3rd Literature & Ecology Colloquium
                          6-8 October 2006

            Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

                          Toxic Belonging?:
               Ecology and identity in southern Africa

           =93My fate binds me indissolubly to this place=94
     (James Stevenson-Hamilton, first warden of Kruger National
                                Park)

CFP: Erasmus Darwin (2/15/06; NASSR/NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
James Allard

**With apologies for cross-posting.**
As engagements with "Romantic Science" become increasingly varied and
complex, references to the life and works of Erasmus Darwin appear
with increasing frequency in a multitude of contexts. Similarly,
treatments of Darwin's connections to contemporary literary figures,
as well as reexaminations of his own status as a popular poet,
suggest that sustained attention to Darwin can further enrich our
understandings of the relation between poetry and science. Papers
exploring any aspect of these issues in Darwin's works will be
considered. Possible topics may include: Darwin and Evolutionary
Thought; Poetics of Zoology and/or Botany; Darwin and the Lives of

CFP: Victorian Symptoms (2/15/06; NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:16pm
Matthew Rowlinson

CALL FOR PAPERS
 "VICTORIAN SYMPTOMS":
A special session at the 2006 meeting of the
North American Victorian Studies Association
Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
 31 August - 3 September 2006

CFP: Victorian Nature Writing (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/3/06-11/4/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Alfred J. Drake

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
Panel Topic: Victorian Nature Writing
November 3-4, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Paper proposals sought for a panel on Victorian nature writing.
Proposals are encouraged that address this topic within a literary,
philosophical, theological, ecological, or scientific framework. All
submissions acknowledged by email.

Please email 500-word abstract (inline or attachment) to
pamla2006_at_ajdrake.com <mailto:pamla2006_at_ajdrake.com> or, if necessary,
send by post to the following address:

CFP: Socialism and Democracy's Special Issue on Science Fiction (3/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Rogan Alcena

Socialism and Democracy's special issue on science fiction, submission
deadline March 1, 2006
=20
Socialism and Democracy is calling for essays for its forthcoming
special issue on science fiction, slated for publication in November
2006. The tentative title of the special issue is "Social Critique,
Socialism, and Science Fiction." We are looking for essays that address
the relationship between either social critique (such as issues
pertaining to gender, race, class, ethnicity, etc.), and science
fiction, or between Socialist / Marxist perspectives and science
fiction. As the broad nature of the title suggests, we are open to a

CFP: Representations of the Environmental Crisis (grad) (3/15/06; 5/12/06-5/13/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
Michael Mikulak

Graduate student conference panel--please distribute.

As part of the second annual graduate student conference—"Natural and
National Crises: The Shifting Sands of the Literary"-- being held at the
English department of l'Université de Montréal, on May 12-13th, 2006, this
panel is being organized around one of the effects that the nation itself is
in crisis.

The Wretched Earth: From Monkeywrenching to Green Consumption, Tactics and
Rhetoric in the Environmental Movement.

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