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

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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)

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

Socialism and Democracy's special issue on science fiction, submission
deadline March 1, 2006
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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)

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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.

CFP: Literature and Psychology (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

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Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
John Morris

      Interested individuals are encouraged to submit 500-word abstracts =
or completed papers to the Literature and Psychology session at the =
South Central Modern Language Association Conference to be held 26-28 =
October in Ft. Worth, Texas.=20
      The session will be an open topic; papers addresssing any and all =
issues pertinent to the intersection between literature and psychology =
will be considered.
      If interested, please send a 500-word abstract or the completed =
paper to John G. Morris, Professor of English, Cameron University, 2800 =
W. Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505. If you prefer, you send either the =
abstract or paper via e-mail attachment (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, or =

CFP: &quot;Science Fiction and Life Writing&quot;: Biography Special Issue (8/15/06; journal issue)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:48pm
William Howes

Call for Papers. The Winter 2007 issue of _Biography_ will be a special
issue on the relation between science fiction and the theory and practice of
life writing. Guest editor John Rieder invites essays on the ways science
fiction explores the recording of lives, including its estrangement and
problematization of the construction of identities, issues of memory and
identity, the integrity or fragmentation of personal identity, the social
construction of personhood, and related topics; or papers that explore the
auto/biographical elements of science fiction, such as the relation of
science fiction to travel writing, captivity narratives, autobiographical

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