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CFP: [Science] UC Riverside (dis)junctions Conference Panel: Science and Literature in the 19th Century

Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:47pm
Giulia Hoffmann

Science and Literature in the 19th century

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the interaction
between scientific writing and literature in the 19th century. How did
scientific discoveries, theories and assumptions (for example, in medicine
and psychology, but not limited to these) influence contemporaneous fiction?

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to by
February 15, 2008.

CFP: [Science] Panel CFP on "Waste" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:10am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
waste. Papers may examine specific texts and/or critical and cultural
sources. What is waste? How do uses and methods of waste disposal and
containment define societies, nationalities, bodies, and values?

Other Potential Topics Include:
surplus / excess
psychological implications and waste
waste in rural settings
social displacement and waste
urban waste
fictional and non-fictional uses of waste
waste and cultural construction

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of
the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [Science] Electronic Literature, "Race," and Gender Studies

Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:14pm
Lindsay Palmer

An increasing number of writers and visual artists are appropriating
computer animation to enhance their various texts, as well as staking out
a cyber-“space” for these works on the Internet. As this virtual world
grows and intersects with the “real” world, anxiety about reality and its
alleged relationship to the visible may become more and more prevalent in
the literature of the twenty-first century. How does electronic
literature negotiate and de-stabilize vision-based identity categories,
specifically those of race and gender? How do other literary and
artistic genres interact with electronic literature to weaken these
categories? Possible topics include:

CFP: [Science] Graduate Education in Medical Humanities: Models and Methods

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 9:24pm

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Institute for the Medical
Humanities and the 20th anniversary of its Medical Humanities Graduate
Program, the Institute for the Medical Humanities proudly presents
the "Graduate Education in Medical Humanities: Models and Methods"
conference, March 6-9, 2008, Galveston, Texas.

The conference will provide a rare opportunity for faculty,
administrators, and students of programs throughout the world to come
together to investigate the questions that characterize this evolving
field of graduate education; to discuss their work; and to share models
and methods of successful programs.

CFP: [Science] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:35am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Lowell Gallagher, UCLA Department of English

CFP: [Science] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 4:16pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [Science] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:59pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include: