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UPDATE: Victorian Nature Writing (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Alfred J. Drake

The PAMLA Conference dates have been changed to 11/10-11/11/2006.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
Panel Topic: Victorian Nature Writing
November 10-11, 2006 (updated due to change in conference schedule)
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.

CFP: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis (UK) (3/17/06; 6/23/06-6/27/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 8:36pm
Dr Richard Marggraf Turley

CFP: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis (UK) (3/17/06; 6/23/06-6/27/06)


23-27 June 2006
Centre for Romantic Studies
University of Wales, Aberystwyth


"Romanticism, Environment, Crisis" will highlight the continuing urgency
of the Romantic text at a time when changes in our biosphere threaten to
realize Romanticism's prophetic anxieties, its darkest imaginings.

Ecocriticism has found Romanticism to be crucial ground. How do green
readings of Romantic texts help us understand contemporary environmental
crisis? What is the relation between ecocriticism and environmentalism,
between literature and science?

CFP: MLA Literature and Science Division (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Martha Stoddard-Holmes

1. Sessions for 2005 meeting

Session 1: Peak Oil and Post-Prosperity: Discourses of Depletion
Organizer: Martha Stoddard Holmes
CFP: Papers on rhetorics and narratives of peak-/post-oil and energy
issues in geoscience, literature, film, cultural commentary:
neo-Malthusianism (the great die-off), neopastoralism, etc. Abstracts or
8-page papers and brief bio by March 15 to Martha Stoddard Holmes,

CFP: Women and the Politics of Water (5/31/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Nandita Ghosh

Call for Submissions:

We invite critical and creative submissions from a global cross-section of
women writers on the politics of water for a forthcoming special issue of
International Feminist Journal of Politics (IFjP), published by
Routledge/Taylor and Francis. Dr. Nandita Ghosh and Paola Corso will serve as
guest editors for this special issue of IFjP. "The Politics of Water: A
Confluence of Women's Voices" will combine testimonial accounts, critical
essays, short fiction, and poetry on the physical nature of women's struggle
over water as a resource and material reality.

CFP: World Scifi Convention (5/31/06; 8/23/06-8/26/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Brian Burns

Fiction Convention; 8/23/06 â€" 8/26/06)

The World Science Fiction Society is currently inviting papers for the
academic track of the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, otherwise
known as Worldcon. This year’s Worldcon will be held in Los Angeles,
California at the Anaheim Convention Center from Wednesday August 23 -
Sunday August 27 and is called L.A.con IV.

UPDATE: Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease (UK) (3/20/06; 7/12/06-7/15/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Dr Rob Fisher

Deadline extended:

5th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease

Wednesday 12th July - Saturday 15th July 2006
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
(please cross post where appropriate)

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore the processes by which we attempt to create meaning in health, illness and disease. The project will examine the models and metaphors we use to understand our experiences of health and illness (looking particularly at perceptions of the body), and to evaluate the diversity of ways in which we creatively struggle to make sense of such experiences and express ourselves across a range of media.