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UPDATE: Maine's Place in the Environmental Imagination (5/1/06; ASLE, 6/2/06-6/4/06)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:19pm
Stephanie Boucher

UPDATE: We would like to announce that Cambridge Scholars Press is interested in publishing the conference proceedings of the 2006 ASLE Summer Symposium! The volume would be published within a year of the conference, and all contributing presenters would receieve a complimentary copy. You can see their website at There are still slots open for presenters, so be sure to consider this great opportunity!

2006 Summer Symposium
ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
Site: University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, Maine

CFP: The American Environment, Within and Without (grad) (6/30/06; 9/28/06-9/29/06)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:18pm
Rebecca Onion

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for
its upcoming graduate conference, "The American Environment: Within and Without," to be held in
Austin on September 28-29, 2006.

"Environment" is a term which invites myriad interpretations in varied contexts. Our conference
theme urges participants to explore the American environment both inside and across these
different contexts. We encourage the consideration of all types of environments, including the
musical, literary, religious, political, psychological, natural, built, social, and transnational,
and those which merge or transcend these types.

UPDATE: AIDS in Literature (4/21/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm

  The deadline has been extended for an approved special session entitled, "AIDS in Literature" at the Midwest MLA conference in Chicago, November 9-12, 2006.
  Papers are sought especially on the topic of personal integration and dis-integration in characters who are infected with HIV/AIDS. However, the panel gladly encourages submissions on any subject within the broad topic of AIDS in literature.
  The revised deadline for submission of abstracts is April 21, 2006.
 Please send inquiries and abstracts (of 250 words) to:
Donald P. Gagnon, Ph.D.
Department of English
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Berkshire Hall 210 E
Danbury, CT 06810

UPDATE: Faith/Knowledge/Credulity in the 18th Century (grad) (5/15/06; 9/30/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm
Saladin Ahmed

--Please note that the deadline for abstracts has been extended to May

Faith, Knowledge, and Credulity in the Eighteenth Century

Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Group
Department of English
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
30 September 2006

CFP: [Re]Configurations: Arts, Humanities, and Technology in the Urban Environment (5/12/06; dates not noted)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm

Here is the Call for Papers in Plain Text
Howard Meltzer

[Re]Configurations: Arts, Humanities, and Technology in the Urban

We invite individual papers and session proposals addressing the conference
theme from all possible disciplinary angles, such as its representation in
literature, the visual arts, political essays, or scientific and
philosophical writings. We welcome submissions for poster or portfolio
presentation and musical performance as well.

In addition to the conference theme, papers on all other aspects of the
interaction of technology, science, and the humanities are welcome.

CFP: Modernist Science and Its Caveats (5/1/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm
Priya Venkatesan

I am proposing the following panel for the 8th annual Modernist Studies =
Conference in Tulsa (October 19-22, 2006). This panel will look closely =
at how modernist science is constructed and challenged from various =
interdisciplinary perspectives.=20
Bruno Latour asked the question of whether we have ever been modern. =
Does a modern science exist?
How have arguments for the social constructedness of scientific fact =
affected visions of a modernist science? Does the scientific method =
inherently engender the modern subject as free beings? Papers that deal =
specifically with the issue of whether modern science has been =
deconstructed in terms of actual scientific practice are especially =

CFP: Applications of Hermetic and Alchemical Studies (4/30/06; RSA, 3/22/07-3/24/07)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:31pm
Kate Frost

CFP: Cauda Pavonis: Studies in Hermeticism seeks scholarly articles
for presentation at a special session of the 2007 Renaissance Society
of America Conference, "Applications of Hermetic and Alchemical
Studies." We seek papers from all disciplines that address any
aspect of hermeticism, including scholarship treating its traditional
manifestations in alchemy, arithmetics, astrology, music, and sacred
geometry. Interdisciplinary work involving fields such as art
history, history of ideas and history of science, literature, music,
philosophy, religious studies, and others is particularly welcome.
Abstracts and inquiries related to RSA 2007 should be addressed to

CFP: Ecocriticism and Canadian Studies (Spain) (5/15/06; 11/17/06-11/18/06)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Eva Darias Beautell

Congreso de la Asociaci=F3n Espa=F1ola de Estudios Canadienses
17 y 18 de noviembre de 2006 en la Residencia La Cristalera de la=20
Universidad Aut=F3noma de Madrid.


Panel: Ecocriticism and the Interaction between the Global and the Local =
in Recent Canadian Literature and Art.