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CFP: Science Fiction (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
John Schwetman

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Paper proposals are requested for a panel of the PAMLA conference
meeting on the following topic:

Science Fiction in Literature, Film and Media

Science fiction seems slowly to be making its way out of its marginal
"genre fiction" status and into the realm of consideration as serious
literature. We seek papers that regard science fiction works as
potential subjects of rigorous academic inquiry.

UPDATE: Writing the Land: John Burroughs and his Legacy (3/30/06; 6/5/06-6/9/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm

We have updated the following CFP to include a call for creative writers =
to submit their work.


"Sharp Eyes" IV:
Writing the Land: John Burroughs and His Legacy
June 5-9, 2006
The John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference & Seminar at
The State University of New York at Oneonta

CFP: Reconciliation in Environmental Writing (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Dean, Thomas K



Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Associated
Organization panel

48th Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Convention

November 9-12, 2006

The Palmer House Hilton

Chicago, Illinois


"Reconciliation in Environmental Writing." Any topic relating to the
idea of human reconciliation with nature as a theme, purpose, subject,
or method in writing about the environment.


Please submit proposals by April 15 to:


Thomas K. Dean

Special Assistant to the President

The University of Iowa

101 Jessup Hall

Iowa City, IA 52242


(319)335-1995 (direct)

CFP: AIDS in Literature (4/14/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm

AIDS in Literature (4/14/06; MMLA, 11/09-12/06; Chicago, IL)
In "AIDS, Keywords and Cultural Work," Jan Zita Grover remarks that people infected with HIV/AIDS find the boundaries of normativity challenged and re-configured and that people carrying the virus no longer view themselves as integrated, "but instead as a container for the virus." Michel Foucault underscores Grover's claim, linking the fear of death resulting from AIDS to using such fractive or dis-integrative strategies to cope with the fear of impending death.

CFP: Romanticism and the Environment (4/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm

Title: Romanticism and the Environment
  Chair: Chantelle MacPhee, Department of English, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
  The Romantics have a unique relationship with nature and the environment. The Prelude and other major works reflect on nature, our relationship with it, and the elements. This session will explore the environment and discuss the Romantics' role in it. Was their view of nature radical for the 18th and 19th centuries? This session is open to all areas of Romanticism: British, German, American.........

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

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm

Plenary speakers announced:


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


Lawrence Buell, Cheryll Glotfelty, James C. McKusick, George Monbiot, Kate


"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.

CFP: Hardy and Science (12/15/06; 6/14/07-6/17/07)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm

HARDY AT YALE (June 14-17, 2007)
Conference organized by The Thomas Hardy Association
Yale University, New Haven, CT.

CFP: Hardy and Science?Graduate/Postdoctoral Student Panel

CFP: AHRC Research Training Study Day: Memory, Illness and the Body (grad) (UK) (3/17/06; 5/12/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm

Call for Papers=20

Research Training Study Day: Memory, Illness and the Body

Venue: Institute of Romance and Germanic Studies, University of London

Date: Friday, 12 May 2006


Papers are invited from UK-registered research students in modern
languages and related fields for a research training study day on
'Memory, Illness and the Body.' =20