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

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

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND MEDIA; OH MY! (05/31/06; World Science
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)

updated: 
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.

CFP: WisCon30 Feminist Science Fiction Convention (2/28/06; 5/26/06-5/29/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 12:19am
Joan Haran

  CALL FOR PAPERS
   
  WISCON 30, WORLD'S LEADING FEMINIST SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: 26 - 29 MAY 2006 CONCOURSE HOTEL, MADISON, WISCONSIN
   
  GUESTS OF HONOR: JANE YOLEN AND KATE WILHELM
   
  ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28 2006
   

CFP: Pain and Disability (3/1/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Aerfen_at_aol.com

Call for Proposals for MLA 06, Division of Disability Studies Session:

Pain and Disability. Pain and problems of representation, pain and
theories of embodiment, pain and disability studies models. Abstract
and short biography by March 1st to Petra Kuppers (pkuppers_at_bryant.edu).

Petra Kuppers
>From September 2006: Associate Professor, English Department, Faculty Associate, Women's Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Until then, on leave:
Associate Professor of Performance Studies
Bryant University

Artistic Director of The Olimpias Performance Research Projects
www.olimpias.net

CFP: Third Literature & Ecology Colloquium (South Africa) (7/31/06; 10/6/06-10/8/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Dan Wylie

We would be most grateful if the attached call for papers could be
post on the CFP site. With many thanks: Dan Wylie.

CALL FOR PAPERS

               The 3rd Literature & Ecology Colloquium
                          6-8 October 2006

            Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

                          Toxic Belonging?:
               Ecology and identity in southern Africa

           =93My fate binds me indissolubly to this place=94
     (James Stevenson-Hamilton, first warden of Kruger National
                                Park)

CFP: Erasmus Darwin (2/15/06; NASSR/NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
James Allard

**With apologies for cross-posting.**
As engagements with "Romantic Science" become increasingly varied and
complex, references to the life and works of Erasmus Darwin appear
with increasing frequency in a multitude of contexts. Similarly,
treatments of Darwin's connections to contemporary literary figures,
as well as reexaminations of his own status as a popular poet,
suggest that sustained attention to Darwin can further enrich our
understandings of the relation between poetry and science. Papers
exploring any aspect of these issues in Darwin's works will be
considered. Possible topics may include: Darwin and Evolutionary
Thought; Poetics of Zoology and/or Botany; Darwin and the Lives of

CFP: Victorian Symptoms (2/15/06; NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:16pm
Matthew Rowlinson

CALL FOR PAPERS
 "VICTORIAN SYMPTOMS":
A special session at the 2006 meeting of the
North American Victorian Studies Association
Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
 31 August - 3 September 2006

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