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CFP: Off the Map: Ecocriticism Beyond Borders (11/30/06; SGES, 2/16/07-2/18/07)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:06pm

13th Annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium
  The Violent (Re)turn to Ethics?: Implications, Complications, and Situations
  February 15-17, 2006
  Arizona State University—Tempe Arizona
  Off the Map: Ecocriticism Beyond Borders

"Ecological thinking about literature requires us to take the nonhuman
world as seriously as previous modes of criticism have taken the human realm of society and culture. That, it seems to me, is ecocriticism's greatest challenge and its greatest opportunity."
- Glen A. Love, "Ecocriticism and Science"

CFP: Women Writers and Visual Culture (UK) (11/4/06; 1/12/07)

Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 12:51am
William May

Women Writers and Visual Culture
12th January, 2007, English Faculty, Oxford

Over the past few years, there have been significant and ground-breaking attempts to assess the visual strategies that have shaped the political, social, and literary designs of women poets, novelists, illustrators, translators, dramatists, artists and actresses, to give just a few examples. Studies have drawn upon a wide range of media including painting, print, textiles, advertising, architecture, sculpture, stage, screen, cyberspace and beyond.

UPDATE: Health & Disease in Popular Culture (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:53pm
Leslie Fife

  Boston, Massachusetts
  April 4-7, 2007
  The "Health and Disease in Popular Culture" PCA/ACA
  area encourages proposals from historical and contemporary
  Topics may include subjects related to health and disease
  in the mass media (e.g., television, film, internet, advertising);
  drugs and pharmaceuticals; alcohol or tobacco; infectious and
  chronic diseases in popular culture; epidemics; mental health;

CFP: Lit and Healing Arts / Medicine (11/1/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:20pm
Joe Pestino

Call for Papers for an NYCEA sponsored Special Topics Panel on
"Literature and the Healing Arts / Literature and Medicine" at the 2007
College English Association (CEA) Conference New Orleans—April 12 to
April 14, 2007

We welcome submissions of NYCEA papers presented previously on the
following NYCEA Conference theme, OR new submissions on the topic of
this special session call: " Literature and the Healing Arts /
Literature and Medicine"

We also welcome full panel proposals fitting the above panel topic.

UPDATE: Creative Forces: Women, Art, Science (12/1/06; MAWSA, 3/31/07)

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:20pm
Dr. Lois Gilmore

1, Deadline for proposals has been extended to December 1, 2006


2. Scheduled to appear: Sandy Stone (Associate Professor at the University
of Texas at Austin, Senior Artist at the Banff Centre, Professor of New
Media and Performance at the European Graduate School EGS. Artist.
Performer. Author) and Paula Rothenberg, (author, served as director of The
New Jersey Project on Inclusive Scholarship, Curriculum, and Teaching).

CFP: Literature and Science (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Monday, October 9, 2006 - 3:48pm
Ian Roberts

The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association
invites submissions for the 2007 PCA/ACA National Conference, to be held
in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts from April 4-7, 2007.

Interpretive papers focusing on the representation or integration of
science in specific literary texts are especially encouraged. However,
proposals dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of
literature and science are welcome. Topics related to the interrelations
of the humanities and sciences include:

CFP: British Society for Literature and Science (UK) (11/30/06; 3/29/07-3/31/07)

Monday, October 9, 2006 - 3:48pm
Alice Jenkins

The Second Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited for the second annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science. The conference will be held at the Birmingham and Midlands Institute in central Birmingham, hosted by the University of Central England, from 29-31 March 2007. Plenary speakers include Robert Crawford and Jenny Uglow.

Papers may address topics in the interactions of literature and science in any period and any languages. Presenters need not be based in UK institutions.

We also invite panel proposals for three papers of 20 minutes or four papers of 15 minutes; members of the panel should be drawn from more than one institution.

CFP: Humanities and Neuroscience (12/15/06; 4/20/06-4/21/06)

Monday, October 9, 2006 - 3:48pm
John Hunter

 From the Brain to Human Culture: Intersections
between the Humanities and Neuroscience

An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the
Comparative Humanities Program at Bucknell University to be held at

Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
April 20-21, 2007
Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Andy Clark,
Dept. of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Prof. Michael Gazzaniga
Dept. of Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara

CFP: Transdisciplinarity and the Unity of Knowledge: Beyond the Science and Religion Dialogue (12/15/06; 6/2/07-6/6/07)

Friday, October 6, 2006 - 7:58pm
Elizabeth Kenny

Transdisciplinarity and the Unity of Knowledge: Beyond the Science and
Religion Dialogue

2 June 2007 to 06 June 2007

Philadelphia, United States


The challenge of the 21st century is to integrate or synthesize the
exponential growth in human knowledge into meaningful wholes. But is a unity
of knowledge possible? This conference asks questions that transcend
disciplinary boundaries.


The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15 December 2006.



Web address:

Sponsored by: Metanexus Institute



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