category: science and culture

Conference on Ecopoetics: February 22-24th, UC-Berkeley [Paper/panel proposals: Oct 1st]

full name / name of organization: 
Conference on Ecopoetics
contact email: 
ecopoetics.conference@gmail.com

What is ecopoetics? What representational strategies and sociopolitical commitments might characterize this practice? How might we periodize ecopoetics and situate its modes of cultural production?

Plague Literature from Classical Antiquity to the Present

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2012
contact email: 
Adair Rispoli, UNC Chapel Hill: rispoli@email.unc.edu

Session 1: Plague Literature from Classical Antiquity to the 1750s
Session 2: Plague Literature from the Long Eighteenth Century to the Present

IBBY/NCRCL Conference: Beyond the Book, Nov. 2012

full name / name of organization: 
IBBY (International Board of Books for Young Readers) and NCRCL (National Centre for Research in Children's Literature, University of Roehampton
contact email: 
l.atkins@roehampton.ac.uk

IBBY UK/NCRCL MA CONFERENCE, 10 NOVEMBER 2012
University of Roehampton, London.
Call for Papers on the theme of ‘Beyond the Book’

[UPDATE] Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

[UPDATE] Final cfp for CWWA-FWSA conference

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist and Women's Studies Association/Contemporary Women's Writing Association
contact email: 
feminismandausterityconference@gmail.com

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:

[UPDATE] Panel CFP: "Literature and Medicine": ICLA 2013: ABSTRACT DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association Congress in Paris (Sorbonne); July 18-24, 2013
contact email: 
hilger@illinois.edu

Literature and Medicine

This panel seeks to explore the intersection between literature and a “hard science” such as medicine. Proposals about any of the

[UPDATE] Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy - Extended Deadline - May 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
contact email: 
jitp@gc.cuny.edu

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy is now accepting submissions of articles, webtexts, or other digital formats that report and reflect on new uses of technology in teaching,

Representations of Age, 31 May 2012 (ASTR/TLA, Nashville, 1-4 Nov. 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research / Theatre Library Association
contact email: 
elinor.fuchs@yale.edu

REPRESENTATIONS OF AGE

Papers are sought for this Working Session of the annual conference of the American Society for Theatre Research, taking place in Nashville November 1-4.

"The Politics of Fantasy in XX-XXI Century Latin American/Peninsular Literature and Cultural Studies"

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mcalatayud@northgeorgia.edu

Phallogocentric discourse minimazes imagination, fabulation and fantasy as a matter for women and children, but Fantasy is powerful, liberating and therefore dangerous to those who fear change.

Literary Science: Approaches to Teaching Literature with Scientific Themes and Contexts [SAMLA / Nov. 9-11/ Durham, NC]

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Tolliver Brown
contact email: 
ptolliverb@earthlink.net

This panel investigates how to effectively teach literature that contains strong scientific elements.

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