category: science and culture

Utopian Animals

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

This panel has already been accepted by the Society for Utopian Studies 35th Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 28-31, 2010. We are seeking a fourth paper.

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation with a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.” This panel explores the function of non-human animals in twentieth-century imagined communities. How do animals serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

[UPDATE] Ut Pictura Poesis: Thinking about Representation in Late Medieval and Renaissance England, 1-2 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University, Kingston (Canada)
contact email: 
queensrencon@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Steven Mullaney, renowned author of The Place of the Stage: License, Play and Power in Renaissance England.

Gylphi SF Storyworlds [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Paul March-Russell
contact email: 
P.A.March-Russell@kent.ac.uk

SF Storyworlds is a new critical studies series in science fiction published by UK academic press, Gylphi.

Decadent Poetics, 1-2 July 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter, UK
contact email: 
decadent-poetics@exeter.ac.uk

Keynote speakers: Stephen Arata (Virginia); Joseph Bristow (UCLA); Regenia Gagnier (Exeter); Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London)

UPDATE: Submissions to Digital Defoe

full name / name of organization: 
Holly Faith Nelson / Defoe Society
contact email: 
hnelson@sfu.ca

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries
http://english.illinoisstate.edu/digitaldefoe/

“Surrounded by Bodies”: Contact, Corporeality, and the Long Eighteenth Century (Deadline: September 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Student Caucus of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
contact email: 
n.e.miller@go.wustl.edu

Much has been said about bodies, yet the body still remains one of the most contested concepts in fields such as anthropology, art, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, religion, and gender/sexu

"A Living Presence": Tagore Today

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Special Issue, October, 2010 (Vol 2 No 4)
"A Living Presence": Tagore Today
To be guest edited by Amrit Sen, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan

THE THEME

CFP: Cinema across Media: the 1920s (deadline Oct 15 / conference Feb 24-26)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
theconference@berkeley.edu

The First International Berkeley Conference on Silent Cinema

CINEMA ACROSS MEDIA: THE 1920s

February 24–26, 2011

Word / Image / Culture

full name / name of organization: 
University of West Georgia Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
contact email: 
landerso@westga.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
WORD / IMAGE / CULTURE
25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities

Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture (Edited Collection - Deadline 25th June 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of St Andrews/University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
bd11@st-andrews.ac.uk; j.funke@sms.ed.ac.uk

We are looking for one article (preferably on the relationship between sex/gender, temporality and race/ethnicity) to complement a collection of articles forthcoming with a major academic publisher in

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