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CFP: Human Enhancement and Human Rights (1/1/06; 5/26/06-5/28/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:14pm


"Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights"

May 26-28, 2006

Stanford University Law School, Stanford, California

Submit proposals via e-mail by January 1, 2006 to

Sponsored by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, the Center for
Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, and the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences
Much of the criticism of enhancement technologies has focused on the
potential for increased discrimination against women, people of color,
the poor, the differently enabled, or "unenhanced" humans. Some
bioethicists have proposed a global treaty to ban enhancement
technologies as "crimes against humanity."

CFP: 2006 American Indian Workshop (UK) (1/15/06; 3/29/06-3/31/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
Joy Porter

University of Wales Swansea, UK

29th =96 31st March 2006

2006 American Indian Workshop:

Place In Native American History, Literature and Culture


Plenary Speakers:

Alan Trachtenberg (Yale University)

Deborah Madsen (University of Geneva)

Bruce Johansen (University of Nebraska)

David Murray (University of Nottingham)


Please send 250-word abstracts of proposed papers by=20

15th January 2006 to:

 Dr. Joy Porter:

Conference publication planned

Please register by 20th February 2006:=20

Contact: Anne Edwards: Tel: +44 (0)1792 295755

CFP: Drugs and Selfhood (grad) (1/5/06; McGill, 3/11/06-3/12/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
Lindsey Banco

12th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
McGill University, Montreal
Theme: Permeability and Selfhood
March 11-12, 2006

This call for papers is for a panel to be held at Permeability and
Selfhood, the McGill Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, which
will take place March 11-12 at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec,

"Drugs and Selfhood"

CFP: Multi-Ethnic American Graphic Narrative (6/15/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
Derek Royal

MELUS Special Issue - Multi-Ethnic American Graphic Narrative
In his book REINVENTING COMICS, Scott McCloud explores some of the problems
concerning ethnicity and comics. Not only does he argue for an increased
awareness of ethnic and gender representation in contemporary comics, but he
also highlights many of the ethnoracial concerns underlying the history of
comics in the United States. Using McCloud's arguments as a springboard,
MELUS plans on publishing a special issue devoted to multi-ethnic American

CFP: Belonging in the Age of Troubled Globalization (no deadline noted; collection)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
Nawar Golley

Contributions are sought for a book in English on the theme of Belonging in the Age of (what I call) "Troubled Globalization". The issue of identity can be addressed critically, reflectively, and creatively from interdisciplinary perspectives. Arab creative writers, critics/scholars, artists and journalists are requested to write around 15-20-page narrative/reflective/non-fictional/critical essays (in the I-mode) about how they map their own identities in our ever-changing cultural and political formations. Contributors are requested to reflect in their narratives on how self-expression in the age of "Troubled Globalization" has affected/influenced their modes of artistic expressions.

For book outline and more information, please contact: