UPDATE: [American] Green Nineteenth Century: October 15th deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Christine Roth
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30th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 26-28, 2009

We welcome paper and panel proposals concerning any aspect of “green”
studies in the long nineteenth century, including, but not limited
to “ecocriticism” in nineteenth-century studies; understandings and/or
constructions of the “natural” and “unnatural”; evolutionary sciences;
history of ecological science, environmental ethics, and environmentalist
activism; nineteenth-century studies and animal welfare; ecofeminist
philosophy and gender politics; contemporary discourses on nature;
nineteenth-century ecotourism; Romantic “ecopoetics” and the politics of
nature; “green” program music and tone poems; sustainability, including
sustainable architecture and interior design; landscape painting;
dramatic scenery; gardening and farming; conservation movements; and the
idea of the “natural” or “unnatural.”

Equally welcome are proposals for papers and panels on Irish studies,
earth-centered religions, the idea of the “new,” and other understandings
of “green” studies in the nineteenth century.

Abstracts (no longer than 250 words) for 20-minute papers that provide
author's name and paper title in heading, as well as a one-page c.v., due
by Oct. 15, 2008 to

Christine Roth, Program Chair
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
roth_at_uwosh.edu <mailto:roth_at_uwosh.edu>

Graduate students whose proposals are accepted can, at that point, submit
a full-length version of the paper in competition for a travel grant to
help cover transportation and lodging expenses.

Bringing people together for conferences can impact the environment
through the smog and greenhouse gas emissions associated with air and
ground travel, as well as the paper, plastic, and food waste associated
with the event. For this reason, the 30th annual meeting of the
Nineteenth Century Studies Association will also incorporate as
many “green” options and resources as possible to reduce the conference-
related environmental impact.

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