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CFP: [General] PHOBIA Conference: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 4:22pm
Rachel Hewitt

PHOBIA:
Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

An international conference hosted by the Glamorgan Research Centre for
Literature, Arts and Science
Friday 8 â€" Saturday 9 May, 2009
The ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Laura Otis (Emory University):
Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth
Century (2001)
Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-century Literature, Science
and Politics (1999)
Organic Memory: History and the Body in the Late Nineteenth and Early
Twentieth Centuries (1994)

CFP: [General] Humanities Education and Research Association Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 5:29am
Dr. Marcia Green

Nature and the Humanities: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural

Perspectives. 9-11 April 2009, Palmer House Chicago.

Deadline for CFP is 1 December 2008.
Inquiries: Douglas P. Sjoquist (sjoquid_at_lcc.edu) or
Marcia Green (mgreen_at_sfsu.edu) Visit HERA's website at

http;//www.h-e-r-a.org/

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CFP: [General] MESS postgraduate conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 1:34pm
Michael McCluskey

MESS
An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference sponsored by the
Department of English Language and Literature, University College London
Institute of English Studies, University of London
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english/about/mess.htm

10 March 2009
Senate House, University of London
Bloomsbury, London

Keynote address by Prof David Trotter, University of Cambridge

Proposals welcome from a range of fields addressing, discussing and
exploring, in its many forms, the idea of MESS in relation to creativity,
constraint, product, process, chaos and conformity among other possible
perspectives. Some considerations:

UPDATE: [General] Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production, Knowledge, Authenticity

updated: 
Monday, October 27, 2008 - 1:30pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production,
Knowledge, Authenticity

The fourth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for “Faking It!
Production, Knowledge, Authenticity,” a graduate student conference to be
held February 20-22, 2009, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century
Studies and its 2007-09 research theme “Past Knowing.”

UPDATE: [General]

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 10:50pm
Lindsay Cobb

NINTH ANNUAL EGSA CONFERENCE: "THE MACHINE IN THE GARDEN 2.0"

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
January 30, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC)- 3rd Floor Salons

...So many inventions have been added that life seems almost made over
new... - Ralph Waldo Emerson

CFP: [General] Geometer Magazine - Arts and Beyond

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 1:29pm
Daniel Bennett

Geometer seeks writers of all disciplines interested in articulating their
speciality for a broad but intelligent audience. We welcome historians
interrogating the forgotten or obscured, biologists and neuroscientists
with an eye for the cultural ramifications of their fields, architects and
planners, geologists, musicians, film makers and artists of all kinds.

www.geometer.org.uk is a new non-commercial cultural magazine dedicated to
publishing interesting work in any format, including poetry, prose, essay,
fiction, critique and profile, art, photography and music.

CFP: [General] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:51am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [General] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:49am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

UPDATE: [General] health and disease in culture

updated: 
Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 5:53pm
jennifer tebbe-grossman

PCA/ACA AREA: Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture
POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 8-April 11, 2009

CFP: [General] Literary London Conference 2009 (UK; 3/27/09; 7/9-10/09)

updated: 
Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 4:15pm
Dr Lawrence Phillips

Literary London 2009
Representations of London in Literature An Interdisciplinary Conference

Web site: www.literarylondon.org

Hosted by the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of
London UK

Organised by the University of Northampton, Kingston University, and
Queen Mary, University of London

9-10th July 2009

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & CREATIVE WRITERS
Rachel Lichtenstein, author of On Brick Lane and Rodinsky’s Room
Professor Scott McCracken (Keele, English)
Professor Miles Ogborn (QMUL, Geography)

Proposals by 27th March 2009

CFP: [General] States of Violence: Representations of Conflict in The Film, Fiction, and Media of South Asia

updated: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 12:01am
RAHUL GAIROLA

CALL FOR PAPERS

States of Violence:
Representations of Conflict in
The Film, Fiction, and Media of South Asia

An International Conference hosted by:
The Clowes Centre for Conflict and Dialogue
Comparative History of Ideas Program (CHID)
University of Washington, Seattle
February 20 â€" 21, 2009

Deadline for abstracts:
Friday, November 14, 2008

CFP: [General] CFP: Conference on Intellectual Property

updated: 
Monday, October 20, 2008 - 7:05pm
Amy D. Stackhouse

CALL FOR PAPERS

The inaugural Conference on Intellectual Property (CIP) will be held on
June 12-13th 2009 at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, and will include a
keynote address by Laura M. Quilter, M.L.S., J.D.

CFP: [General] Kurt Vonnegut Society panels at the ALA

updated: 
Monday, October 20, 2008 - 3:47pm
Robert T Tally Jr

The Kurt Vonnegut Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at
two sessions of the 2009 American Literature Association in Boston, MA,
May 21-24. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society
(though we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 250-word
abstract for 15-minute presentations to Robert Tally at
robert.tally_at_txstate.edu by December 1, 2008.

CFP: [General] Federation Rhetoric Symposium - February 6, 2009 - Commerce, TX

updated: 
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 8:08pm
Brandi Westmoreland

Memory: Rhetoric’s Forgotten Canon

***Open to faculty, graduates, independent scholars, and undergraduates***

Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2009
Texas A&M University-Commerce
February 6, 2009

Submission Deadline: November 21, 2008
Acceptance Notification: December 31, 2008

“Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.” â€"Cicero, De Oratore

CFP: [General] Globalisation and the Gothic

updated: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 3:17pm
Glennis Byron

CFP: Globalisation and the Gothic
University of Stirling, Scotland
28-29 July 2009

The AHRC Global Gothic Network, in association with the University of
Stirling, Scotland, invites proposals for a multidisciplinary conference on
the topic of ‘Globalisation and the Gothic’. Our main concerns are with the
various ways gothic productions from around the world have engaged with the
politics of globalisation, the production of gothic in a global
marketplace, and the ways in which globalisation has led to the production
of new forms of Gothic and to a plethora of appropriations and adaptations.

CFP: [General] Literature and War (11/1/2008-3/26-28/2009)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 6:25pm
Meg Woolbright

Call for Papers, Literature and War at CEA 2009

70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
15219; (412) 281-7100
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in
English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Literature and
War for our 40th annual conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th
anniversary.

War is part of the fabric of American culture, but there is often a gap
between the public myth and the private truth of war. This panel will
use literature to bridge this gap. Topics may include but are not
limited to:

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