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UPDATE: Only Human?: Medical Biology vs. The Social Model of Disability (12/10/06; SGES, 2/16/07-2/18/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 11:51pm

  13th Annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium
  The Violent (Re)turn to Ethics?: Implications, Complications, and Situations
  February 15-17, 2006
  Arizona State University—Tempe Arizona
  Southwest Graduate English Symposium – 2007
  Only Human?: Medical Biology vs. The Social Model of Disability
  In her 1999 book Female Forms, Carol Thomas suggests that disability studies and activism would benefit from a social model approach to definitions of disability, as opposed to the long-standing contention that disability, impairment, and its effects are biological, physiological, anatomical—in short, medical.

CFP: Postcolonial Green (2/1/07; collection)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:52pm
Bonnie Roos

Call For Papers=20

Postcolonial Green

This collection proceeds from our conviction that postcolonial theorists =
and ecocritics have a great deal to gain from one another. At present, =
however, postcolonial theory lacks a dimension of eco-critique despite =
the fact that many postcolonial issues are also issues of environmental =
crisis. Ecocriticism still retains a local and regional focus on place =
at the expense of a global vision that recognizes international =
interdependence, and has privileged =93first world=94 blind spots in its =
assumptions about how best to value nature.=20

CFP: Minds, Bodies, Machines (UK) (2/28/07; 7/6/07-7/7/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:51pm
Nicola Parsons

Call for Papers: Minds, Bodies, Machines

This interdisciplinary conference, convened by Birkbeck's Centre for
Nineteenth-Century Studies, University of London, in partnership with
the Department of English, University of Melbourne, and software
developers Constraint Technologies International (CTI), will take place
on 6-7 July 2007 at Birkbeck College, Malet Street, Bloomsbury.

CFP: When Nature Strikes Back (3/1/07; MLA '07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:13am
Sarah McFarland

When Nature Strikes Back

(MLA panel arranged by the Association for the Study of Literature
and the Environment)

Proposals are invited for presentations that explore how literary
texts (including film) depict or personify nature's retribution for
human attempts to control, change, or harm the land.

For example, how does the environment create an inhospitable
situation for humans that either appears natural (hurricanes, West
Nile Virus, Avian Flu, Mad Cow disease) or supernatural (the flood in
Their Eyes Were Watching God)?

How does "nature" have agency in literature and film?

Submit 300-word abstracts by March 1, 2007 to Sarah McFarland at

CFP: Mediated Environmental Encounters (12/1/06; COCE, 6/22/07)

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:42pm
Spencer Schaffner

2007 Conference on Communication and the Environment
June 22 - June 25, 2007 (DePaul University, Chicago)

Proposed Panel: Textually and Technologically Mediated Environmental

UPDATE: Literature, Ecocriticism and the Environment (11/15/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/4/07-2/17/07)

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:16pm
Ken Hada

Submissions due by November 15, 2006
for Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association meeting in Albuquerque,
February 14 -17, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Panels now forming for presentations and roundtables regarding
Literature, =
Ecocriticism, and the Environment in such areas as:
--ecocritical approaches to literature
--environmentally-focused artists and their art
--representations of nature and the environment in popular and American
--interdisciplinary approaches to the environment by environmental =
historians, philosophers, geographers, ecologists, governmental
agencies, =

UPDATE: "New Worlds, Lost Worlds": Discovery, Change, and Loss in Literature (grad) (11/15/06; 3/10/06-3/11/07)

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:15pm
Meredith Donaldson Clark

**Please note: the previously advertised conference is a graduate =

=93New Worlds, Lost Worlds=94: Discovery, Change, and Loss in Literature
McGill University, Montr=E9al
13th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
March 10-11, 2007

The English Graduate Students Association of McGill University is =
pleased to=20
announce its 13th annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, =
is seeking panel and paper proposals on the theme =93New Worlds, Lost =
Discovery, Change, and Loss in Literature. The conference will be held =
Montr=E9al, Canada on March 10th-11th, 2007.

Call for Panels and Papers

CFP: Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference (Hawaii) (2/28/07; 5/25/07-5/27/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 9:05pm
Cheryl Edelson

Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
"Work and Play"
Honolulu, HI
May 25-27, 2007
Chaminade University of Honolulu

Panel and individual paper proposals are now being accepted for the inaugural Oceanic Popular Association Conference. While all
topics and proposals will be considered, those treating the conference theme of "Work and Play" are particularly welcome.

Abstracts/Proposals due Feb. 28, 2007