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CFP: A Cabinet of Curiosities (11/30/05; ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 5:46pm
Nhora Lucía Serrano

" A Cabinet of Curiosities: Objectifying the Human from the
Renaissance to the 21st
Panel for the 2006 American Comparative Literature Association Annual
March 23 - 26, 2006
Princeton University
Deadline for papers: November 30, 2005

We invite papers for the seminar panel, "A Cabinet of Curiosities:
Objectifying the Human from the Renaissance to the 21st Century," as
part of the American Comparative Literature Association's (ACLA) 2006
Annual Meeting: The Human and Its Others.

CFP: Science and Sentiment in U.S. Women's Writing (12/10/05; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:49pm
Lydia Fisher

We seek papers for a panel at the 2006 Society for the Study of American
Women Writers conference (in Philadelphia) that explore the relationship
between science and sentiment in women's writing. Taking as a starting
point scholarship on sentiment by critics such as Shirley Samuels, Glenn
Hendler, Julie Ellison, Marianne Noble, Dana Nelson, and Lauren Berlant, we
are interested in how women writers' use of and relationship to the
sentimental aesthetic developed as America's scientific world view evolved,
from the age of so-called sentimental "feminization" (in the 18th and 19th
centuries) into the present moment. The language of science-as seen in

CFP: Race, Science, and Citizenship (11/7/05; MELUS, 4/27/06-4/30/06)

Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:11am
Shawn Salvant

Call for Papers : "Race, Science, and Citizenship in the Americas"
MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.)
April 27-30, 2006
Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
Presentation proposals are requested for a panel on "Race, Science, and
Citizenship in the Americas" proposed for the 2006 Multi-Ethnic
Literatures of the U.S. conference (MELUS). The conference will be held
April 27-30, 2006 and hosted by Florida Atlantic University.
Proposals must be received by November 7, 2005.
The proposed panel will examine "scientific" determinations of race in
the construction of citizenship at political, geographic,
legal/constitutional, or ideological borders. Proposal abstracts should

CFP: Science Fiction Foundation Essay Prize (grad) (5/31/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:52am
Michelle Reid

Submissions are invited for the annual SF Foundation Essay Prize.

Deadline for Submission: May 31 2006

Judges for 2006:

Gwyneth Jones (World Fantasy Award winner)
Uppinder Mehan (Emerson College, Boston)
Lisa Yaszek (Georgia Institute of Technology)