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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 =
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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

CFP: Pathologies: Scientific and Cultural Representation of the Normal and the Abnormal (grad) (1/29/07; 3/16/07-3/17/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 2:37am
Andrew Klein

  Scientific and Cultural Representations of the
  Normal and the Abnormal
  Rice University
  March 16â€"17, 2007
  Keynote Speaker: Rachel Adams, Ph.D., associate professor of English and American Literature and associate director of American Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of several books and essays, including Sideshow U.S.A: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination and editor of The Masculinity Studies Reader.