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CFP: The Undead (9/1/06; 10/19/06-10/20/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:16pm
UCB Undead Conference


The Undead
A conference at the University of California at Berkeley

October 19-20, 2006
Hosted by the Department of Comparative Literature


>From age-old whisperings of spirits and ghosts to the contemporary
explosion of cultural interest in zombies, the concept of the undead
is one that refuses to die.

CFP: Women Writers, Activism, and Healing (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Susannah Bartlow

Call for Papers
Panel: Women Writers of Color, Womanist/Feminist Activism, and
Personal Healing
38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

This panel focuses on the connections between women authors, personal
healing, and the search for global justice. What is the relationship
between women's personal empowerment and their political action,
particularly in literature by women of color in the last half of the
20th and the first years of the 21st century? The panel will invoke
some of these questions:

CFP: Image, Sound, & Touch in the Nineteenth Century (7/31/06; collection)

Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
Margaret Linley

Call for Papers: Image, Sound, & Touch in the Nineteenth Century (Collection)

We are seeking submissions for a collection of previously unpublished
essays on Image, Sound, and Touch in the Nineteenth Century.

How might the image look if we approach it through the sensations and
technologies of sound and touch? What can the nineteenth century teach us
about the inter-related and remedial qualities of media? In what ways do
we reproduce the apparent ocular-centrism of the nineteenth century in our
current critical practices?

CFP: Creative Forces: Women, Art, Science (11/1/06; MAWSA, 3/31/07)

Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
Dr. Lois Gilmore

CFP: Mid-Atlantic Women's Studies Association Conference March 31, 2007

"Creative Forces: Women, Art, Science"



The Mid-Atlantic Women's Studies Association invites submissions for its
annual conference to be held March 31, 2007, at Bucks County Community
College in Newtown, PA. This year's conference theme is "Creative Forces:
Women, Art, Science."



This conference spotlights the dynamic relations and fecund negotiations
among the complex and interrelated domains of the arts, the sciences, and



CFP: Science in 19th-Century Britain (8/10/06; collection)

Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 2:08pm
Amanda Mordavsky


Interdisciplinary Essays on Science in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Papers are being sought for a collection of essays on Science in
Nineteenth-Century Britain. Edited by Amanda Mordavsky Caleb, the collection
will be printed by Cambridge Scholars Press in Spring/Summer 2007. Papers are
invited on all aspects of research broadly relating to science in
nineteenth-century Britain. Proposals may focus on areas including, but not
limited to: art, astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, continental influences,
history, literature, mathematics, medicine, music, philosophy, physics,
religion, sociology, and zoology.

CFP: The Body in Medical Culture (6/15/06; collection)

Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 2:08pm
Elizabeth Klaver

For a book collection of essays, The Body in Medical Culture, please
send the abstract of completed essays of about 25 pages on any aspect of
the medicalized body in the 18th or 19th centuries. Europe, Britain or
North America considered. 250 word abstract due by June 15. Send to

CFP: British Gynaecology, 1500-2000 (7/31/06; collection)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
A Shellard

CFP: Gynaecology and British Culture, 1500 - 2000

Proposals are currently being sought for a collection of essays exploring the
history of British gynaecology between 1500 and 2000. The collection will be
edited by Andrew Mangham (University of Sheffield) and Greta Depledge (Birkbeck
College, University of London). We are particularly interested in essays with
an interdisciplinary approach. Possible subjects include, though are not
limited to:

CFP: 19th-Century Science, Technology, and Media (12/1/06; INCS, 4/19/07-4/21/07)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:42pm
Mallinick, Daniella


Inspired by Bram Stoker's innovative narrative forms and themes in Dracula-—and in particular by Jonathan Harker's statement in his journal that he is witnessing the "nineteenth-century up-to-date with a vengeance"--this conference will explore the thoroughly modern forms of communication, technological development, and scientific discovery that emerged in the period.

CFP: evolutions (UK) (7/15/06; 9/22/06-9/23/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:48pm
Lisa Otty

22-23 September 2006

A two-day international conference hosted by the School of Literatures,
Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh

Keynote Speaker: Professor Simon Frith

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is
done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
-Ecclesiastes 1:9

A revolution is not a dinner-party.
-Mao Zedong

We are causing the reversal of evolution.
-James Hart, Eugenic Manifesto

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
-Bob Dylan, 'The Times They Are A-Changin' '