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CFP: Postcolonial Studies and Ecocriticism (10/1/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:21pm
Hans-Georg Erney

CALL FOR ESSAYS. The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies
seeks submissions for a Special Issue on possible intersections between
postcolonial studies and ecocriticism. Preferred length is 6,000 and
9,000 words, in MLA format. (Please consult a recent issue for settling
any formatting questions.) The author should not identify him/herself in
the essay.

Deadline for complete essays is 10 September 2007.

UPDATE: Text Landscape Identity (UK) (4/13/07; 9/13/07-9/15/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 9:24pm
Adeline Johns-Putra

Text . Landscape . Identity

An Inter-disciplinary Conference for Scholars in the Arts and Humanities
Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

September 13th-15th 2007, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn

UPDATE: NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - 13TH APRIL 2007

CFP: Darwin & the Evolution/"Intelligent Design" Aftermath (11/1/07; Film & History, 10/30/07-11/2/07)

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:36pm
keith wheelock

Call for Papers

Darwin & the Evolution/"Intelligent Design" Aftermath AREA

2008 Film & History Conference

"Film& Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond"

October 30 -November 2, 2008

Chicago, IL

 <http://www.filmandhistory.org/> www.filmandhistory.org

First-Round Deadline: November 1, 2007

 

AREA: Darwin & the Evolution/"Intelligent Design" Aftermath

 

CFP: H. G. Wells, Science and Philosophy (UK) (11/6/07; 9/28/07-9/29/07)

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:36pm
JAMES S.J.

H. G. Wells, Science and Philosophy

The H. G. Wells Society Annual Conference, Imperial College/Conway Hall,
London, 28-29 September 2007

 

Proposals for 20-minute papers, or for panels of 2-3 papers, are invited
for this year's H. G. Wells Society Annual conference. The conference
will be hosted by both Imperial College, London (on the 28 September)
and by Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London (on the 29 September). The
first day of the event will include a plenary lecture by the science
fiction writer, Stephen Baxter.

CFP: H. G. Wells, Science and Philosophy (UK) (6/11/07; 9/28/07-9/29/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 1:36am
Mclean, Steven

H. G. Wells, Science and Philosophy

The H. G. Wells Society Annual Conference, Imperial College/Conway Hall, London, 28-29 September 2007

 

Proposals for 20-minute papers, or for panels of 2-3 papers, are invited for this year's H. G. Wells Society Annual conference. The conference will be hosted by both Imperial College, London (on the 28 September) and by Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London (on the 29 September). The first day of the event will include a plenary lecture by the science fiction writer, Stephen Baxter.

CFP: Against Embodiment (or, Embodiment and its Discontents) (3/15/07; 11/1/07-11/4/07)

updated: 
Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:44am
Bernard Michael Dionysius Geoghegan

Hi folks,

Please consider this CFP, and forward it to anyone interested.
Deadline is March 15th. Thank you.

Conference Panel Call for Papers:
Against Embodiment (or, Embodiment and its Discontents)
21st Annual Conference for the Society for Literature,
     Science and the Arts
November 1 – November 4, 2007
Portland, Maine, USA

CFP: MELUS Session at SAMLA (4/1/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 9:00pm
Joyce Smith

MELUS: Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature in the US

Landscape, Spirit of Place, Nature

Although place has long played a part in ethnic literature, the emphasis on
globalization may have affected this concept. Papers addressing the
function of landscape, the spirit of place, or the role of Nature in ethnic
literature are welcome. By April 1, 2007, please send a 250-word proposal
with the requisite information as noted in the SAMLA Call for Paper
Guidelines to Joyce Smith, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, via email
at Joyce-Smith_at_utc.edu or via regular mail to English Department #2703,
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN
37403-2598.

CFP: Renaissance Discovery? (4/1/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 8:58pm
jfleming_at_sfu.ca

Renaissance Discovery? (RSA 08)

Scholars of various Renaissance fields – including science, emblems, and
antiquarianism – have observed an instability or paradoxicality around the
operative concept of empirical discovery. Scholars have not, however,
evaluated or explained this strange observation. In some cases, discovery
seems irrelevant to the period's production of knowledge; in others,
relevant, but discouraged or abjured. Given that discovery seems basic to
modern notions of evidence, and of interpretation, the hermeneutic and/or
epistemological consequences of the Renaissance attitude may be
considerable.

CFP: Neuroscience, Microscopy and the Literary Imagination (3/31/07; MSA, 11/1/07-11/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 10:54pm
Vike Plock

CFP: New Maps of the Mind: Neuroscience, Microscopy and the Literary
Imagination
We are looking for one or two delegates to join us on a panel on
neuroscience and literary modernism at the MSA 9th Annual Conference
Geographies of Visual and Literary Culture in Long Beach, CA (1 - 4 November
2007).
Turn-of-the-century scientific inventions and discoveries created radically
new topographies of the human mind. Especially neuroscience, relying on
improved technology in the area of microscopy, suggested profoundly new ways
of looking at the nervous system, making its internal organisation and
geography visible to the human eye. Whilst the workings of the human mind

CFP: Disability, HIV/AIDS &amp; Culture (3/15/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 10:54pm
Bell, Christopher

Disconnections and missed connections between the spheres of disability, HIV/AIDS and culture. How do the three inform each other? How can they be (and are they) prioritized and with what investments? Which (types of) individuals navigate the three spheres and with what results?

 

Potential topics of discussion include, but are not limited to:

 

Representation in literature, music and art

Reception and reception theory

Knowledge production

Activism and histories of activism

Ideologies of "cure"

Politics and body politics

Identity and identity construction

Intersectionality

 

CFP: Writing about Place (3/15/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 10:53pm
Harper, Jean

Writing Place, Placing Writing

 

Literature and literary studies have long acknowledged a significant relationship between the construction of narrative and the place in which narrative is constructed. Writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction find both inspiration and limitation, shaping forces, and restrictive forces, in local geography, culture, and environments natural and constructed. To address the complex interrelationship of literature and place, we invite proposals for papers (15-minute presentation limit), for a panel concerned with the relationship between writing/literature and landscape/place/environment.

 

Proposals are especially encouraged on the following topics.

 

CFP: Science and Literature (3/31/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 9:51pm
Elizabeth Klaver

Call for Papers
Permanent Session of the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference,
Cleveland, OH 11/8/07-11/11/07
Conference Theme: "Reconsidering Realisms"

Panel Topic: Medical Science and Literature

CFP: Biosemiotics (Netherlands) (3/15/07; 6/6/07-6/9/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 9:51pm
International Society for Biosemiotic Studies

This is an open Call for Papers for the Seventh Annual International
Gatherings in Biosemiotics, to be held on June 6-9, 2007 at the
University of Groningen, Netherlands.

The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Seventh Annual Gatherings in
Biosemiotics welcomes paper proposals from any academic discipline
investigating the real-world use of sign processes among or within
living organisms (including humans!). More information regarding the
kind of papers that we are looking for and the kind of
interdisciplinary work that is going on in Biosemiotics can be found
here: www.biosemiotics.org

CFP: (Un)natural Selection: Genetics and Eugenics (3/31/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 9:00pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

Call for Papers
  Submission deadline: March 31, 2007
   
  We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to (un)natural selection, genetics, and eugenics and their representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   
  Many of Heinlein's short stories and novels include characters who are products of careful genetic manipulation or other forms of unnatural selection. A prime example is the Howard Families, most especially Lazarus Long. By exploring the scientific and ethical consequences of unnatural selection, Heinlein uncovered both potential benefits and hazards of taking control of human evolution, or certain aspects thereof.
   

CFP: Engineering (3/31/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

Call for Papers
  Submission deadline: March 31, 2007
   
  We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to engineering and its representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   
  Various types of engineering, especially aerospace engineering, appear in nearly all of Heinlein's novels and short stories, often in detail. Heinlein was able to present engineering principles and theories in such a way that they were understandable for the average reader.
   
  Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
   
  --Aerospace engineering
   

CFP: Literature and Psychology (3/15/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:12pm
John Morris

     Interested individuals are encouraged to submit 500-word abstracts =
or completed papers to the Literature and Psychology session at the =
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference to be held =
1-3 November 2007 in Memphis, Tennessee.
     The session is open topic; papers addressing any and all issues =
pertinent to the intersection between literature and psychology will be =
considered.
     If interested, please send a 500-word abstract or the completed =
paper to John G. Morris, Professor of English, Cameron University, 2800 =
W. Gore Blvd., Lawton, OK 73505. If you prefer you may send either the =

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