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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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
mcfarlands_at_nsula.edu.

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

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

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

Proposed Panel: Textually and Technologically Mediated Environmental
Encounters

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

updated: 
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:
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--ecocritical approaches to literature
--environmentally-focused artists and their art
--representations of nature and the environment in popular and American
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culture
--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)

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

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

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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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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)

updated: 
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)

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

Pathologies:
  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.
   

CFP: Only Human?: Medical Biology vs. The Social Model of Disability (11/30/06; SGES, 2/16/07-2/18/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:41pm
stacey

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: Off the Map: Ecocriticism Beyond Borders (11/30/06; SGES, 2/16/07-2/18/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:06pm
stacey

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
   
  Off the Map: Ecocriticism Beyond Borders

"Ecological thinking about literature requires us to take the nonhuman
world as seriously as previous modes of criticism have taken the human realm of society and culture. That, it seems to me, is ecocriticism's greatest challenge and its greatest opportunity."
- Glen A. Love, "Ecocriticism and Science"

CFP: Women Writers and Visual Culture (UK) (11/4/06; 1/12/07)

updated: 
Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 12:51am
William May

Women Writers and Visual Culture
12th January, 2007, English Faculty, Oxford

Over the past few years, there have been significant and ground-breaking attempts to assess the visual strategies that have shaped the political, social, and literary designs of women poets, novelists, illustrators, translators, dramatists, artists and actresses, to give just a few examples. Studies have drawn upon a wide range of media including painting, print, textiles, advertising, architecture, sculpture, stage, screen, cyberspace and beyond.

UPDATE: Health & Disease in Popular Culture (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:53pm
Leslie Fife

CFP: HEALTH AND DISEASE IN POPULAR CULTURE
   
  POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS CONFERENCE
   
  BOSTON MARRIOTT COPLEY PLACE
  Boston, Massachusetts
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  UPDATED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 3, 2006.
   
  The "Health and Disease in Popular Culture" PCA/ACA
  area encourages proposals from historical and contemporary
  perspectives.
   
  Topics may include subjects related to health and disease
  in the mass media (e.g., television, film, internet, advertising);
  drugs and pharmaceuticals; alcohol or tobacco; infectious and
  chronic diseases in popular culture; epidemics; mental health;

CFP: Lit and Healing Arts / Medicine (11/1/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:20pm
Joe Pestino

Call for Papers for an NYCEA sponsored Special Topics Panel on
"Literature and the Healing Arts / Literature and Medicine" at the 2007
College English Association (CEA) Conference New Orleans—April 12 to
April 14, 2007

We welcome submissions of NYCEA papers presented previously on the
following NYCEA Conference theme, OR new submissions on the topic of
this special session call: " Literature and the Healing Arts /
Literature and Medicine"

We also welcome full panel proposals fitting the above panel topic.

UPDATE: Creative Forces: Women, Art, Science (12/1/06; MAWSA, 3/31/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:20pm
Dr. Lois Gilmore

1, Deadline for proposals has been extended to December 1, 2006

 

2. Scheduled to appear: Sandy Stone (Associate Professor at the University
of Texas at Austin, Senior Artist at the Banff Centre, Professor of New
Media and Performance at the European Graduate School EGS. Artist.
Performer. Author) and Paula Rothenberg, (author, served as director of The
New Jersey Project on Inclusive Scholarship, Curriculum, and Teaching).

CFP: Literature and Science (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2006 - 3:48pm
Ian Roberts

The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association
invites submissions for the 2007 PCA/ACA National Conference, to be held
in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts from April 4-7, 2007.

Interpretive papers focusing on the representation or integration of
science in specific literary texts are especially encouraged. However,
proposals dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of
literature and science are welcome. Topics related to the interrelations
of the humanities and sciences include:

CFP: British Society for Literature and Science (UK) (11/30/06; 3/29/07-3/31/07)

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2006 - 3:48pm
Alice Jenkins

The Second Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited for the second annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science. The conference will be held at the Birmingham and Midlands Institute in central Birmingham, hosted by the University of Central England, from 29-31 March 2007. Plenary speakers include Robert Crawford and Jenny Uglow.

Papers may address topics in the interactions of literature and science in any period and any languages. Presenters need not be based in UK institutions.

We also invite panel proposals for three papers of 20 minutes or four papers of 15 minutes; members of the panel should be drawn from more than one institution.

CFP: Humanities and Neuroscience (12/15/06; 4/20/06-4/21/06)

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2006 - 3:48pm
John Hunter

 From the Brain to Human Culture: Intersections
between the Humanities and Neuroscience

An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the
Comparative Humanities Program at Bucknell University to be held at

Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
April 20-21, 2007
Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Andy Clark,
Dept. of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Prof. Michael Gazzaniga
Dept. of Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara

CFP: Transdisciplinarity and the Unity of Knowledge: Beyond the Science and Religion Dialogue (12/15/06; 6/2/07-6/6/07)

updated: 
Friday, October 6, 2006 - 7:58pm
Elizabeth Kenny

Transdisciplinarity and the Unity of Knowledge: Beyond the Science and
Religion Dialogue

2 June 2007 to 06 June 2007

Philadelphia, United States

 

The challenge of the 21st century is to integrate or synthesize the
exponential growth in human knowledge into meaningful wholes. But is a unity
of knowledge possible? This conference asks questions that transcend
disciplinary boundaries.

 

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15 December 2006.

 

Enquiries: conference2007_at_metanexus.net

Web address: http://www.metanexus.net/conference2007

Sponsored by: Metanexus Institute

 

 

Thank you,

CFP: Art, History and Science (10/28/06; online journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 3:49pm
Irene Aparicio

artciencia.com, Number 5, October-January 2006
  Deadline for submissions is October 28, 2006.
   
  For next issue planned for November 2006, the editors of the artciencia.com invite essays and artworks with new approaches to the long-discussed topics of art and history, aesthetics, bio-science and technology in music, literature, cinema, video art, photography, architecture, new media, painting, and other arts.
   
  We are especially interested in essays and artworks that address the convergences of the science and technology studies with art studies, or reconsider the encounters of arts with specific historical events (new discoveries of science, technology development, political and social mutations, and wars).
   

CFP: A Lacan Primer (10/5/06; Narrative, 3/15/07-3/18/07)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 3:48pm
Kelly McGuire

CFP: A Lacan Primer (10/5/06; Narrative '07, 3/15/07-3/18/07)

Society for the Study of Narrative Literature
2007 International Conference on Narrative
Washington D.C.
March 15-18 2007

A Lacan Primer: Children's Narrative Through Lacan, Lacan through
Children's Narrative

CFP: Psycho-Traumatology and 19th Century Authorship (9/18/06; NEMLA, 4/1/07-4/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:53pm
Jillmarie Murphy

Psycho-Traumatology and 19th Century Authorship: 38th Annual NEMLA =
Convention, March 1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland. This panel proposes to =
examine the connection between the real-life trauma of nineteenth =
century authors and their body of work. In what ways did their childhood =
and/or adolescent traumas inform and shape 19th century writings? How =
much narrative distance is there between the traumatized author and =
his/her work? What are the various traumas that serve to influence =
writers of the nineteenth century? Possible trauma topics include: Death =
and/or Suicide and/or Murder; Poverty; Incest; Physical and/or Emotional =

UPDATE: Sustainability and the Literary Imagination (Taiwan) (9/15/06; 11/17/06-11/18/06)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:53pm
Hannes Bergthaller

The deadline has been extended, and the program extended by another day
- see below:

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International Conference

Sustainability and the Literary Imagination:
Transdisciplinary and Intercultural Perspectives

November 17th-18th, 2006
Department of English
National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

Call for papers

CFP: Romanticism & Psychiatry (2/1/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:10pm
Miriam Wallace

CFE- Special Issue of _History of Psychiatry_ on Anglo-European
Romanticism & Origins of Psychiatry (2/1/2007, 11/30/2007)

Call for papers

Special Issue of History of Psychiatry:
Anglo-European Romanticism and the origins of psychiatry

CFP: Health and Disease in Popular Culture (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:09pm
Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman

 PCA/ACA HEALTH AND DISEASE IN POPULAR CULTURE (11/1/06; 4/4/07-4/7/07)
 POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
 BOSTON MARRIOTT COPLEY PLACE
 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, APRIL 4-7, 2007

 The "Health and Disease in Popular Culture" PCA/ACA area encourages
 proposals from historical and contemporary perspectives.

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