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CFP: [Science] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1, Deadlines Nov 1st, Translation in Literature

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:43pm
Marqueshia Wilson

Translation in Literature

Fine literature does and should span centuries and continents. But have
you ever played telephone? Have you ever played operator?

What is lost in the translation of ancient texts or even contemporary
texts in different languages? How can the poems of Turgenev or the
initially oral tales of, say, The Iliad retain their meaning through time
and space? And if something is lost in translation, why must we strive
for transmission in this ever-shrinking, wi-fy connected world?

Interdisciplinary panel, paper, and creative submissions are invited for
the 14th annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium at Arizona State
University, Tempe, AZ, held Feb. 29-March 1, 2008.

CFP: [Science] Reading and Writing Recipe Books: 1600-1800

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 12:47pm
Michelle DiMeo

Reading and Writing Recipe Books: 1600-1800
University of Warwick
8-9 August 2008
Keynote Speakers:
Margaret Ezell (English, Texas A&M University)
Mary Fissell (History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University)
Gilly Lehmann (Universite de Franche-Comte)
Janet Theophano (Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania)
This international interdisciplinary conference will provide a much-
needed environment that allows recipe book scholars to meet and discuss
important issues such as comparative methodologies and periodization,
thereby offering a key opportuninity to shape the course of future
research on this genre.

UPDATE: [Science] International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Monday, October 8, 2007 - 10:17pm
Graham J. Murphy

The 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Delightful Horror and the Sense of Wonder:
Appreciating the Sublime in the Fantastic

[Feel free to distribute this updated Call for Papers]

CFP: [Science] society for disability studies, new york city, june 2008

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 10:22pm
Petra Kuppers

Call for Proposals
Society for Disability Studies 21st Annual Conference
New York City, June 18-22, 2008
“Cosmopolitan? Disability Studies Crips the City”
Submission Deadline: 1 December 2007
As Disability Studies becomes more aware of the boundaries of its own
discourses, we want to explore critically the lands of its origins, the
limits of its imagination, and the challenges of experiencing wider
space. Bodies, ideas, and words travel across borders, negotiate
restricted space and resistance, and become transformed as they journey.
How do notions of disability, Disability Studies, and disability culture
shift in these travels? Who participates in these travels and who is

CFP: [Science] Transgressing Natureâs Body: Violating Mother Earth (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

Monday, October 1, 2007 - 8:36pm
Want Chyi

Be it bodies of water or bodies of land, documentaries such as Al
Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The 11th Hour”
speak to humanity’s continued rape of the physical world. In what ways
has industrialization prompted progress while damaging the planet? What
are the consequences of violating any form of “natural boundary”? This
panel seeks critical and creative presentations that explore these

CFP: [Science] Environmental Writers' Conference

Monday, October 1, 2007 - 6:51pm
Barbara Ward Klein

Fifth Environmental Writers' Conference in honor of Rachel Carson
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
June 10 â€" 13, 2008

The Fifth Environmental Writers' Conference in honor of Rachel Carson will
be held once again at The Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and
scholars, writers, educators and artists are welcome to attend. The
Conference is held biennially, and it is a blend of scholarly and creative
presentations, readings, informal discussions and workshops. In addition,
it offers participants an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor
activities in one of the North Atlantic coastline’s most serene locations
where the forest really does meet the sea.

CFP: [Science] Science and Medicine in Popular Culture

Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 8:29pm
Lynn Marie Houston

Please join us for the inaugural year of the Science and Medicine Area of
the Southwest regional conference of the Popular Culture and American
Culture Association. This year's keynote speaker is poet Joy Harjo.

We are now accepting abstracts of scholarly papers dealing with the
complex relationships between science, medicine, technology, and culture
for presentation at our conference from February 13-16, 2008 in
Albuquerque, NM. Papers should wrestle with one or some of the notions
below, and do not necessarily have to deal with Southwestern culture in

CFP: [Science] Starships SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/07; 13-16/08)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 12:34pm
C. Jason Smith

Call for Papers: Starships: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX

The 2008 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
29th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque,
NM, February 13-16, 2008.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to
invite paper and panel proposals on starships in Science Fiction and
Fantasy. These could include, but are not limited to, the following:

CFP: [Science] Gaming Theory and Culture (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 7:20pm
Barbara Lucas

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Video Game Theory and
Culture for the 29th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in
the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

CFP: [Science] Specs: Sympathetic Interfaces between Creative/Critical Practices (journal)

Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 2:55am
Vidhu Aggarwal

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College.

Specs aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical
practices. The journal invokes the spirit of John Dewey, for whom thinking
begins in flux, in the "peculiar combination of the understood and

The editors invite submissions of critical and/or creative work for both
the print and web issue, including critical articles, fiction, non-fiction
(of up to 6000 works), poetry (3-5 poems) and artwork.

CFP: [Science] Sharp Eyes V: John Burroughs, Nature Writing and 19th-Century Science (3/31/2008; 6/15-6/19/2008)

Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 3:48pm
Jeffrey Walker

This gathering will be the fifth in the John Burroughs Nature Writing
Conference and Seminar Series. For the 2008 conference, we will consider
the effects on literature of some of the scientific revolutions of the
nineteenth-century, such as biological evolution, the magnitude of geologic
time and consequent interpretations about the history of the earth, and the
emerging sense of the environmental limitations of the planet.
Papers are delivered to plenary sessions of students, faculty, and visiting
scholars. Topics could include Burroughs in relation to Charles Lyell,
Charles Darwin, Herbert Spencer, or Henri Bergson; the development of

CFP: [Science] Visions of Tomorrow: Science and Utopia in German Culture

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 7:00pm
Diana Spokiene

CFP: Visions of Tomorrow: Science and Utopia in German Culture

Workshop to be held at the 11th International Conference of ISSEI, the
International Society for the Study of European Ideas, from 28 July â€" 2
August 2008 at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Conference theme:
Language and the Scientific Imagination.

CFP: [Science] Gender and Science Student Research Conference

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 2:05am
Eric Sonstroem

On March 29, 2008, the Gender Studies Program of the University of the
Pacific will be hosting a one-day regional student research conference on
"Gender and Science." This is a multi-disciplinary conference that will
invite student research presentations in the natural sciences, social
sciences and humanities, and is especially welcoming of research projects
that are interdisciplinary in nature. Submissions are welcome from
undergraduate students and from Masters students. An award will be given
for the best pre-submitted undergraduate essay.

UPDATE: [Science] Refractory â Series TV (1/15/08: Journal issue)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 12:04am
Dr. Lucian Chaffey


Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media is a refereed,
peer-reviewed, e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting
aspects of current and past entertainment media. The journal is
published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and
Communication, University of Melbourne.

Submission of completed articles (4â€"6000 words) + brief bio: 01/15/08
Publication: Autumn 2008

ISSUE THEME: Series TV: New fields of critical thought and radical
perspectives on series televisuality.

UPDATE: [Science] UPDATE: Art and Science Call for Papers (30/09/07)

Monday, August 27, 2007 - 10:06am
Irene Aparicio, Number 7, November 2007-February 2008
Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2007.
For the forthcoming issue planned for November 2007, the editors of invite essays and artwork with new approaches to the
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 artwork that address the
convergence of studies in science and technology with those in art, or
reconsider the encounter of art with specific historical events (i.e. new
discoveries in science, technological development, political and social

CFP: [Science] Darwin and the Evolution of Victorian Studies

Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 1:51pm
Jonathan Smith

Victorian Studies will mark the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth and
the 150th anniversary of The Origin of Species in 2009 with a special issue
on “Darwin and the Evolution of Victorian Studies.” Essays of not more than
8,000 words (including endnotes), prepared in MLA Style, are invited on all
aspects of Darwin and Darwin studies in the Victorian period from scholars
working in a range of areas, including literary and cultural criticism,
history and history of science, art history, and history of the book. The
deadline for submissions is July 15, 2008, to guest editor Jonathan Smith.

CFP: [Science] Prescribing Gender in Medicine and Narrative

Monday, August 20, 2007 - 8:05pm
Angela Laflen

Gender is a particularly important, if often overlooked, context for
medicine. Not only does one become visible within medicine as a gendered
subject (susceptibility for illness and particular injuries are strongly
linked to gender, for example, and numerous diseases are gender-specific),
but gender directly affects the way an individual, whether doctor or
patient, will be perceived and treated. Consequently, though medical
narratives exert considerable social power as they claim the ability to
speak the truth about gender, medical narratives and interactions are
themselves shaped by existing stereotypes about gender. This is
particularly true with regard to the ways that patients and medical

CFP: [Science] Literature and Science

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 6:59pm
Ian Ferris Roberts

The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association
invites submissions for the 2008 PCA/ACA National Conference, to be held
in glorious San Francisco from March 19-22, 2008.

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. Related topics include:

CFP: [Science] Justice and the Big Bad Man: Perspectives on Individual Responsibility (9/1/07, NEMLA 4/10/-4/13/08)

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 2:18pm
Chad B. Cripe

Justice and the Big Bad Man: Perspectives on Individual Responsibility

“We the People” take for granted the role of the government to provide
certain servicesâ€"administration, protection, securityâ€"in a fair and
impartial manner. Yet the impartiality of any given system of government
is often compromised. Oppression can be passive, due to red tape and
forms in triplicate that delay or deny justice, or aggressive, when
individuals within the system seek selfish rather than communal benefits.
When the system fails, what responsibilities can, should, and/or must the
individual assume?

CFP: [Science] The Third Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 5:43pm
Sharon Ruston

The Third Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited for the third annual
conference of the British Society for Literature and Science. The
conference will be held at Keele University, from 27â€"29 March 2008.

Plenary speakers include Frank Close, OBE (Professor of Physics, Exeter
College, Oxford), Steven Connor (Professor of Modern Literature and
Theory, Birkbeck College, London), and Helen Small (Fellow in English,
Pembroke College, Oxford).

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

CFP: Literature: Eco-Criticism & Environment (11/1/07; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/13/08-2/16/08)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 7:28pm
Ken Hada

CFP: Literature, Ecocriticism, and the Environment
Abstract/Proposals du by November 1, 2007
The 29th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
  February 13-16, 2008
  Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
  330 Tijeras
  Albuquerque, NM 87102
  Phone: 1.505.842.1234
  Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
Panels now forming for presentations and roundtables regarding
Literature, Eco-criticism, and the Environment in such areas as:
--eco-critical approaches to literature

CFP: Environment and Culture (6/15/07; MAPACA, 11/2/07-11/4/07)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 7:28pm
T. Weiss

Proposals or abstracts only, along with AV needs to; hard copies can be sent to
Prof. Tara Weiss, Dept. of Eng., Kingsborough Community College/CUNY, 2001 Oriental Blvd., B'klyn, NY 11235.

Thank you.


 Tara Weiss
Received on Thu May 17 2007 - 15:28:36 EDT

CFP: Gender & Technology (11/1/07; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/13/08-2/16/08)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 7:27pm
Still, Brian

Proposals are now being accepted for the Gender & Technology Area of the
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Cultural Association 2008 Conference.


In addition to individual paper proposals, panel proposals are also


Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics
exploring other interesting and varied relationships between gender and
technology are also welcome:



*gender and technology in learning environments

*gender in IT careers

*medical regulation, invention, and augmentation of gender

*gender and science theory (dealing with philosophical
questions/aspects, i.e. Keller, Longino, etc.)