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CFP: Science, Technology, & Globalization (Guatemala) (5/30/07; 8/13/07 -8/16/07)

updated: 
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 9:47pm
lamamagde_at_aol.com

  The Seventh International Conference of Philosophy Science, technology and=
 globalization Rafael Land=C3=ADvar University, Guatemala City August 13, 14=
, and 16, 2007 In honor to Antonio Gallo, S. J. Please send an abstract 2=
50=E2=80=93500 words by May 30, 2007, to: Michael Purdy, m=E2=80=93purdy_at_gov=
st.edu Requirements for Proposals for the conference (English): The cen=
tral theme of the discussion of the seventh international conference of phil=
osophy is the debate of the current developments of the science and the tech=
nology in a global world. The discussions will deal with the effects and man=
ifestations that technology has in the different lifeworlds and the meaning=20=

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy (11/16/07; 2/14/08-2/16/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 7:25pm
Marny Parkin

Life, the Universe, and Everything XXVI: The Marion K. "Doc" Smith
Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held February 14-16,
2008, on the Provo, Utah, campus of Brigham Young University. Guests
include Gail Carson Levine. (For more information, see http://
ltue.byu.edu.)

We are especially interested in papers in the following areas (but
others can be considered):

• Literary criticism/analysis of sf&f and related literature
(medieval, renaissance, mythology, magic realism, etc.)

• Science and technology (especially new or unusual)

• Analysis of sf&f relating to poetry and/or theatre

• Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f

CFP: Science and Humanities (9/1/07; 10/17/07-10/19/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:51pm
Dr. Blake G. Hobby

Science and the Humanities
 
UNC-Asheville
www.unca.edu
 
Deadline for Submissions: Sept. 1, 2007
Conference Dates: Oct. 17-19, 2007
 
The University of North Carolina at Asheville will sponsor a conference on
"Science and the Humanities" October 17 through 19 in Asheville, North
Carolina. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Sept. 1, 2007. Papers
will be strictly limited to twenty minutes. The conference encourages
papers and proposals from professors, graduate students, and undergraduates,
including proposals of collaborative work between professors and students.
Please send proposals and/or abstracts by Sept. 1, 2007 to:
 

UPDATE: (Un)natural Selection: Genetics and Eugenics (5/15/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

Call for Papers
  Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Event and Academic Conference
  July 6-8, 2007
  Kansas City, MO
   
  Submission deadline extended to May 15, 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.
   

UPDATE: Engineering (5/15/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

Call for Papers
  Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Event and Academic Conference
  July 6-8, 2007
  Kansas City, MO
   
  Submission deadline extended to May 15, 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.
   

UPDATE: Political Science and the Science of Politics (5/15/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

Call for Papers
  Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Event and Academic Conference
  July 6-8, 2007
  Kansas City, MO
   
  Submission deadline extended to May 15, 2007
   
      We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to political science and its representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   
  Studies in political science appear in nearly all of Heinlein's novels and short stories, wherein he could challenge the political structures of his day and explore the possibilities of what governments of the future might be like. All topics related to political science are welcome. Suggested topics include:

CFP: Thinking Affect - Memory, Language, and Cognition (6/15/07; 9/27/07-9/28/07)

updated: 
Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:50pm
Jenni Lieberman

 Call for Papers: *
Thinking Affect - Memory, Language, and Cognition.**
*A graduate student conference, sponsored by the Unit for Criticism &
Interpretive Theory
http://criticism.english.uiuc.edu/
*
**Abstracts Due: June 15, 2007
Conference Dates: September 28 =96 29, 2007
**See below for submission procedures.*

*Advisory Committee: *
*Lillian Hoddeson, Stephen Levinson, Andrew Pickering, Rick Powers, and **N=
eal
Cohen.*

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

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