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CFP: Socialism and Democracy's Special Issue on Science Fiction (3/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Rogan Alcena

Socialism and Democracy's special issue on science fiction, submission
deadline March 1, 2006
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Socialism and Democracy is calling for essays for its forthcoming
special issue on science fiction, slated for publication in November
2006. The tentative title of the special issue is "Social Critique,
Socialism, and Science Fiction." We are looking for essays that address
the relationship between either social critique (such as issues
pertaining to gender, race, class, ethnicity, etc.), and science
fiction, or between Socialist / Marxist perspectives and science
fiction. As the broad nature of the title suggests, we are open to a

CFP: Representations of the Environmental Crisis (grad) (3/15/06; 5/12/06-5/13/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
Michael Mikulak

Graduate student conference panel--please distribute.

As part of the second annual graduate student conference—"Natural and
National Crises: The Shifting Sands of the Literary"-- being held at the
English department of l'Université de Montréal, on May 12-13th, 2006, this
panel is being organized around one of the effects that the nation itself is
in crisis.

The Wretched Earth: From Monkeywrenching to Green Consumption, Tactics and
Rhetoric in the Environmental Movement.

CFP: Literature and Psychology (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
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 Conference to be held 26-28 =
October in Ft. Worth, Texas.=20
      The session will be an open topic; papers addresssing 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 send either the =
abstract or paper via e-mail attachment (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, or =

CFP: "Science Fiction and Life Writing": Biography Special Issue (8/15/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:48pm
William Howes

Call for Papers. The Winter 2007 issue of _Biography_ will be a special
issue on the relation between science fiction and the theory and practice of
life writing. Guest editor John Rieder invites essays on the ways science
fiction explores the recording of lives, including its estrangement and
problematization of the construction of identities, issues of memory and
identity, the integrity or fragmentation of personal identity, the social
construction of personhood, and related topics; or papers that explore the
auto/biographical elements of science fiction, such as the relation of
science fiction to travel writing, captivity narratives, autobiographical

CFP: Intersections: Literature, Science, Nature (3/1/06; MLA '06)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Barbara Cook

Abstracts are invited for the MLA 2006 panels sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. MLA will be held in Philadelphia in December 2006 and all presenters must be member of MLA at the time of acceptance of their proposals for the panel, i.e. April 2006.

Intersections: Literature, Science, Nature.

Abstracts (250-300 words) are invited that discuss relationships between literature, science, and nature and/or scientific theory and literary theory. Submit by March 1, 2006 to bcook_at_mtaloy.edu.

CFP: The Place of Music in Science Fiction and Fantasy (3/1/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Seo-Young Jennie Chu

Modern Language Association Annual Convention
December 27 - 30, 2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The MLA Discussion Group on Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic
Literature invites submissions for a panel titled "The Place of Music in
Science Fiction and Fantasy."

Topics might include (but are not limited to):

* Defining "science-fiction music." What makes a work of music
"science-fictional"? Possible subtopics: micropolyphony, symmetrical
divisions of the octave, experimental musical technologies (e.g., the
Ondes Martenot).

* The relationship of music to other nonverbal arts (e.g., painting,
architecture, photography) in science fiction and fantasy.

CFP: Disability and Science Fiction (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
VATER Grrl

CFP: Science Fiction and Disability (3/15/06; MLA '06)
For many years, the archetypal image of disability in
science fiction was Robert Heinlein's Waldo, the
embittered, reclusive, socially inept genius who, in
the eponymous story, overcomes myasthenia gravis when
an old sage reveals to him that he can cure himself
through willpower: "Gramps Schneider had told him he
need not be weak! That he could be strong – Strong!
STRONG! He had never thought of it." Since Heinlein's
1942 paean to voluntarist triumph over personal
adversity, disability and dysmorphism have had a
complex history in science fiction. From the gentle
freaks of William Tenn and Theodore Sturgeon to the

CFP: Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: An Encyclopedia (9/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Robin Reid

CFP: Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: An Encyclopedia (9-1-2006)

 

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS

 

Greenwood Press

Planned Completion Date: January 2007

 

The 2-volume, illustrated Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: An
Encyclopedia is scheduled to be published by Greenwood Press in 2007. The
Editor is seeking contributors for unassigned entries.

 

The focus will be primarily but not exclusively on work in English from the
19th century to the present, covering fiction, nonfiction, film, television,
art, comics, graphic novels, music and poetry.

 

CFP: Posthuman, All Too Posthuman (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
cbelling_at_notes.cc.sunysb.edu

The Division for Literature and Science of the Modern Language Association
is arranging the following session for the MLA meeting in Philadelphia,
December 2006:

Posthuman, All Too Posthuman
Organizer: Henry Turner
Papers on the “posthuman” in literature and science: networks, systems, and
assemblages; embodiment and prostheses; animals, nature, and environment;
posthuman futures, pasts, and presents; posthumanities scholarship.
Abstracts by March 15 to Henry Turner, hsturner_at_wisc.edu.
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Catherine Belling, PhD

CFP: Rhetoric and/of Science (grad) (2/10/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Elizabeth Spies

CFP: Rhetoric and Science

(dis)junctions: lost in translation
April 7-8, 2006

This panel is concerned with the question of how science and scientific
dialogues have influenced national rhetoric. Some questions we seek to
examine are:
          How has our vision of the place of science in everyday secular society
changed in the past fifty to one hundred years, or even in the past twenty?
        How has science affected American political rhetoric?
        How have the rhetorics of science and religion shaped each other through
the debate over Darwinism and intelligent design?
        How has the rhetoric of science altered the way we understand or
conceptualize works in the humanities?

UPDATE: Autism and Representation (UK) (1/7/06; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Rose, Irene

Due to recent publicity in the UK national newspaper the Guardian, this colloquium has now been extended to run over two days - Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2006.

Like wise the deadline to register an interest or submit a panel/paper has now been extended to January 7th 2006.

Autism and Representation - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
A Two Day Colloquium hosted by the Association for Research in Popular Fictions
Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2006

CFP: Ecofeminism and Literature (3/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:10pm
Andrea Campbell

I am seeking papers that address Ecofeminism and Literature for a book
proposal I am currently working on, which is pending publication with
Cambridge Scholars Press. Papers will be considered for this collection.
Possible topics can address Ecofeminism and:

-race
-class
-gender
-third world countries
-environmental destruction
-sexism
-heterosexism
-colonialism
-militarism

UPDATE: Robinson Jeffers and Change (1/15/06; 2/17/06-2/19/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 2:14pm
Kafka, Rob

Update: Proposal Deadline Extended to 1/15/2006

CFP: Robinson Jeffers and Change (1/15/06; 2/17/06-2/19/06)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Evolution, Revolution and Change: Social and Natural Forces in Jeffers's
Poetry

ROBINSON JEFFERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Brazil Ranch, Big Sur, California, Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2006

Jeffers was interested in timeless forces at work in the individual, in
nature, the cosmos, in cultures. One might say that Jeffers's poetic career
was inspired and in fact turned on his attempt to deal with, understand, and

UPDATE: Thoreau Featured at Carson Conference (1/19/06; 6/13/06-6/16/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Barbara Klein

Franklin Burroughs, author and conservationist, has been added to the
program of featured speakers for the Fourth NEW-CUE Writers' Conference
and Workshop in honor of Rachel Carson in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, in
June, 2006. Burroughs' work has been included in publications such as
the Kenyon Review, Harper's Magazine, The American Scholar and the
Georgia Review, and he has won critical acclaim for his two books Billy
Watson's Croker Sack and Horry and the Waccamaw.

CFP: Representation in Art and Science (UK) (3/1/06; 6/22/06-6/23/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
mchunter_at_uchicago.edu

Beyond Mimesis and Nominalism: Representation in Art and Science

Two-day conference in London, 22-23 June 2006

Deadline for Submissions: 1 March 2006

Keynote speakers: Catherine Elgin (Harvard University) and
James Elkins (School of the Art Institute of
Chicago/University College Cork, Ireland)

Springer Publishers has shown interest, and by agreement with
individual authors, the conference organizers will be
submitting edited versions of selected papers for possible
publication in Springer’s philosophy programme.

CFP: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis (UK) (3/17/06; 6/23/06-6/27/06)

updated: 
Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:19pm
Dr Richard Marggraf Turley

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CFP: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis (UK) (3/17/06; 6/23/06-6/27/06)

ROMANTICISM, ENVIRONMENT, CRISIS

23-27 June 2006
Centre for Romantic Studies
University of Wales, Aberystwyth

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Romanticism, Environment, Crisis" will highlight the continuing urgency
of the Romantic text at a time when changes in our biosphere threaten to
realize Romanticism's prophetic anxieties, its darkest imaginings.

CFP: Women and Illness (1/5/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Beth Jensen

Theoretical Approaches to Illness for the 2006 SSAWW in Philadelphia, PA.

Elements of physical or mental illness appear in various works by American
women. The panel calls for papers that analyze illness using various
approaches, such as feminist theory, psychoanalysis, etc. Send proposals to
bjensen_at_gpc.edu on or before January 5, 2006.

CFP: Mothering and Health (12/4/05; 5/4/06)

updated: 
Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm
Association for Research on Mothering

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Mothering and Health"

The Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) is pleased to announce
"Mothering and Health" to kick off International Women's Week in March
2006. The one-day symposium will be held:

Saturday, March 4, 2006
Queen's University*
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

There will be twelve (12) presentations in four panels. There will be
one Open Stream panel and three panels dividing the stages of women's
health: teen years; [young] adulthood; and the "wonder" [mature] years.
There will be time for discussion following the presentations in each
session.

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