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CFP: Reconsidering AIDS Realism (2/15/07; MMLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 10:56pm
Bell, Christopher

Since 2004, the Midwest MLA has convened a series of panels examining filmic, literary, and personal responses to the AIDS crisis. The proposed session for the 2007 M/MLA in Cleveland is "Reconsidering AIDS Realism."

 

CFP: Our Watery World: Humans and the Sea (1/6/07; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:56am
CEA-CC

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) plans
to
publish the proceedings of its Fall 2006 conference on "Our Watery
World: Humans and the Sea."
We are seeking an additional 5-7 papers to supplement this volume.
We are particularly interested in papers that address the following
topics:
a.. The Sea in History
a.. The Life Aquatic: Amphibian and Aquatic Animals
a.. Monsters and Monstrosities of the Sea
a.. Ecocriticism: The Endangered Sea
a.. The Sea as Frontier
a.. Empire and the Sea

CFP: Japanese and Korean Environmental Literature (Japan) (12/25/06; ASLE, 8/19/07-8/21/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:16am
Bruce

We welcome proposals dealing with English-language representations of
Korean and Japanese environmental issues and literature. Proposals
dealing with the writings of Gary Snyder, especially in regard to his
activities in Asia, are also particularly welcome. Translation services
will be provided to make papers and presentations available in English,
Japanese, and Korean.

Below is the material we would like posted.

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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
Japan-Korea Joint Symposium
August 19-21, Kanazawa, Japan

UPDATE: Off the Map: Ecocriticism Beyond Borders (12/10/07; SGES, 2/16/07-2/18/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 11:52pm
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: Levinas and Community (1/15/07; NALS, 6/10/07-6/12/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 11:51pm
Sol Neely

NORTH AMERICAN LEVINAS SOCIETY
Second Annual Conference and Meeting on "Levinas and Community"
June 10-12, 2007 | Purdue University

Call for papers

"Does a face abide in representation and community; is it community and
difference? What meaning can community take on in difference without reducing
difference?" -Emmanuel Levinas, Otherwise than Being

UPDATE: Only Human?: Medical Biology vs. The Social Model of Disability (12/10/06; SGES, 2/16/07-2/18/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 11:51pm
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: Postcolonial Green (2/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:52pm
Bonnie Roos

Call For Papers=20

Postcolonial Green

This collection proceeds from our conviction that postcolonial theorists =
and ecocritics have a great deal to gain from one another. At present, =
however, postcolonial theory lacks a dimension of eco-critique despite =
the fact that many postcolonial issues are also issues of environmental =
crisis. Ecocriticism still retains a local and regional focus on place =
at the expense of a global vision that recognizes international =
interdependence, and has privileged =93first world=94 blind spots in its =
assumptions about how best to value nature.=20

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
=
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**

=93New Worlds, Lost Worlds=94: Discovery, Change, and Loss in Literature
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 =
pleased to=20
announce its 13th annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, =
and=20
is seeking panel and paper proposals on the theme =93New Worlds, Lost =
Worlds=94:=20
Discovery, Change, and Loss in Literature. The conference will be held =
in=20
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,

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