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UPDATE: Literature & Medicine/Healing Arts (11/1/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
annhawkins_at_cox.net

Deadline extended:

2006 College English Association (CEA) Conference, San Antonio, Texas
April 6-April 8, 2006

The NYCEA is sponsoring a Special session on "Literature and
Medicine / Literature and the Healing Arts"

Please note the following updates:
Our keynote speakers will be WJT Mitchell and Rolondo Hinojosa-Smith

We have also changed our submission procedure, now using an online
proposal submission website.

CFP: Sciences, the Empire and the Commonwealth (10/30/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 5:10pm
Gilles Teulié

Call for contribution for a special issue of "Les carnets du Cerpac" =
(journal of Commonwealth studies at the University of Montpellier III, =
France). Proposals (a title, a summary and a small bio) should be sent =
to teulie7_at_club-internet.fr or teulie_at_up.univ-aix.fr before October 30 =
2005. After acceptance of the proposal, the article will be due for the =
end of February 2006. Publication: Autumn 2006.

Abstract:

Sciences, the Empire and the Commonwealth

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CFP: The Patient (1/31/06; 10/18/06-10/19/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Harold Schweizer

The Patient: A Symposium, Bucknell University, October 18 & 19, 2006

Precariously situated between home and hospital,=20
work and bed, life and death, the patient=20
occupies a liminal, unstable position. Charged=20
to identify with her state as with the moral=20
virtue from which she receives her name, the=20
patient also lives in the fear of our=20
indifference and impatience. Although attended=20
by doctors, nurses, family and friends, her=20
condition - particularly if it is chronic - ever=20
threatens to sever her connections with the world=20
and to exile her into that fundamental solitude=20
owned by the sick and suffering.

CFP: Women in Science Fiction (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
BoatswainB_at_aol.com

Paper proposals including but not limited to the following "regions" in
science fiction studies: the feminine, the male gaze, women in media (film, comic
book covers, television), women authors (Joanna Russ, Ursula LeGuin), female
utopias/dystopias.

CFP: The Ecocritical Colonization of Postcolonialism (10/14/05; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:13pm
Hans-Georg Erney

CFP: The Ecocritical Colonization of Postcolonialism (10/14/05;
2/24/04-2/25/06)

Proposed Panel for the 15th Annual British Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies
Conference in Savannah, Georgia, February 24-25, 2006

The Ecocritical Colonization of Postcolonialism

This panel seeks to continue the conversation between postcolonial theory and
ecocriticism. Both theoretical discussions of postcolonial ecocriticism and
case studies of ecological imperialism in postcolonial literature are welcome.

The following questions might suggest some possible lines of analysis:

UPDATE: Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:40pm
Barbara Cook

CFP NeMLA - 2006 - Philadelphia - March 2-5

Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View

Rachel Carson, writer, scientist, and ecologist, became famous as a naturalist and science writer for the public. Embedded in her early works was the view that human beings were but one part of nature distinguished primarily by their power to alter it, in some cases irreversibly. With the 1962 publication of Silent Spring, she challenged the practices of agricultural scientists and the government, and called for a change in the way humankind viewed the natural world. (Rachel Carson.org)

UPDATE: Biopolitics, Narrative, Temporality (10/1/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:38pm
Alex Ruch

UPDATE: Deadline for submissions extended to October 1, 2005. Polygraph
is also currently seeking book reviews for this or future issues, which
should be sent to William Knight and Eric Owens, our reviews editors, at
wpknight_at_duke.edu <mailto:wpknight_at_duke.edu>.

POLYGRAPH 18: Biopolitics, Narrative, Temporality

CFP: Robinson Jeffers and Change (12/15/05; 2/17/06-2/19/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Kafka, Rob

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

 

CFP: Religion and Science Fiction/Fantasy (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:42am
Ximena Gallardo

Call for Papers: Religion and Science Fiction & Fantasy Areas, SW/TX PCA/ACA

 

2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 27th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2006.

 

The Area Chairs of Religion and of Science Fiction and Fantasy would like to invite paper and panel proposals for a joint session on religion and science fiction and fantasy in literature, film, and television.

 

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants, to

 

Ximena Gallardo C.: xgallardo_at_lagcc.cuny.edu

 

or

 

CFP: British Society for Literature and Science (UK) (11/30/05; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Alice Jenkins

The Founding Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited for the founding conference of
the British Society for Literature and Science. The conference will be held
at the University of Glasgow from 24-26 March 2006. 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.

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Ximena Gallardo

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

 

2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 27th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2006.

 

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction and fantasy.

 

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants, to

 

Ximena Gallardo

xgallardo_at_lagcc.cuny.edu

 

Deadline for proposal submissions: November 15, 2005.

 

CFP: Autism and Representation Colloquium (UK) (11/1/05; 2/24/06)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Irene Rose

Autism and Representation Friday 24th Feb 2006

A colloquium hosted by the Association for Research in Popular Fictions at Liverpool John Moores University

 

 

This colloquium seeks to consolidate, encourage & advance the growing body of cultural analysis concerned with cognitive disabilities, especially autism.

 

The rising rate of diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders coupled with the popularisation of neurological research (not to mention the popularity of a certain well known novel) has made autism the disorder 'de rigueur' for the beginning of the 21st century.

 

This colloquium aims to map out the discursive challenges, limits, dangers and potentialities of this cultural phenomenon.

CFP: Mobility and Place (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:04am
Long, Mark

The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment will
co-sponsor a session on mobility and place at the Northeast Modern
Language Association Convention Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The dates
for the convention are March 2-5, 2006.

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Mobility and Place in North American Environmental Writing

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In what ways has unsettling or restlessness been used to construct a
sense of place? Place-based environmental thought is predicated upon the
idea of rootedness. This session seeks papers that speak to movement, to
learning more than one place, to perambulatory or migratory knowledge or
ways of knowing, and their distinctive types of intimacy, memory,
viability.=20

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CFP: Teaching Environmental Literatures (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:04am
Long, Mark

The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment will
co-sponsor a session on teaching environmental literatures at the
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. The dates for the convention are March 2-5, 2006.

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Teaching Environmental Literatures

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CFP: Modernists and Science (9/1/05; 20th-C. Lit., 2/23/06-2/25/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:00pm
Marianne Cotugno

20th Century Literature & Culture Conference

February 23-25, 2006

Louisville, KY

Proposed Panel: Modernists Authors, Scientific Discourses

We are seeking a third paper for a proposed TCLC panel.

Currently, two papers look at how Modernist writers engage with contemporary
scientific discourses (eugenics, evolutionary theories) that attempt to
explain human behavior and development. These papers locate the site of
these discussions in rural America: Erskine Caldwell in the South and
Conrad Richter in the Ohio River Valley.

Although we are looking for a paper that seems to be a good "fit" for the
panel, we welcome any approach to this admittedly broad topic.

CFP: Cognitive Approaches to Latino/a Narrative and Image (9/21/05; 4/6/06-4/9/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 1:59pm
Frederick Luis Aldama

Conference: Literature and the Cognitive Sciences at University of
Connecticut, Storrs.
Deadline: submit 200-300 word abstract by Sept. 21, 2005
Panel: "Cognitive Approaches to Latino/a Narrative and Image"
Panel Organizer: Frederick Luis Aldama, Professor of English and Comparative
Studies at The Ohio State University.
I invite abstracts for the panel "Cognitive Approaches to Latino/a Narrative
and Image" to present at the Literature and the Cognitive Sciences
conference at the University of Connecticut, Storrs (April 6-9, 2006).
Recent advances in such areas as narrative theory, linguistics, and the
cognitive and neurobiological sciences, offer the opportunity for scholars

CFP: Health and Healing in Medieval Romance (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Mica Gould

The Medieval Romance Society invites abstracts on the subject of Health and
Healing in Medieval Romance for presentation at the Forty-first
International Congress on Medieval Studies in May 2006. In the past decade,
scholarship has made significant contributions to the study of medieval
health and medicine. What has yet to be fully explored, however, is how
these concepts are manifested in popular literary works. Where does the
medical concept of the disease of love come into play in the literature?
What is the scientific explanation of "magical healing"? This session seeks
to explore how notions of health and healing inform, or are informed by,

CFP: Literature and Science (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Ian Roberts

Call for Papers:

The American Culture Association has a new area! Does your teaching and/or
research touch on the relationships between the humanities and sciences?
Finally, another place to share ideas and informally meet with others
interested in Literature and Science!

The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association invites
submissions for the 2006 PCA/ACA National Conference, to be held at the
Marriott Marquis Hotel in charming Atlanta, Georgia from April 12-16.

CFP: Science Fiction Division (11/30/05; ICFA, 3/15/06-3/19/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:20pm
Robin Reid

Please feel free to forward to other lists or individuals who may be
interested. My apologies if you receive multiple copies of this call!

The Science Fiction Literature & Theory Division of the International
Association of the Fantastic in the Arts would like to invite paper and
session proposals for the 27th Annual International Conference in Florida.

The 2006 theme is "Drawn by the Fantastic: Comics, Graphic Novels, Art &
Literature"

The SF Division focuses on all aspects of science fiction literature,
history, and theory. Archival, historical, critical, and theoretical
approaches are equally welcome.

CFP: Science Fiction/Fantasy Area (11/15/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

updated: 
Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:39pm
caronc_at_post.queensu.ca

Call For Papers

The SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Area of the Popular Culture Association =20
invites submissions for the:

PCA/ACA 2006 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
ATLANTA MARRIOTT MARQUIS,
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, APRIL 12-15, 2006

Deadline for submissions: 15 November 2005

The Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF/F) Area of PCA solicits papers, =20
paper proposals, and panel proposals from scholars interested in any =20
aspect of SF/F. Any disciplinary method or approach is welcome! =20
Studies on works from outside the United States are always welcome! =20
Proposals on film, television, multimedia and written works are =20
solicited.

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