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UPDATE: Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places (grad) (1/20/07; 3/9/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:58pm
rmwepler_at_brandeis.edu

-Plenary speakers announced
-Submission deadline extended
-Conference website now online

The Fourth Annual English Department Graduate Conference at Brandeis
University
?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places?

March 9, 2007

Plenary Speakers
Mary Baine Campbell, Brandeis University
Marina Leslie, Northeastern University

?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places,? an interdisciplinary conference,
will interrogate the concept of utopia across a broad spectrum of
historical, theoretical, and literary contexts.

UPDATE: Artciencia (1/28/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 10:26pm
irene aparicio

artciencia=2Ecom, Revista de Arte, Ci=EAncia e Comunica=E7=E3o (ISSN 16=
46-3463)

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Volume II, Issue 5, November 2006-January 2007 is released at=20
http://www=2Eartciencia=2Ecom

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Published quarterly since August 2005, artciencia=2Ecom publishes autho=
rs` articles and artworks on art-science-communication=2E Recent issue =
includes:

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=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0- Essays: =A0William Blake, Kurt Schwitters, Hanna=
h Arendt,=A0=A0Frida Kahlo, Cyberpunk Aesthetics, Art and Robotic, Port=
uguese Classic Comedy, Picturing the Clima(t)ic

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=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 - =A0Thesis: =A0Post-Human and Freedom of the Portugues=
e Press;

UPDATE: Environmental Science Fiction (1/10/07; ASLE, 6/12/07-6/16/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 10:25pm
ERIC C OTTO

ASLE 2007 Proposed Roundtable, or Panel Environmental Science Fiction: Genre and Possibility Ecocriticism has indeed branched out to include literatures not typically associated with "nature writing." In an effort to continue this extension of ecocriticism into other genres, this roundtable/panel will explore the contributions of science fiction (SF) to environmental thought and ecological understandings. 250-word proposals are invited for a roundtable/panel that will examine SF as a literature well-suited to express the concerns of environmentalism and to explore humanity's place in ecological systems.

CFP: Built Spaces: Earth-Sky and Human Praxes (1/20/07; 4/27/07-4/29/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:15am
DAVID MACAULEY

Call for Papers
International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place

Built Spaces: Earth-Sky and Human Praxes

APRIL 27-29, 2007 — Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center: Duquesne University

The material expression of the human life-world is constructed by establishing patterns oriented through, and by, the earth-sky relation. Human socio-cultural praxes manifest spatially through establishing the fundamental spatiality, “a level”—an equilibrium that is formed through the collusion of the upright posture of the lived-body and the earthly horizon, marking the measure of the earth-sky relation and human experience.

UPDATE: Ecocriticism and Science (1/5/07; ASLE, 6/12/07-6/16/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 12:53am
Feder, Helena

Panel proposal for the upcoming conference of the Association for the =
Study of Literature and Environment at Wofford College, South Carolina, =
June 12-16 2007

Ecocriticism and Science: Sociobiology, Evolutionary Biology, and the =
Question of Culture

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

updated: 
Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:38pm
Bruce

**Please note the amended contact information in the posting below**

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

PLACE, NATURE, LANGUAGE
Thinking about ¡ÈNow¡É in Japanese and Korean Environmental Literature

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Ko Un and Kazue Morisaki

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment in Japan
(ASLE-Japan) and ASLE-Korea invite proposals for an international
symposium, Place, Nature, Language: Thinking about ¡ÈNow¡É in Japanese
and Korean Environmental Literature, to be held from August 19-21,
2007, in Kanazawa, Japan.

UPDATE: Only Human?: Medical Biology vs. The Social Model of Disability (1/10/07; SGES, 2/15/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:26pm
stacey

    13th Annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium
  The Violent (Re)turn to Ethics?: Implications, Complications, and Situations
  February 15-17, 2007
  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.
   

UPDATE: Off the Map: Ecocriticism Beyond Borders (1/10/07; SGES, 2/15/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:26pm
stacey

Final Extension

    13th Annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium
  The Violent (Re)turn to Ethics?: Implications, Complications, and Situations
  February 15-17, 2007
  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: Gender and Illness (3/31/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:25pm
gender forum

For the completion of a special issue on "Gender and Illness," the
multidisciplinary online journal "gender forum"
(http://www.genderforum.uni-koeln.de), affiliated with the University of
Cologne, Germany, seeks 2-3 articles discussing the intersection and
mutual implications of gender and illness. We welcome contributions all
disciplines.

CFP: Community and Healing (1/15/07; ABAL, 5/28/07-5/30/07)

updated: 
Sunday, December 10, 2006 - 12:00am
Michelle Jeanette Coupal

Bridging Communities=3A Community and Healing
Call for Participants
 =

The Association of Bibliotherapy and Applied Literature (ABAL) in conjun=
ction with the 2007 Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences invites y=
our participation in our annual conference=2E
 =

Date=3A May 28-30=2C 2007
Place=3A University of Saskatchewan=2C Saskatoon
 =

CFP: Pathologies in Literature, Arts and Science (2/28/07; 8/20/07-8/21/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 9, 2006 - 11:58pm
Willis M \(HASS\)

PATHOLOGIES

Questions of embodiment in literature, arts and sciences

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The Inaugural International Conference of the=20

Glamorgan Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science

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August 20-21, 2007

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Plenary Speakers:

Tim Armstrong, Kelly Hurley & Jonathan Sawday

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CFP: African Americans and the Environment (1/1/07; ASLE, 6/12/07-6/16/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 9, 2006 - 10:46pm
farris_at_fordham.edu

Panel proposal for the upcoming conference of the Association for the Study of
Literature and Environment at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina,
June 12-16, 2007:

African Americans and the Environment

As ecocriticism continues to expand its borders from the study of traditional
nature writing, so too must the perception of the American “nature experience”
extend beyond what has largely been a white pastime. This panel will consider
literary representations of African Americans and nature by black and white
writers, pre- and post-Civil War, which engage issues of ecological ethics,
environmental justice and activism, agriculture, gardening, and beyond.

CFP: CODE (3/15/07; SLSA, 11/1/07-11/4/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 11:46pm
Arielle Saiber

**Call for Papers and Proposals**
The 21st Annual Conference of the SLSA (Society for Literature, Science,
and the Arts)

-Nov. 1-4, 2007
-Portland, Maine (USA)
-Topic: CODE
-Deadline for paper and panel submissions: March 15, 2007
-Plenary Speakers: N. Katherine Hayles, UCLA; Brian Massumi, Université
de Montréal
-Conference website: http://www.slsa07.com/

UPDATE: Wide Open Spaces (grad) (1/1/07; ESA, 3/30/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 11:46pm
ESA Conference 2007

CFP: Wide Open Spaces (grad) (1/1/07; 3/30/07)

City University of New York Graduate Center
English Student Association Conference
Conference Date: March 30, 2007
Call for Papers

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for abstract submissions has changed.

"Wide Open Spaces"

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

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