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UPDATE: Writing the Land: John Burroughs and his Legacy (3/30/06; 6/5/06-6/9/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
PAYNEDG_at_oneonta.edu

We have updated the following CFP to include a call for creative writers =
to submit their work.

CALL FOR PAPERS (Update)

"Sharp Eyes" IV:
Writing the Land: John Burroughs and His Legacy
June 5-9, 2006
The John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference & Seminar at
The State University of New York at Oneonta

CFP: Reconciliation in Environmental Writing (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Dean, Thomas K

CALL FOR PAPERS

=20

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Associated
Organization panel

48th Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Convention

November 9-12, 2006

The Palmer House Hilton

Chicago, Illinois

=20

"Reconciliation in Environmental Writing." Any topic relating to the
idea of human reconciliation with nature as a theme, purpose, subject,
or method in writing about the environment.

=20

Please submit proposals by April 15 to:

=20

Thomas K. Dean

Special Assistant to the President

The University of Iowa

101 Jessup Hall

Iowa City, IA 52242

=20

(319)335-1995 (direct)

CFP: AIDS in Literature (4/14/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
donneng_at_aol.com

AIDS in Literature (4/14/06; MMLA, 11/09-12/06; Chicago, IL)
 
In "AIDS, Keywords and Cultural Work," Jan Zita Grover remarks that people infected with HIV/AIDS find the boundaries of normativity challenged and re-configured and that people carrying the virus no longer view themselves as integrated, "but instead as a container for the virus." Michel Foucault underscores Grover's claim, linking the fear of death resulting from AIDS to using such fractive or dis-integrative strategies to cope with the fear of impending death.
 

CFP: Romanticism and the Environment (4/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
englitgirl

Title: Romanticism and the Environment
   
  Chair: Chantelle MacPhee, Department of English, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
   
  The Romantics have a unique relationship with nature and the environment. The Prelude and other major works reflect on nature, our relationship with it, and the elements. This session will explore the environment and discuss the Romantics' role in it. Was their view of nature radical for the 18th and 19th centuries? This session is open to all areas of Romanticism: British, German, American.........
   

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

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm
rcm_at_aber.ac.uk

Plenary speakers announced:

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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

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Lawrence Buell, Cheryll Glotfelty, James C. McKusick, George Monbiot, Kate
Soper.

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: AHRC Research Training Study Day: Memory, Illness and the Body (grad) (UK) (3/17/06; 5/12/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
Ross.Forman_at_sas.ac.uk

Call for Papers=20

Research Training Study Day: Memory, Illness and the Body

Venue: Institute of Romance and Germanic Studies, University of London

Date: Friday, 12 May 2006

=20

Papers are invited from UK-registered research students in modern
languages and related fields for a research training study day on
'Memory, Illness and the Body.' =20

=20

CFP: Hardy and Science (12/15/06; 6/14/07-6/17/07)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
anne.dewitt_at_yale.edu

HARDY AT YALE (June 14-17, 2007)
Conference organized by The Thomas Hardy Association
Yale University, New Haven, CT.

CFP: Hardy and Science?Graduate/Postdoctoral Student Panel

CFP: Maine's Place in the Environmental Imagination (5/1/06; ASLE, 6/2/06-6/4/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm
Stephanie Boucher

2006 Summer Symposium
ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
Site: University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, Maine

Inviting presentations on the ways in which Maine has figured in the Environmenal Imagination of North America; how Maine has been a storehouse of transcendental virtue and authenticity for Massachusetts, southern New England, and the rest of the nation; and how Maine's "unspoiled" image was reconciled with the reality of clear-cutting and river pollution. Creative presentations are welcome.

CFP: Nineteenth-Century Reproduction (grad) (5/1/06; 2/24/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 1:13am
Katherine Malone

NINETEENTH-CENTURY REPRODUCTION
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
February 24, 2007
Keynote Speaker: TBA
The Nineteenth-Century Forum at Temple University seeks papers for
its first interdisciplinary graduate student conference. Proposals
are invited for 15-20 minute presentations that consider reproduction
in the nineteenth century, broadly construed. Topics might include
but are not limited to:

CFP: Ecocriticism in the 21st century (UK) (5/1/06; 9/8/06-9/10/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:00pm
Rupert Hildyard

DISCORDANT HARMONIES: ECOCRITICISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY

ASLE UK BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2006
8th - 10th September 2006
University of Lincoln, England, U.K.

Call for papers: deadline May 1st 2006

The perception that we are living at a time of deepening ecological
crisis is now urgent and pervasive. What do literature and culture have
to say at this moment in the history of human relationships with our
environment?

UPDATE: Ecofeminism and Literature (3/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
Andrea Campbell

Deadline extended

Due to March 1 being a popular deadline for many conferences, I am extendin=
g
the deadline of this call to March 15, 2006.

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: Victorian Nature Writing (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Alfred J. Drake

The PAMLA Conference dates have been changed to 11/10-11/11/2006.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
Panel Topic: Victorian Nature Writing
November 10-11, 2006 (updated due to change in conference schedule)
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Paper proposals sought for a panel on Victorian nature writing.
Proposals are encouraged that address this topic within a literary,
philosophical, theological, ecological, or scientific framework. All
submissions acknowledged by email.

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

updated: 
Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 8:36pm
Dr Richard Marggraf Turley

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.

Ecocriticism has found Romanticism to be crucial ground. How do green
readings of Romantic texts help us understand contemporary environmental
crisis? What is the relation between ecocriticism and environmentalism,
between literature and science?

CFP: MLA Literature and Science Division (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Martha Stoddard-Holmes

 
1. Sessions for 2005 meeting

Session 1: Peak Oil and Post-Prosperity: Discourses of Depletion
Organizer: Martha Stoddard Holmes
CFP: Papers on rhetorics and narratives of peak-/post-oil and energy
issues in geoscience, literature, film, cultural commentary:
neo-Malthusianism (the great die-off), neopastoralism, etc. Abstracts or
8-page papers and brief bio by March 15 to Martha Stoddard Holmes,
mstoddar_at_csusm.edu.

CFP: Women and the Politics of Water (5/31/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Nandita Ghosh

Call for Submissions:

We invite critical and creative submissions from a global cross-section of
women writers on the politics of water for a forthcoming special issue of
International Feminist Journal of Politics (IFjP), published by
Routledge/Taylor and Francis. Dr. Nandita Ghosh and Paola Corso will serve as
guest editors for this special issue of IFjP. "The Politics of Water: A
Confluence of Women's Voices" will combine testimonial accounts, critical
essays, short fiction, and poetry on the physical nature of women's struggle
over water as a resource and material reality.

CFP: World Scifi Convention (5/31/06; 8/23/06-8/26/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Brian Burns

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND MEDIA; OH MY! (05/31/06; World Science
Fiction Convention; 8/23/06 â€" 8/26/06)

The World Science Fiction Society is currently inviting papers for the
academic track of the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, otherwise
known as Worldcon. This year’s Worldcon will be held in Los Angeles,
California at the Anaheim Convention Center from Wednesday August 23 -
Sunday August 27 and is called L.A.con IV.

UPDATE: Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease (UK) (3/20/06; 7/12/06-7/15/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Dr Rob Fisher

Deadline extended:

5th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease

Wednesday 12th July - Saturday 15th July 2006
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
(please cross post where appropriate)

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore the processes by which we attempt to create meaning in health, illness and disease. The project will examine the models and metaphors we use to understand our experiences of health and illness (looking particularly at perceptions of the body), and to evaluate the diversity of ways in which we creatively struggle to make sense of such experiences and express ourselves across a range of media.

CFP: WisCon30 Feminist Science Fiction Convention (2/28/06; 5/26/06-5/29/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 12:19am
Joan Haran

  CALL FOR PAPERS
   
  WISCON 30, WORLD'S LEADING FEMINIST SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: 26 - 29 MAY 2006 CONCOURSE HOTEL, MADISON, WISCONSIN
   
  GUESTS OF HONOR: JANE YOLEN AND KATE WILHELM
   
  ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28 2006
   

CFP: Pain and Disability (3/1/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Aerfen_at_aol.com

Call for Proposals for MLA 06, Division of Disability Studies Session:

Pain and Disability. Pain and problems of representation, pain and
theories of embodiment, pain and disability studies models. Abstract
and short biography by March 1st to Petra Kuppers (pkuppers_at_bryant.edu).

Petra Kuppers
>From September 2006: Associate Professor, English Department, Faculty Associate, Women's Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Until then, on leave:
Associate Professor of Performance Studies
Bryant University

Artistic Director of The Olimpias Performance Research Projects
www.olimpias.net

CFP: Third Literature & Ecology Colloquium (South Africa) (7/31/06; 10/6/06-10/8/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Dan Wylie

We would be most grateful if the attached call for papers could be
post on the CFP site. With many thanks: Dan Wylie.

CALL FOR PAPERS

               The 3rd Literature & Ecology Colloquium
                          6-8 October 2006

            Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

                          Toxic Belonging?:
               Ecology and identity in southern Africa

           =93My fate binds me indissolubly to this place=94
     (James Stevenson-Hamilton, first warden of Kruger National
                                Park)

CFP: Erasmus Darwin (2/15/06; NASSR/NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
James Allard

**With apologies for cross-posting.**
As engagements with "Romantic Science" become increasingly varied and
complex, references to the life and works of Erasmus Darwin appear
with increasing frequency in a multitude of contexts. Similarly,
treatments of Darwin's connections to contemporary literary figures,
as well as reexaminations of his own status as a popular poet,
suggest that sustained attention to Darwin can further enrich our
understandings of the relation between poetry and science. Papers
exploring any aspect of these issues in Darwin's works will be
considered. Possible topics may include: Darwin and Evolutionary
Thought; Poetics of Zoology and/or Botany; Darwin and the Lives of

CFP: Victorian Symptoms (2/15/06; NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:16pm
Matthew Rowlinson

CALL FOR PAPERS
 "VICTORIAN SYMPTOMS":
A special session at the 2006 meeting of the
North American Victorian Studies Association
Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
 31 August - 3 September 2006

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