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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

CFP: Science and Literature (10/1/05; book)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Cedric Barfoot

SCIENCE AND LITERATURE BOOK

A CALL FOR ARTICLES

Dr C.C. Barfoot and Dr Valeria Tinkler are planning to edit a volume of
essays on Science and Literature, partly based on papers given at the
Leiden October Conference in 1999 but also upon new commissions.

CFP: Ecocritism and Film (11/1/05; collection)

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Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
Paula Willoquet

CALL FOR ESSAYS

FRAMING THE WORLD: ECOCRITICISM AND FILM

I am seeking scholarly essays for an edited volume on ECOCRITICISM AND
FILM. Please submit a 5 page essay proposal which includes a description of
the project, relevant bibliography, and author’s biographical statement
with selected publications by November 1, 2005. Email submissions accepted.

 Possible topics include but are not limited to:

CFP: Culture, Environment and Eco-Politics (UK) (no deadline noted; 6/17/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:45pm
Heffernan Nick

Call For Papers: Culture, Environment and Eco-Politics

A One-Day Conference, University College Northampton, UK, 17th June,
2006

Proposals for 20-minute presentations or panels of three to four
presenters are invited for a conference on Culture, Environment and
Eco-Politics to take place at University College Northampton, UK, June
17th, 2006.

We are particularly interested in those areas where cultural and social
analysis encounters questions of ecological consciousness and
environmentally-informed political agency. We welcome proposals from a
range of disciplines and interests with a broadly-defined 'cultural'
dimension. Issues for consideration might include, but are not limited=
to:

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy (11/18/05; 2/16/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:34pm
Marny Parkin

Call for Papers

Life, the Universe, and Everything XXIV: The Marion K. "Doc" Smith
Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held February 16–18,
2006, on the Provo campus of Brigham Young University.

We are especially interested in papers in the following areas:
    • Literary criticism/analysis of sf&f and related literature
(medieval, renaissance, mythology, magic realism, etc.)
    • Science and technology (especially new or unusual)
    • Analysis of sf&f relating to poetry and/or theatre
    • Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f
    • Serious analysis of sf&f in cinema, television, radio and other
media

UPDATE: Neurology and Literature at the Fin de Siecle (8/9/05; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:34pm
Anne Stiles

Update: Neurology and Literature at the Fin de Siècle (8/9/05; collection)

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 9 August, 2005.

Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays on intersections
between British,European, and North American literature and neurology
between 1870 and 1920. We are willing to consider essays on literature
examined in its scientific context, as well as essays performing literary
analyses of scientific texts. Submissions by emergent as well as established
scholars are welcome. A series editor at one of Britain's leading academic
presses has shown strong preliminary interest in the project.

CFP: Literature and Medicine/Literature of the Healing Arts (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2005 - 2:47pm
Joe Pestino

Call for Papers for New York College English Association (NYCEA)
sponsored Panels at the 2006 College English Association (CEA) Conference
San Antonio, Texas--April 6--April 8, 2006

You are invited to submit paper proposals for NYCEA sponsored panels at
the College English Association (CEA) Conference to be held in San
Antonio, Texas. CEA is the national, parent organization of the NYCEA
and other regional CEA affiliates.

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 Medicine / Literature of the
Healing Arts"

CFP: Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View (9/1/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 9:27pm
Barbara Cook

Call for Papers for the North East Modern Language Association meeting in Philadelphia - March 2-5, 2006.

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)

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