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

full name / name of organization: 
James Allard
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**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
the Mind; Darwin Among the Romantics; Dr. Darwin as Popular Poet.
Submit to this special session by e-mailing James Allard at
<> and cc'ing the conference
committee at <> Please
indicate clearly in the body of your e-mail and in your proposal the
special session to which you are submitting your paper; papers that
cannot be included in the special session will receive a second
vetting as part of the general conference call. Proposals should be
two pages (500 words) with a one-page curriculum vitae and should be
submitted electronically in the body of an email or as an attachment
in .doc or .pdf format by February 15, 2006.

Dr. James Robert Allard
Assistant Professor
Dept. of English Language & Literature
Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave.
St. Catharines, ON
(905) 688-5550 ext. 3531

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