CFP: Redefining Nature (3/29/06; CCC, 4/8/06)

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The proposals deadline for the 2006 Craft, Critique, and Culture
Conference "Redefining Nature" has been extended to March 29th.

The 6th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
"Redefining Nature"
The University of Iowa
April 7-9, 2006

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Branch, Univ. of Nevada-Reno

Ursula Heise, Stanford University

Mary Trachsel, Univ. of Iowa

CRAFT, CRITIQUE, CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the
intersections between critical and creative approaches to writing both within
and outside the academy. This year's conference will trace the ways nature is
defined, destroyed, encoded, tested, interpreted, manipulated, and usurped
within diverse cultural contexts. The conference encourages inquiry from a
range of disciplines throughout the humanities and social sciences. We invite
the submission of critical, theoretical and original creative work in a
variety of media (including film, video, music, writing, visual art, artists'
books, etc.). This year's conference will also include presentations by
Michael Branch, Ursula Heise, Mary Trachsel, and John D'Agata.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
*Authenticity and artificiality
*Ecology, environmental studies, ecocriticism
*Writing about the environment
*Plants and Animals
*The outdoors and recreation
*Exploration and Discovery
*Ecological threats: Pollution, Trash, Extinction, and Reclamation
*Natural Disasters
*Virtual realities, simulations, cybercultures and communities
*Humans and cyborgs - natural/unnatural identities
*"Human nature"
*Gender, The Body, Sexuality
*Life Cycles, Aging, and Death
*Religion, Spirituality and Nature
*Globalization and Nature
*Civic Responses and Activism

Submissions are due by March 29, 2006. Please address panel proposals, paper
abstracts, and any questions to Megan Bygness, 308 English-Philosophy
Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 52242 or by email to megan-

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