CFP: INCS 2011: “Speaking Nature” at Pitzer College, 3/31 – 4/3



Pitzer College, Claremont, CA (March 31-April 3, 2011)
How did the nineteenth century conceive, construct, and represent the physical world?  In what ways did nature as an ideology and/or material reality shape the nineteenth century?  How did the nineteenth century understand the relation of human beings to nature?  The 2011 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference invites proposals that investigate any aspect of this topic from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives, including and/or integrating Literature, History, Science, Art History, Environmental Studies, Law,
Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Music, Economics, and Theology.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

·       human nature
·       animal nature
·       plant nature
·       gender & nature
·       empire & nature
·       anatomy, medicine, health
·       Nature’s language
·       laws of nature
·       environmentalism & sustainability
·       natural disasters & catastrophes
·       natural frontiers
·       wilderness & gardens
·       cities & ruins
·       violent /nurturing nature
·       new worlds, lost worlds, our world
·       landscapes, oceans, deserts
·       conquest of nature
·       nature & antiquity
·       nature & art
·       nature & technology
·       nature & the sciences
·       nature & human responsibility
·       nature & the disciplines

The conference will be held at Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California.

Please submit 250-word abstracts by November 1, 2010 to or to

For more information on INCS, see  Selected conference papers will be published in Nineteenth-Century Contexts.


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