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FW: Ecocriticism and Science: Sociobiology, Evolutionary Biology and the Question of Culture (12/1/06; ASLE, 6/12/07-6/16/07)

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  • Tom Dolack
    ... From: owner-cfp@lists.sas.upenn.edu [mailto:owner-cfp@lists.sas.upenn.edu] On Behalf Of Feder, Helena Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 10:11 AM To:
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      Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 10:11 AM
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      Subject: CFP: Ecocriticism and Science: Sociobiology, Evolutionary
      Biology and the Question of Culture (12/1/06; ASLE, 6/12/07-6/16/07)

      Panel proposal for the upcoming conference of the Association for the =
      Study of Literature and Environment at Wofford College, South Carolina,
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      June 12-16 2007

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      Ecocriticism and Science: Sociobiology, Evolutionary Biology, and the =
      Question of Culture

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      It should not be so very shocking for those who study literature and =
      environment to learn that we are not the only culture-makers in nature.
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      Prominent scientists in many disciplines - from sociobiology and =
      evolutionary biology to ecology and beyond - already recognize the =
      existence of culture in a great many other creatures. Of course, the =
      notion that animals and other creatures have culture is not a recent =
      discovery for many; most people who work with animals on a regular basis
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      (out of the confines of the laboratory or slaughterhouse) have sensed =
      this possibility for centuries. This panel will consider the =
      implications of this knowledge -- sociobiological, evolutionary, and =
      ecological -- for ecocriticism and human culture.

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      Please submit abstracts between 450 and 650 words to Professor Helena =
      Feder (federh@...) by December 1.

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