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From: "Ian Roberts" <robertsi@...>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 14:11:30 -0500
The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association invites submissions for the 2008 PCA/ACA National Conference, to be held in glorious San Francisco from March 19-22, 2008.
Interpretive papers focusing on the representation or integration of science in specific literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of Literature and Science are welcome. Related topics include:
--Popular science writing and science in film, television, comics, advertising, etc.
--Literature and Science course philosophy, pedagogy, design, and texts
--Use of literature (narrative, metaphor) in scientific thought and coursework
--(Mis)understandings or (ab)uses of contested concepts and terms across the humanities and sciences
--Influence of sciences on literary authors, works, theory, or criticism and influence of literature on scientific attitudes, understanding, or history
--Literary realism and naturalism as a locus of humanistic and scientific worldviews
--Evolutionary literary criticism
--Institutionalization and inter/disciplinarity of Literature and Science as a field of study
--Theoretical, methodological, historical, sociological, political, economic, international, intercultural, visual, textual, and rhetorical commonalities or conflicts between the two cultures
Please submit 150-200 word abstracts of panel or 15-minute paper proposal electronically (including name, institutional affiliation, brief bio, and email address) by Nov. 9 to:
Ian F. Roberts, Ph.D.
Area Chair, Literature and Science
Associate Professor of English
Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64507
For further information about Literature and Science generally see the Literature and Science Homepage at <http://staff.missouriwestern.edu/~robertsi/litsci/>. For further information about the conference, please visit the PCA/ACA website at