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Technotopias Conference

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      >From: Technotopias Organising Committee[mailto:technotopias@...]
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      >Dear Recipient,
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      >The University of Strathclyde's Department of English Studies will be
      >holding an interdisciplinary conference entitled "Technotopias: Texts,
      >Identities, and Technological Cultures on the 10-12 July 2001. The aim of
      >this conference is to encourage discussion and interaction between within
      >the Arts and Humanities by focusing on a topic that has recently produced
      >much work within the its various disciplines. To this end I would be
      >grateful if you could forward this e-mail to the academic staff and
      >graduate students within your department.
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      >Yours
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      >Stephen Jones
      >Conference Coordinator
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      >CALL FOR PAPERS
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      >TECHNOTOPIAS: Texts, Identities, and Technological Cultures
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      >An Interdisciplinary Conference
      >The Department of English Studies
      >The University of Strathclyde
      >Glasgow
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      >July 10-12 2002
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      >GUEST SPEAKERS: Colin MacCabe, Harry Collins, and Bryan Turner
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      >The University of Strathclyde is a world leader in science and engineering
      >yet, like many similar institutions, it maintains a strong commitment to
      >the humanities. In societies that seem to place increasing emphasis on the
      >application of technology and scientific knowledge this kind of commitment
      >is sometimes seen as irrelevant. For humanities departments this situation
      >raises new questions of identity, within both university faculties and
      >cultural discourse itself. In the light of this situation the aims of
      >Technotopias are to:
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      >Investigate the complex historical and contemporary interplay between the
      >humanities and technology.
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      >Address the impact of technologies upon the formation of physical and
      >cultural identities.
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      >Consider historical and contemporary representations of technology.
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      >Reflect upon the place of the arts within modern academia.
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      >To realise the interdisciplinary nature of this conference we invite papers
      >from all fields of literary and cultural criticism, as well as the
      >scientific and technological disciplines, at both post-doctoral and
      >post-graduate levels.
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      >SUGGESTED TOPICS INCLUDE:
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      >Literatures of technology: historical contexts
      >Frontiers of the imagination: Science and Fiction
      >(Post) modern texts / (post) industrial spaces
      >Technologos: technology and the word
      >The science of Angellica: gender and technology
      >Culture, technology, and the body
      >Technologies and the self
      >New media, old academe
      >Paradigms of utility in academia
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      >Abstracts of 200 words for a 20 - 30 minute paper by 31 December 2001 by
      >E-mail or post to:
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      >technotopias@...
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      >Stephen Jones
      >Technotopias Organising Committee
      >Department of English Studies
      >University of Strathclyde
      >Livingstone Tower
      >26 Richmond Street
      >Glasgow
      >G1 1XH
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      >Tel: 0141 548 3529 (Tues-Thurs 10am-4pm)
      >Fax: 0141 552 3493
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      >Further information will shortly be available through the department's on
      >line Journal Ecloga:
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      >http://www.strath.ac.uk/ecloga
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      >PP Technotopias Organising Committee
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      >Department of English Studies
      >University of Strathclyde
      >16 Richmond Street
      >Glasgow
      >G1 1XH
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      >0141 548 3529 (Committee Office)
      >0141 553 4150 (Margaret Philips, Graduate School Administrator)
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