>Subject: CFP: Utopian Studies Conference (UK) (3/1/07; 7/12/07-7/14/07)
>From: "Roberta Mock" <[log in to unmask]>
>Call for Papers
>8th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society
>University of Plymouth, UK, July 12-14, 2007.
>The 8th international conference of the Utopian Studies Society will
>be held at the University of Plymouth, July 12th to 14th , 2007. The
>conference will examine a range of topics related to utopia and
>utopianisms, its historical articulation and contemporary
>realisation. Keynote speakers are Dr Esther Leslie (Birkbeck) and
>Lalit Kishor Bhati (Auroville, India).
>Proposals are invited for papers and strands on the following broad
>themes and other areas of utopian studies:
>Histories of Utopia;
>Theories of Utopia;
>Politics of Utopia;
>Utopia and Literature;
>Arts of Utopia;
>Contemporary Utopias, Eco-villages and Intentional Communities;
>Aesthetics of Utopia;
>Landscapes of Utopia;
>Proposals may be for individual papers of 20 minutes, which if
>accepted will be grouped with others of relevant interest as far as
>practicality allows; or for strands of 3, 4, 6 or 8 papers with a
>nominated chair and respondent.
>Abstracts should be 250 words (max.), submitted by e-mail as file
>attachments in word (only) to [log in to unmask]
><mailto:[log in to unmask]> , and should include (in this
>order): name and affiliation, e-mail address, title of paper,
>abstract, 3 keywords if possible on one side of A4 in a typeface no
>smaller than 10.
>Abstracts will be refereed by two members of a steering group
>constituted by the organisers and committee of the Utopian Studies
>Society. The aim is to be inclusive.
>Deadline for abstracts: Thursday 1st March, 2007.
>Responses by 5th April, 2007
>Deadline for registration at standard fee: May 28th 2007
>The Utopian Studies Society is an interdisciplinary society that
>aims to co-ordinate and encourage the diverse work currently taking
>place on the subject of utopianism. Members include people
>researching literature, philosophy, sociology, history,
>architecture, politics and anthropology. The Society was established
>in 1988 by a group of British scholars, following an international
>conference on utopianism at New Lanark. (www.utopianstudies.eu
>The University of Plymouth (www.plymouth.ac.uk
><http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/> ) hosts the Critical Spaces Research
>Group in the Faculty of Arts; and features Utopian Studies as a
>pathway in its Masters in Research programme (from October 2007).
>Critical Spaces is convening a 1-day pre-conference workshop on July
>12th (10am to 4pm) on culture, agency and social change, funded by
>the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the Dynamics of
>Creativity programme. Subject to space, this workshop is open to
>registered conference participants at no additional cost (priority
>for research students).
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