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>From: Ian Roberts <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Literature and Science (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)
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>Call for Papers:
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>The American Culture Association has a new area! Does your teaching and/or
>research touch on the relationships between the humanities and sciences?
>Finally, another place to share ideas and informally meet with others
>interested in Literature and Science!
>
>The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association invites
>submissions for the 2006 PCA/ACA National Conference, to be held at the
>Marriott Marquis Hotel in charming Atlanta, Georgia from April 12-16.
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>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. Topics related to the interrelations of
>the humanities and sciences include:
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>--Theoretical, methodological, historical, sociological, political,
>economic, international, intercultural, visual, textual, and rhetorical
>commonalities or conflicts
>--Institutionalization and inter/disciplinarity of literature and science
>as a field of study.
>--Literature and science course philosophy, pedagogy, design, and texts
>--Use of literature (hard SF and other) to help teach science
>--Literary/rhetorical analyses of scientific texts
>--Origins and effects of such genre distinctions as "science fiction" and
>"popular science" on literary interpretation and on attitudes toward
>canonicity and professional prestige
>--Differing beliefs about the meaning or significance of evolution, free
>will, and literacy in the humanities and sciences
>--Literary realism and naturalism as a locus of humanistic and scientific
>worldviews.
>--Evolutionary criticism and biopoetics
>
>Please submit 150-200 word abstracts of papers or panel proposals by
>November 1, 2005 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
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>For further information about the conference, please visit the PCA/ACA
>website at
><http://www.popularculture.org/>.

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