Weighing the Anthropocene

deadline for submissions: 
May 12, 2017
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ASLE at the 2017 Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference 9-12 November 2017
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This ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) panel at the 31st annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts in Tempe, AZ 9-12 November, invites 15-minute papers that address the conference theme in terms of the Anthropocene. What might be lost and/or what might be gained with this new measure of geological time, and what it might mean to weigh and measure -- to demarcate meaning or value -- in an age at once characterized by a new awareness of vertiginous scale and complex interconnection, and by the seeming collapse of agency itself into a singularity, an idea of "Man"?

By 12 May 2017, please send 300 word abstracts and one-page CVs to Helena Feder at federh@ecu.edu. Please include your contact information, academic affiliation, and any A/V requests.

This SLSA panel is sponsored by ASLE.  While you do not need to be a member of ASLE to submit a proposed abstract for an SLSA panel, presenters must be or become ASLE members before the conference in order to participate in an ASLE-sponsored panel.