CFP: Rhetoric and Science (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

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This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be
held at (dis)junctions 2007: Malappropriation Nation
at the University of California Riverside's 14th
Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 6-7,

(dis)junctions is now proud to welcome our two
speakers. On Friday, April 6th, Dr. Bonnie Zimmerman
of SDSU will be joining us. Dr. Karen Tongson, USC,
will be speaking on Saturday, April 7th.

This panel is concerned with the question of how
science and scientific dialogues have influenced
national rhetoric. Some questions we seek to
examine are:

How has our vision of the place of science in everyday
secular society changed in the past fifty to one
hundred years, or even in the past twenty?

How has science affected American political rhetoric?

How have the rhetorics of science and religion shaped
each other through the debate over Darwinism and
intelligent design?

How has the rhetoric of science altered the way we
understand or conceptualize works in the humanities?

These questions are only the beginning, and we are
open to any papers that discuss the way scientific
rhetoric is used in any arena outside the scientific

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to by February 16th, 2007
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