CFP: Nanotechnology, Literature, and Society (6/1/07; 12/6/07-12/7/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Avery, Todd
contact email: 
Todd_Avery@uml.edu

CFP: Nanotechnology, Literature, and Society (6/1/2007; 12/6-7/2007)

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Paper and panel proposals are invited for "Nanotechnology, Literature, =
and Society,"

an interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of =
Massachusetts Lowell,

December 6-7, 2007. =20

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Proposal deadline: June 1, 2007.

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"Nanotechnology is an intersection," Ted Sargent writes in THE DANCE OF=20

MOLECULES: HOW NANOTECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING OUR LIVES (2006):=20

it is "a confluence at the heart of contemporary science. . . . =
Nanotechnology=20

produces convergent thinking when representatives of various mind-sets =
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learn one another's languages, and gather the ideas that result when =
paradigms=20

collide." =20

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The purpose of this interdisciplinary conference is to gather workers in =
the humanities,=20

social sciences, and hard sciences to reflect on various technological, =
cultural, literary,=20

ethical, and social aspects of nanotechnology, the burgeoning science of =
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molecular-scale engineering and manufacture. In an effort to promote a =
productive

collision of disciplinary paradigms across the two (or three) cultures, =
the conference

organizers welcome presentations from humanists, scientists, and social =
scientists.

Papers may address any aspect of nanotechnology, and in order to =
facilitate

energetic exchange, panelists are encouraged to present in language that =
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engage the attention of a disciplinarily diverse audience.

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In conjunction with the conference, the University of Massachusetts =
Lowell Theatre=20

Production Workshop will stage a performance of Bertolt Brecht's =
GALILEO.

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Please direct inquiries and submit 300-500-word proposals and brief =
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notes via MSWord attachment to Todd_Avery_at_uml.edu by June 1, 2007, and=20

indicate "Nano conference" in the subject line.

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Todd Avery, Ph.D.
Department of English
University of Massachusetts Lowell
61 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 01854
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Office Telephone: (978) 934-4184

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