UPDATE: Ecocriticism and Science (1/5/07; ASLE, 6/12/07-6/16/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Feder, Helena
contact email: 
FEDERH@ECU.EDU

Panel proposal for the upcoming conference of the Association for the =
Study of Literature and Environment at Wofford College, South Carolina, =
June 12-16 2007

Ecocriticism and Science: Sociobiology, Evolutionary Biology, and the =
Question of Culture

Prominent scientists in many disciplines - from sociobiology and =
evolutionary biology to ecology and beyond - already recognize the =
existence of culture in a great many other creatures. Of course, the =
notion that animals and other creatures have culture is not a recent =
discovery for many; most people who work with animals on a regular basis =
(out of the confines of the laboratory or slaughterhouse) have sensed =
this possibility for centuries. This panel will consider the =
implications of this knowledge -- sociobiological, evolutionary, and =
ecological -- for ecocriticism and human culture.

Please submit abstracts between 450 and 650 words to Professor Helena =
Feder (federh_at_ecu.edu
<http://by111fd.bay111.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/compose?curmbox=3D00000000
-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&a=3D5ca6f00f491458c0d8c587320d2f5b6ab841b5b3
a16ba78d9809afe19e766696&mailto=3D1&to=3Dfederh_at_ecu.edu&msg=3DC1614880-7B
92-493B-B56F-D09E1EC42798&start=3D0&len=3D2815&src=3D&type=3Dx> ) by
January 5.

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