CFP: [Science] Literature and Science

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Ferris Roberts

The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association
invites submissions for the 2009 PCA/ACA National Conference, to be held
in New Orleans from Apr. 8 through Apr. 11.

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. Related topics include:

--Popular science writing and science in film, television, comics,
advertising, etc.
--Influence of sciences on literary authors, works, theory, or criticism
and influence of literature on scientific attitudes, understanding, or
--Literature and Science course philosophy, pedagogy, design, and texts
--Use of literature (narrative, metaphor) in scientific thought and
--(Mis)understandings or (ab)uses of contested concepts and terms across
the humanities and sciences
--Literary realism and naturalism as a locus of humanistic and scientific
--Evolutionary literary criticism
--Institutionalization and inter/disciplinarity of Literature and Science
as a field of study
--Theoretical, methodological, historical, sociological, political,
economic, international, intercultural, visual, textual, and rhetorical
commonalities or conflicts between the two cultures

Please submit 150-200 word abstracts of panel or 15-minute paper proposal
electronically (including name, institutional affiliation, brief bio, and
email address) by Nov. 30 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

For further information about Literature and Science generally see the
Literature and Science Homepage at
<>. For further
information about the conference, please visit the PCA/ACA website at

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