CFP: Modernist Science and Its Caveats (5/1/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Priya Venkatesan
contact email: 
priyav68@verizon.net

I am proposing the following panel for the 8th annual Modernist Studies =
Conference in Tulsa (October 19-22, 2006). This panel will look closely =
at how modernist science is constructed and challenged from various =
interdisciplinary perspectives.=20
Bruno Latour asked the question of whether we have ever been modern. =
Does a modern science exist?
How have arguments for the social constructedness of scientific fact =
affected visions of a modernist science? Does the scientific method =
inherently engender the modern subject as free beings? Papers that deal =
specifically with the issue of whether modern science has been =
deconstructed in terms of actual scientific practice are especially =
welcome.=20

Please send a 500-word abstract by May 1st to Priya Venkatesan at =
priyav68_at_verizon.net

Priya Venkatesan, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
(603) 653-9969

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cfp categories: 
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