SLSA 2009 Conference: Ecocriticism and the Biological Sciences (ASLE)

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Helena Feder
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Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Annual Conference (2009)

Panel: Ecocriticism and the Biological Sciences (ASLE)

Fifteen minute papers on any aspect of the intersection of ecocritical theory and a biological/ ecological science are welcome. As this year's conference theme is "decodings," papers on the encoding/decoding/commodification of life are particularly welcome, as are papers presenting a "biological" reading of ecocriticism or an ecocritical text (or papers that discuss a biologist reading or responding to an ecocritical theory or text).

The 2009 annual conference will take place in Atlanta, November 5 through 8. The program will be held at two venues: the conference hotel, Midtown Hotel in Atlanta, for sessions; and the Georgia Tech Global Learning and Conference Center (GLCC) for the plenary event.

Please send a 500 word abstract and cv (as MS Word documents) no later than May 1 to: Dr. Helena Feder, All presenters must be members of the Society by conference time (

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