The Spectres of Utopia: 11th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society/Europe, 7-10 July 2010

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Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin Poland

Proposals are invited for papers of 20 minutes on different aspects of utopias, dystopias, utopianism and anti-utopianism as they manifest themselves in politics, society, economics, art, and culture. The conference language is English. Sessions conducted in other languages are also possible (minimum 2 papers). Abstracts (approx. 250 words) should be submitted by e-mail as file attachments in MS WORD to These should include:
1. name and affiliation,
2. e-mail address, title of paper,
3. abstract,
4. 3 keywords,
5. multimedia requirements,
6. schedule restrictions.
Deadline for abstracts: 31st March 2010

Lublin lies in the south-eastern Poland a hundred miles from Warsaw. The campus is situated very close to the city historic centre. The nearest international airport is Warsaw. Trains run every two hours from Warsaw Central Railway Station to Lublin (journey time 2, 5 hrs). There are also inexpensive bus services from the centre of Warsaw to Lublin. A shuttle from Warsaw Airport to the Campus may be provided on the day before the conference.

The registration fee will be 190 Euro, to include teas, coffees, buffet lunches and two evening receptions. Details of hotels will be available nearer the conference date. The Utopian Studies Society has limited funds available to assist post-graduates with the expenses of attending the Society's annual conference. If your paper has been accepted, and you would like more details or an application form, please contact the USS Secretary,

Deadline for registration: 30th May 2010 (late registrations will be accepted up to 7 days prior to the conference at additional cost of 40 Euro).

Arrangements for registration will be announced in due course.

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