[REMINDER] 'Science and Literature 1800-Present: Two Cultures or Co-evolution?' Keele University - May 12th 2012

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A reminder that the deadline for abstracts for 'Science and Literature 1800-Present: Two Cultures or Co-evolution?', a one day postgraduate conference at Keele University on 12 May 2012, is March 31st.

The conference organizers invite proposals for 15 minute papers on any aspect of interactions between literature and science from 1800 to the present day. Applicants might consider, but are not limited to, the following areas:

- Darwinism and social anxiety
- Medical pandemics in literature
- The dissemination of science (including the impact of technological innovation on the material text)
- Representations of physical and mental illness
- Access to science for women and children
- Fears of technological advancement (e.g. Ludditism)
- Reflections on the science of warfare
- Apocalyptic visions
- Critical approaches to the two cultures (including modern opposition between arts and sciences)
- Popular Science – the third culture

Confirmed keynote speakers are Prof. Joanna Verran (MMU), Prof. Sharon Ruston (Salford) & Prof. David Amigoni (Keele).

For the full CFP and further information about the conference, please see out website (http://litscikeele.blogspot.co.uk/), or e-mail the organizers Emilie Taylor-Brown, Joanna Taylor and Katie McGettigan at: litscikeele@gmail.com