CFP: Strange Attractors: Unpredictable Combinations in Historical and Cultural Contexts (grad) (Australia) (3/26/07; 5/25/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Hall
contact email: 
karenh@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

Strange Attractors: Unpredictable Combinations in Historical and
Cultural Contexts

In chaos theory, strange attractors can describe provisional patterns
emerging from chaos as terms are brought together in equations.
Applied to the humanities, the term ‘strange attractors’ not only
suggests the influence of chaos theory and intersections with
scientific theory, it also raises images of unlikely combinations,
emerging connections and unstable meanings.

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies is seeking 20
minute papers that explore the intersections suggested by the theme of
‘strange attractors’.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
  - order and disorder
  - repeating patterns
  - disciplinary intersections
  - contingency and fragmentation
  - dynamic systems
  - limits of knowledge

Abstracts (maximum 200 words) are due by Monday 26 March to
limina_at_cyllene.uwa.edu.au. Presenters must be postgraduate students or
early career researchers.

The conference will take place on Friday 25 May at the Institute of
Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia. Conference
registration will open in late March: there will be a registration fee
of $10.

For further information, see http://www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au

--Karen HallDiscipline of English and Cultural Studies (M202)University of Western Australia35 Stirling HighwayCRAWLEY WA 6009Phone: 0404 209 808 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP_at_english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://cfp.english.upenn.edu or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu ==========================================================Received on Sun Jan 28 2007 - 14:59:52 EST

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches