Science, Ethics, Progress vs. Science, Vice, Crime/Disaster (Deadline: September 30, 2014)

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Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention-April 30-May 3, 2015
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Science, Ethics, Progress vs. Science, Vice, Crime/Disaster

This panel invites papers which, by focusing on the 'scientific mind' with ethical concerns or, in Hawthorne's words, the 'awful' one--which, though 'motivated by a sense of wonder and discovery,' 'conceal a deadlier malice' as it is 'affected with inward disease' or 'fancy grown morbid'--draw attention to the importance of the ethical uses of science. Panel includes but is not limited to Swift, Poe, Hawthorne, M. Shelley, R. L. Stevenson, H. G. Wells, E. M. Forster, A. Huxley, and Orwell. Please submit abstracts (300 words). https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15273

Chair: Sema Ege
Area: British
Cross: American