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

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention-April 30-May 3, 2015
contact email: 
sroye@desu.edu

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

cfp categories: 
american
childrens_literature
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
postcolonial
renaissance
romantic
science_and_culture
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian