CFP: Society for Utopian Studies Conference (5/1/06; 10/12/06-10/15/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Carrie Hintz
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31st Annual Meeting
Antlers Hilton Hotel
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Oct. 12-15, 2006

The Society for Utopian Studies invites you to submit abstracts for any of
the following:

* a paper (between 15-20 minutes)
* a panel (usually of 3 papers)
* an informal panel on a topic (e.g., 3 presenters, or a presenter and 2 or
3 respondents)
* a presentation or performance of creative work on any topic related to
utopian studies.

Scholars and artists from all disciplines are encouraged to present on any
aspect of the utopian tradition—from the earliest utopian visions to the
utopian speculations and yearnings of the 21st century, including art,
architecture, urban and rural planning, literary utopias, dystopian
writings, utopian political activism, theorizing utopian spaces and
ontologies, music, new media, or intentional communities.

Given the unique southwestern US location of the conference, we also welcome
papers that engage with such topics as utopian visions of the settlement of
the western United States, indigenous utopias, environmental utopias, and
utopian or intentional communities in the Colorado area.

The Antlers-Hilton hotel is located downtown in the heart of Colorado
Springs, with wonderful views of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains, and
immediate access to an array of restaurants, shops and watering holes. The
hotel is only 25 minutes away from Colorado Springs Airport, with several
transportation options. You may make reservations on-line at

Please send a 100-250 word abstract by May 1st, 2006 to:

Carrie Hintz
Department of English
Queens College/CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367

Or by email:

As you submit your abstract, please indicate if you have
A. any scheduling restrictions
B. audiovisual needs (overhead projector; DVD/VHS player)
C. A need for a written letter of acceptance of your proposal, or whether
an e-mail acceptance will suffice.

Changes in the time and date of your panel will not be possible after panels
are scheduled; requests for AV will not be honored unless you submit them
with your original abstract.

For inquiries on the program call Carrie at (718) 997-4677.

For information about registration, travel and accommodations, please
contact the Conference Coordinator, Brenda Tooley, at the following address:

Nancy Rawson
Executive Secretary
Office of Academic Affairs
Cornell College
600 First Street West
Mount Vernon, Iowa

Phone: (319)-895-5237
Fax: (319)-895-5237

The Hilton on-line reservation address is
The Colorado Springs Antlers-Hilton website is The
Colorado Springs (municipal) website is

About The Society for Utopian Studies:

Founded in 1975, the Society for Utopian Studies is an international,
interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of utopianism in all its
forms. Scholars and practitioners representing a wide variety of disciplines
and endeavors are active in the association and approach utopian studies
from such diverse backgrounds as American studies, architecture, the arts,
classics, cultural studies, economics, engineering, environmental studies,
gender studies, history, languages and literature, philosophy, political
science, psychology, sociology and urban planning. The Society encourages
participation from those involved in communal living and other utopian
arrangements. The Society publishes a journal, Utopian Studies, and a
newsletter, Utopus Discovered. The latter contains information on upcoming
conferences and workshops, as well as a bibliography of recent publications
in the field.

Meetings of the Society for Utopian Studies are ideal occasions for
intellectual interchange in a co-operative, non-competitive, congenial, and
convivial environment. At each meeting the Society presents the Arthur O.
Lewis Award for the best paper by a junior scholar given at the previous
annual meeting, and the Eugenio Battisti Award for the best article in each
volume of Utopian Studies.


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