CFP: Hardy and Science (12/15/06; 6/14/07-6/17/07)

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HARDY AT YALE (June 14-17, 2007)
Conference organized by The Thomas Hardy Association
Yale University, New Haven, CT.

CFP: Hardy and Science?Graduate/Postdoctoral Student Panel

Thomas Hardy asserted that he was one of the earliest acclaimers of Darwin, took
pride in his ?astronomical passages? quoted in both England and America?
and claimed that his ?pages show harmony of view with Darwin, Huxley,
Spencer.? This panel, which solicits papers from graduate and postdoctoral
students, will consider Hardy?s relationship to science. How do his fiction
and poetry incorporate, represent, misrepresent, resist, challenge, reconfigure
or otherwise interact with contemporary developments in astronomy, biology,
psychology, thermodynamics? Can we see his works as reacting or contributing
to contemporary discussions about the role of science in society or the proper
way scientific research should be conducted? 500 word proposals for papers
15-20 minutes long should be sent to in the body of the
text. Proposals are due by December 15, 2006.

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