CFP: Time: Limits and Constraints (6/30/06; 7/28/07-8/3/07)

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Harris, Dr. Paul
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Time: Limits and Constraints
Interdisciplinary, International Conference
Monterey, California, USA 7/28 - 8/3/07
The International Society for the Study of Time (ISST) invites proposals for papers and panels for its 13th triennial conference on the theme of Time: Limits and Constraints, to be held at the Asilomar Conference Center in Monterey, California, from July 28 - August 3, 2007. Since 1966, the ISST has held uniquely collegial, international and interdisciplinary conferences in historic locations. Selected conference papers are published in a series of volumes under the title _The Study of Time_.
Limits and constraints are rich terms that suggest many lines of conceptual and applied investigation into the study of time across all academic disciplines and fields of creative endeavor. Though seemingly synonymous with limitation and constriction, limits and constraints also serve as boundary conditions that enable or induce change and novelty. Limits and constraints of temporal processes are as important and powerful for what they produce as what they prevent; they demarcate the parameters of emergence as much as endings.

The ISST encourages scholarship that interprets its conference theme in original ways. The general nature of our theme is meant to provoke reflection and help generate stimulating proposals for papers, rather than to limit the approaches taken or constrain thinking minds. Proposals for papers or panels that address questions of time, constraints and limits from synthetic, interdisciplinary viewpoints will be given special consideration.

Proposals should be approximately 300 words in length, and include the presenter's field of specialization and academic/professional affiliation. Proposals should be submitted electronically to the Executive Secretary at <> with the author's name as file name. Author's name(s) should not appear in the proposal, as the ISST does blind reviewing in selecting papers for its conferences. The deadline for submission is June 30th, 2006.
For complete information on the CFP as well as the ISST, please see our website:

Dr. Paul A. Harris

Professor of English
Marymount Institute Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies
Loyola Marymount University
President, International Society for the Study of Time

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