CFP: Society for Utopian Studies 32nd Annual Meeting (5/10/07; 10/4/07-10/7/07)

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32nd Annual Meeting
  Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel
  Toronto, Canada
  Oct. 4-7, 2007

  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.

Please send a 100-250 word abstract by May 10, 2007 to:

Phillip Wegner
Department of English
P.O. Box 117310
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7310

  Or by

  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 Phil at 352-392-6650, ex. 261.

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

  Peter Fitting
73 Delaware Ave.
Toronoto M6H 2S9

  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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