Thursday, November 17, 2005

Forthcoming conference

The Founding Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited for the founding conference of the British Society for Literature and Science. The conference will be held at the University of Glasgow from 24-26 March 2006. Papers may address topics in the interactions of literature and science in any period. Presenters need not be based in UK institutions.

Proposals are on any topics are welcome, but we would especially encourage proposals reflecting on methodological questions (particularly questions of history and historicisms) or on how this interdisciplinary field can benefit by broadening or redefining its disciplinary base, for example by considering what the sociology of science can bring to science and literature studies. We also invite panel proposals for three papers of 20 minutes; members of the panel should be drawn from more than one institution.

Please send an abstract of no more than 400 words (or in the case of a panel, abstracts for each paper) to Dr Alice Jenkins, Department of English Literature, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ or, by 30 November 2005. If using email, please send abstracts in the body of messages; do not use attachments. In sending hard copy, please include an anonymous proposal and a cover sheet giving contact details.

Please send any queries to Dr Alice Jenkins at the postal or email addresses above.

Dr Alice Jenkins
Department of English Literature
University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ
0141 330 5699