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dimanche 9 mai 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS : Utopia conference

CHANGING THE CLIMATE: UTOPIA, DYSTOPIA AND CATASTROPHE
The Fourth Australian Conference on Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction


30th August – 1st September 2010

Monash University Conference Centre
30 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

A conference organised by the Centre for Comparative Literature and
Cultural Studies at Monash University

WEBSITE: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ecps/conferences/utopias/

The conference invites papers from scholars, writers and others
interested in the interplay between ecology and ecocriticism, utopia,
dystopia and science fiction.

OPENING ADDRESS

The opening address will be given by Kate Rigby, Founding President of
the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment,
Australia-New Zealand, and author of Topographies of the Sacred: The
Poetics of Place in European Romanticism (2004).

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Kim Stanley Robinson
Distinguished science fiction writer, winner of two Hugo Awards and
author of the Orange Country Trilogy, the Mars Trilogy, Antarctica, The
Years of Rice and Salt
, the Science in the Capital Trilogy and Galileo's Dream.

John Clute
Science fiction
writer, Director of the Department of Story Future in
the Centre for the Future at Slavonice and co-author of The Encyclopedia
of Science Fiction
(1993) and The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997).

Tom Moylan
Emeritus Professor and Founding Director of the Ralahine Center for
Utopian Studies, University of Limerick, author of Demand the Impossible
(1986) and Scraps of the Untainted Sky (2000) and co-editor of Dark
Horizons (2003).

Deborah Bird Rose
Professor of Social Inclusion, Macquarie University, author of Dingo
Makes Us Human (2000), Reports from a Wild Country (2004) and Wild Dog
Dreaming: Love and Extinction (in press).

Linda Williams
Associate Professor
in Art History at RMIT University, curator of The
Idea of the Animal exhibition (2004) and the HEAT: Art and Climate
Change
exhibition (2008).

The conference invites papers from scholars, writers and others
interested in the interplay between ecology and ecocriticism, utopia,
dystopia and science fiction.

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

Abstracts (approx. 100-150 words) should be sent by 30 June 2010 by
e-mail to: Utopias@arts.monash.edu.au

or by post to:

Utopias4 Conference
Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
School of English, Communications and Performasnce Studies
Clayton campus
Monash University
Victoria 3800
Australia

REGISTRATION

The conference will take place over three days.

Full registration for the three days costs $A280, with a concessional
price for students and the non-employed of $A140.

Registration for one day only costs $A110, with a concessional price of
$A55. All prices are GST inclusive.

Registration is due by 31 July 2010.

Utopias
Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
Monash University
Melbourne
Victoria 3800
AUSTRALIA


Phone: (61) (3) 9905 2037
Fax: (61) (3) 9905 5593

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