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2007 Spring

Spring 2007
vol.16, no.1


CONTENTS:

*Election Results

*Conference Update, SLSA 2007, Portland 

*Travel Awards and Prizes

*SLSA 2008 Berlin

*Directions for Subscribing to LITSCI-L, SLSA Listserv





ELECTION RESULTS


Phillip
Thurtle, Assistant Professor in the Comparative History of Ideas
Program and History at the University of Washington, was elected to
replace Lisa Yaszek as member-at-large. He will begin a two-year term
that runs from the fall 2007 conference through the fall 2009
conference.



CONFERENCE UPDATE, SLSA 2007, Portland, Maine


November 1-4, 2007
http://www.slsa07.com/
Plenary Speakers: Katherine Hayles and Brian Massumi



CONFERENCE DEADLINES

 


August 1: sound files should be sent to asaiber@bowdoin.edu



October 1: 



	    
	SLSA membership due
	early registration deadline
	conference hotel reservations (reduced rate) deadline
	no penalty cancellation deadline
	

 
    


October 14:



	    
	reduced penalty cancellation deadline
	

    
    


October 18:



	    
	restaurant reservations recommended
	http://www.slsa07.com/deadlines.html
	


OTHER CONFERENCE INFORMATION


*the
Conference Hotel* will fill up. A list of other hotels and B&Bs
within walking distance can be found here (reserve a.s.a.p.)
http://www.slsa07.com/venue.html



*registration info*
http://www.slsa07.com/registration.html



*how to get your book displayed *
http://www.slsa07.com/bookexhibit.html



*for questions*



	
	regarding the program: Aden Evens slsa2007@gmail.com
	regarding the hotel, Portland, travel logistics, accessibility,
audio-visual needs, arts exhibit: Arielle Saiber asaiber@bowdoin.edu
	regarding registration: Susan McHugh smchugh@une.edu
	


TRAVEL AWARDS


SLSA
provides a limited number of travel awards for under-funded individuals
attending the annual conference. Members of SLSA who participate in the
annual conference may apply for travel subventions. An applicant should
email name, title of SLSA presentation, any information about funding
for the conference, and an indication of how long one has been a member
to Carol Colatrella at carol.colatrella@lcc.gatech.edu
by September 1. SLSA officers will review the applications and approve
funds for one to three individuals. Each person awarded funds will be
presented with a check at the conference. 


BRUNS ESSAY PRIZE 


The
Bruns Graduate Essay Prize, in honor of Edward F. Bruns, is awarded
annually to the best essay written by a graduate student member of the
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Graduate students
wishing to have their essays considered for the $250 prize should
submit them by September 1 to N. Katherine Hayles, Department of
English, University of California, Los Angeles, via electronic mail to
hayles@humnet.ucla.edu. Please send a copy of your formatted essay as a
PDF or Word file, or send a pointer to a URL where the essay is posted.




SCHACHTERLE ESSAY PRIZE


Lance
Schachterle, founding president of the society, has established an
annual prize of $250 in honor of his parents to recognize the best new
essay on literature and science written in English by an untenured
scholar. Eligible authors wishing to submit essays (published or
accepted for publication) should send them prior to September 1 to the
SLSA Executive Director, Carol Colatrella, LCC, Georgia Institute of
Technology via electronic mail to carol.colatrella@lcc.gatech.edu.
Please send a copy of your formatted essay as a PDF or Word file, or
send a pointer to a URL where the essay is posted. 



MICHELLE KENDRICK MEMORIAL BOOK PRIZE


The
SLSA announces the first annual competition for Michelle Kendrick
Memorial Book Prize. The prize will be awarded each year to the best
academic book on literature, science, and the arts published by an SLSA
member. The first prize will be announced at the annual SLSA conference
in November 2007 in Portland, Maine. 


Established
in the fall of 2006 in memory of Michelle Kendrick of Washington State
University-Vancouver, an energetic, well-loved scholar of literature
and science and long-time member of SLSA, the Kendrick Prize is open to
any book of original scholarship on literature, science, and the arts
published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2006. The winner will receive a
check for $250.00. 


To
be considered for this year's Kendrick Prize, members were asked to
submit send three copies of a book published in 2006 by June 30, 2007
to: 


Professor Robert Markley
Department of English
608 South Wright Street
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801 



Donations for the Kendrick Prize (checks made out to SLSA, with Kendrick
Prize in memo) can be sent to 


Carol Colatrella
SLSA Executive Director
LCC, Georgia Tech
686 Cherry Street
Atlanta, GA 30332-0165 



Note:
all of the awards described above are presented during the Business
Meeting of the annual fall conference. One may submit only one entry to
one of the two essay prize competitions. 



SLSA-EUROPE 2008, BERLIN 


The
next European meeting will take place in Berlin, June 2-8, 2008, hosted
by the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZfL:
http://www.zfl.gwz-berlin.de)
in collaboration with a number of other institutes in this most
attractive city. The ZfL will also be the home of the planned
SLSA-Europe. As nformation is available, it will be posted at
http://slsa.press.jhu.edu/european_conference_flier.html.


 


DIRECTIONS FOR SUBSCRIBING TO LIT-SCI LISTSERV


Subscription information for LITSCI-L:



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the
following in the body of the message:



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The list archive and additional subscription information, including how
to receive the digest format, are available at:



http://www.law.duke.edu/slsa/


 


RENEWING MEMBERSHIP


All conference participants must be SLSA members. To join or to renew
membership, please see
http://press.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/associations/sls_membership.cgi,
or call Johns Hopkins University Press Journals at 800 548 1784 (US
& Canada only, all others call 410 516 6987). Mon-Fri 8-am-5pm FAX
410 516 6968. Email: jrnlcirc@press.jhu.edu.