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2007 Fall

Fall 2007
vol.16, no.2


CONTENTS:

*Conference Update, SLSA 2007, Portland 

*Travel Awards and Prizes: some deadlines-September 1 

*SLSA 2008 Berlin

*Directions for Subscribing to LITSCI-L, SLSA Listserv 




CONFERENCE UPDATE, SLSA 2007, Portland, Maine 


 November 1-4, 2007 
http://www.slsa07.com/

Plenary Speakers: Katherine Hayles and Brian Massumi 

DEADLINES 

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 INFO
*hotel reservations*--reserve a.s.a.p.
http://www.slsa07.com/venue.html 


*info on book exhibit (and how to get your book displayed)*
http://www.slsa07.com/bookexhibit.html


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


*restaurant info*
http://www.slsa07.com/recommendations.html


*for questions*
-regarding the program: Aden Evens slsa2007@gmail.com
-regarding the hotel, Portland, travel logistics, accessibility,
audio-visual needs, arts exhibit, book 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. Submissions were due June 30,
2007.



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. 


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 information is available, it will be posted at
http://slsa.press.jhu.edu/european_conference_flier.html. Contact:
wolf@zfl.gwz-berlin.de



DIRECTIONS FOR SUBSCRIBING TO LIT-SCI LISTSERV 


 Subscription information for LITSCI-L: 
To subscribe, send a plain-text email message to sympa@duke.edu with the
following in the body of the message: 
subscribe LITSCI-L 
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.