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Table of contents:
1. DECODINGS spring 2008 - Carol Colatrella 
2. Conference on Graduate Education in Medical Humanities, March 7-9,
2008, Galveston, Texas - "Jones, Anne Hudson" 


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Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 17:27:42 +0000
From: Carol Colatrella 
Subject: DECODINGS spring 2008


 Print copy mailed today. Renewal for membership is attached.

DECODINGS 
Newsletter of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 	      

  Spring 2008, Vol. 17, No.1 *SLSA2008, REITERATION, Charlotte, NCCall
for
Papers*Travel Awards for SLSA Charlotte and Prizes *International SLSA
2008,
Berlin*SLSA Facebook Group
*Directions for Subscribing to LITSCI-L,SLSA Listserv*SLSA2006-07
Financial
Report*2008ELECTIONSCandidate Statements  (Ballot in print copy only) 
SLSA 2008, REITERATION, Charlotte The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society
for
Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) will take place in Charlotte,
North 
Carolina on November 13-16, 2008. We welcome papers and panels on all
topics
ofinterest to SLSA members. This year, we also invite papers that touch
on the
theme of Reiteration. The term, often associated but certainly not
limited to
chaos theory, was chosen to resonate with ideas and concepts in
technology,engineering, biology, medicine, epidemiology, and the history
of
scientific thought. The iterative process, so much at the heart of
scientific
modes ofinquiry, has also become a part of our understanding--whether
literally
ormetaphorically--of physical, natural, and philosophical
interpretations of
howwe believe the world around us operates. It is critical for us to
examine
thatapproach and consider it careful, if not reiteratively, as students
ofintellectual inquiry. The conference is sponsored, inpart, by the
University
of North Carolina at Charlotte,the most rapidly growing campus in the
University of North Carolinasystem. Charlotte isa city of approximately
1.5
million and is the 2nd largest banking center inthe nation. It is home
to the
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, the Levine Center forthe New South,
Discovery
Place Science Museum,and a variety of professional sports franchises,
including
the CarolinaPanthers and Bobcats. Please send session and
paperproposals
(usingSLSA-2008 in the subject line) by May 15, 2008, to: Alan Rauch,
Director of GraduateLiberal Studies, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223
Email:
arauch@uncc.edu TRAVELAWARDS TO SLSA CHARLOTTESLSA provides a
limitednumber of
travel awards for under-funded individuals attending the
annualconference.
Members of SLSA who participate in the annual conference may apply
fortravel
subventions. An applicant should email name, title of SLSA
presentation,any
information about funding for the conference, and an indication of how
longone
has been a member to Carol Colatrella at
carol.colatrella@lcc.gatech.eduby 
September 1. SLSA officers will review the applications and approve
fundsfor
one to three individuals. Each person awarded funds will be presented
witha
check at the conference. 
BRUNS ESSAY PRIZE 
The Bruns Graduate EssayPrize, in honor of Edward F. Bruns, is awarded
annually
to the best essaywritten 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, Departmentof 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 apointer to a URL where
the
essay is posted. 
SCHACHTERLE ESSAY PRIZE 
Lance Schachterle, foundingpresident of the society, has established an
annual
prize of $250 in honor ofhis parents to recognize the best new essay on
literature and science writtenin English by an untenured scholar.
Eligible
authors wishing to submit essays(published or accepted for publication)
should
send them prior to September 1to the SLSA Executive Director, Carol
Colatrella,
LCC, Georgia Institute ofTechnology 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 apointer to a URL where the essay is posted. 
MICHELLE KENDRICKMEMORIAL BOOK PRIZE
The SLSA announces thefirst annual competition for Michelle Kendrick
Memorial
Book Prize. The prizewill be awarded each year to the best academic book
on
literature, science, andthe arts published by an SLSA member.
Established in
the fall of 2006 in memoryof Michelle Kendrick of Washington State
University-Vancouver, an energetic,well-loved scholar of literature and
science
and long-time member of SLSA, theKendrick Prize is open to any book of
original
scholarship on literature,science, and the arts published between
January 1 and
December 31, 2007.The winner will receive a check for $250.00.	
Donations for the KendrickPrize (checks made out to SLSA, with Kendrick
Prize
in memo) can be sent toCarol Colatrella, SLSA Executive Director, LCC,
Georgia
Tech, 686 Cherry Street, Atlanta, GA 30332-0165 
Note: all of the awardsdescribed above are presented during the
Business
Meeting of the annual fallconference. One may submit only one entry to
one of
the two essay prize competitions.
SLSA-EUROPE2008, BERLIN 
The next European meeting will take placein Berlin, June 2-8, 2008,
hosted by
the Zentrum fr Literatur- undKulturforschung (ZfL:
http://www.zfl.gwz-berlin.de) incollaboration 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 isavailable, it will be posted at
http://slsa.press.jhu.edu/european_conference_flier.html. Contact:
wolf@zfl.gwz-berlin.de FACEBOOKGROUP  Jamie Bonoof the University of
Pittsburgh
has set up a Facebook site for theorganization. SLSA members interested
in
joining can connect at
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5604063275.
DIRECTIONSFOR SUBSCRIBING TO LIT-SCI LISTSERV Subscriptioninformation
for
LITSCI-L: 
To subscribe, send a plain-text emailmessage to sympa@duke.edu with the
following in thebody of the message: 
subscribe LITSCI-L 
The list archive and additionalsubscription information, including how
to
receive the digest format, areavailable at:
http://www.law.duke.edu/slsa/ 
RENEWINGMEMBERSHIP Allconference 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 5166987). Mon-Fri 8-am-5pm FAX 410 516 6968. Email:
jrnlcirc@press.jhu.edu. SLSA FINANCIAL REPORT, 2006-07Prepared byCarol
Colatrella, Executive Director, October 15, 2007 Balance onhand 9/30/06:
      
   WachoviaBank, Atlanta			  7,815.88		       
			  SovereignBank, Worcester		       
3,430.05								       
				      11,245.93 	Income:    Dues &
donations: SLSA share fromHopkins UP			     5215.02	       
	Configurations 2004 dividend					       
       38,273.00		Conference balance, SLSA NY 2007	       
			 2,493.08		 Donations: book & essay prizes
					      1,100.00			       
				  TOTALINCOME			      
47,081.10 Expenses:ConferencesSLSA NY 2006 essay prizes		       
	  500.00			SLSA NY 2006 travelawards	       
			     1,215.00SLSA NY 2006 agendas		       
				26.37			     SLSA 2007Portland
--Holiday Inn deposit			     1,532.33			       
									       
     3,273.70								  
Conferences subtotal					      Executive
Director annual stipend 					     5.500.00  
	     Memberships to Hopkins UP					       
		 90.00		      Configurations: Georgia Tech support     
				  5,000.00		 Decodings (1
issue)duplication						    332.10     
					    ---postage			       
		      318.20						       
   Publications subtotal			 5,650.30		       
				       Accountant: taxes & name change	       
				     350.00			     
Massachusetts fees 2006 						       
		      Bank fee						       
				    35.00		   Web design	       
								     250.00    
						       TOTALEXPENSES	       
	15,149.00 Balance onhand 9/30/07    Wachovia Bank, Atlanta	       
		   39,796.25					       
Sovereign Bank, Worcester			     3,430.05		       
									       
	  43,226.30    CANDIDATESTATEMENTS FOR SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT Mark
Morrisson,  AssociateProfessor and Associate Head, Department of
English, and
Affiliate Faculty,Science, Technology, and Society Program, Penn State
University, UniversityPark	       I have long valued the space thatthe
SLSA has created for truly multidisciplinary scholarship and
collaboration,and
I admire the hard work that so many have done over the years to make
itpossible.  If I were elected to theSecond Vice-President office, my
main goal
would be to sustain and nurture thatspace in both the conference and
the
association more broadly.	       I have had some experience onexecutive
boards (as a founder of the Modernist Studies Association and on
theboard of a
local non-profit) and with organizing conferences. My
experienceorganizing MSA
conferences would help me maintain the high quality anddisciplinary
diversity
of SLSA conferences.		I also see it as crucial to themission of the
SLSA, and perhaps above all to its untenured members in this ageof
shrinking
press subsidies, that we open as many doors to publication of
SLSAmonographs
and collections as possible. The publications committee is
assessingoptions as
the relationship with Michigan comes to an end. As aseries editor, I
have
watched with keen interest as presses explore new optionssuch as series
which
publish e-monographs with print-on-demand hard copiesavailable, and new
software that aids in the production of high qualityconference
proceedings. I
would certainly value consulting with thepublications committee about
their
efforts to expand the venues for SLSApublications, and would also like
to
explore the possibility of the SLSAshelping provide some subvention
support
for first books as presses increasinglydemand subventions as a condition
of
publication. LauraOtis, Professor, Department of English and Institute
of
Liberal Arts, Emory University 

I am excited to see what the introduction of artists has done for SLSA.
Oursociety has always been a place for creativity as well as analysis,
but
atrecent meetings, this creative effort has given off  new shoots as we
attract
young artists andmedia scholars. If elected, I would like to encourage
this
creative growth,inviting presentations on the role of science in media
art,
coding, electronic literature,and readings of fiction and poetry that
our
members are writing. Although Iwant us to maintain our roots in
literature
(both as an inspirer of science andinspired by science), I would like
SLSA to
become a forum for cutting-edgediscussions about what literature is as
we
move from the era of print to theelectronic age. In addition, I would
like to
make SLSA a place where scientistsfeel welcome to discuss the
relationship
between their work and artisticprojects that explore related issues such
as
emotion memory, and perception.   CANDIDATE STATEMENTS FOR
MEMBER-AT-LARGE
AdenEvens, Assistant Professor, Department of English, and Faculty
Affiliate,Graduate Program in ElectroAcoustic Music, Dartmouth College

I want to work for SLSA because it offers a unique welcome for avenues
ofexploration that have no other home in the academy. Despite the
current
voguefor interdisciplinary research, many institutions (including
professional
organizations)encourage only a tempered interdisciplinarity in the form
of a
departure from ashared	disciplinary center. By contrast, SLSAs aim is
to
foster conversationsthat truly cross disciplines, which is why the talks
at
SLSA conferences (andthe members who deliver them) are more interesting
and
more risky by far thanis the norm at academic conferences. SLSA is
casual and
inviting but stilledgy, and it is this edge, a willingness to take
risks
intellectually, that Iwish to hone while serving SLSA. By promoting
this
vision, we can continue to nurturethe many exciting, unconventional
adventures
at the margins of academiccategories that represent the most profound
and novel
ideas in the academytoday.

Aden Evens served as Program Chair for the SLSA 2007 conference in
Portland,
Maine.

 
Stephanie S. Turner, Coordinator, MS in Professional Writing &
TechnicalCommunication
Department of English, University of Houston-Downtown Havingparticipated
in
SLSA's U.S. meetings (and the internationalmeeting in Brussels) for
nearly a
decade, I've seen anumber of worthy experiments and developments.  One
of these
is theincorporation of 'Arts' in our organization's title and by-laws.
An
experiment that is still developing, the inclusion of the arts in
ourconferences could benefit from members' appraisal-how can we better
support
andpresent the arts at our annual meeting?  I would like to solicit
commentsand
suggestions from the membership about how SLSA has been enriched
byincluding
the arts and what new directions SLSA can take in promoting themwithin
our
organization.  Another recent development that I would like tofoster is
the
inclusion of undergraduate research at the annual
meeting, encouraging more participation in undergraduates' presentation
oftheir
research among our members and extending travel support to
thesestudents.
      Societyfor Literature, Science, and the Arts Executive Board,
2007-08
President:Bruce Clarke, Texas Tech UniversityExecutiveDirector: Carol
Colatrella, Georgia Institute of TechnologyFirstVice-President: Alan
Rauch,
University of North Carolina-CharlotteSecondVice-President: Richard
Nash,
Indiana UniversityMembers-at-Large:Victoria Alexander, Dactyl
Foundation, and
Phillip Thurtle, University of Washington PastPresidents: Eve
Keller,Fordham
University; Jay Labinger, California Institute of Technology; T.
HughCrawford,
Georgia Tech; Susan Squier, Penn State; Sidney Perkowitz,
EmoryUniversity;
Stuart Peterfreund, Northeastern University; James J. Bono,SUNY-Buffalo;
N.
Katherine Hayles, UCLA; Mark Greenberg, Drexel University;Lance
Schachterle,
Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Stephen J. Weininger,Worcester
Polytechnic
Institute Editors of Configurations:T. HughCrawford, Georgia Institute
of
Technology (hugh.crawford@lcc.gatech.edu)Alan Rauch,University of North
Carolina-Charlotte (arauch@uncc.edu)Laura DassowWalls, University of
South
Carolina Bibliographer:Sue Hagedorn, Virginia Tech
(hagedors@vt.edu)Electronic 
ResourcesCoordinator: Wayne Miller, Duke University
(wmiller@law.duke.edu)
TheExecutive Director can be reached by phone at (404) 894-1241 or by
e-mail at
carol.colatrella@lcc.gatech.edu.Carol ColatrellaExecutiveDirector,
SLSALiterature,Communication, and CultureGeorgiaInstitute of
Technology686
Cherry StreetAtlanta, GA  30332-0165 SLSAwebsites:
http://www.litsciarts.organd 
http://slsa.press.jhu.edu 

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Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 18:47:53 -0600
From: "Jones, Anne Hudson" 
Subject: Conference on Graduate Education in Medical Humanities, March
7-9, 2008, Galveston, Texas

Dear colleagues,


On behalf of the Institute for the Medical Humanities of the University
of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, I cordially invite you to attend
our conference on Graduate Education in Medical Humanities: Models and
Methods, March 7-9, 2008.  All details are included in the attached
program brochure.  For further information, please contact
davicker@utmb.edu or me, at the e-mail address below.

Please come!

Best regards,


Anne Hudson Jones, Ph.D.
Hobby Family Professor in the Medical Humanities
and Graduate Program Director
Institute for the Medical Humanities
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1311 USA
Phone: 409-772-9396Fax:      409-772-5640
E-mail:   ahjones@utmb.edu 



  

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