Atlanta, GA, USA
3-6 November 2016

The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting in the Westin Peachtree hotel in downtown Atlanta. At 73 stories (220.37 m (723 ft)), the Westin is the second tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere, with sweeping views of Georgia’s cityscape. We will meet with our colleagues from the History of Science Society and the Philosophy of Science Association; we are fortunate that we can occupy the same hotel with plenty of space to move around.

The SLSA 2016 theme will be “Creativity,” and papers/panels on all SLSA-related topics are welcome. Possible topics include: Creating environments, Creative animals, Creating genders, Creating forms, Creating technologies, Creating theory, Craft and digital media, Theories of artistic/scientific creativity, and any other SLSA related topic.

All proposal abstracts for roundtables, panel sessions, contributed papers, and posters were submitted by Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (midnight EDT) through the SLSA conference submission site.

Please note that if you are accepted onto more than one conference program there is a chance of a scheduling conflict, and you will be asked to choose participation.

Information on our 2016 plenary speakers can be found on the Program page.

Information about travel grants and awards can be found on the SLSA Awards page.

SLSA Special Call for Roundtables

To facilitate dialogue at its annual meeting, the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts requests proposals for roundtables at its Atlanta, Georgia conference, 3-6 November 2016. SLSA will not place restrictions on participants, e.g. a person may participate in a roundtable and also share her research in a formal session. The typical roundtable (120 minutes) will include 6 or 7 presenters, including a commentator, who will each speak for 10 minutes, leaving ample time for exchanges with the audience. Roundtables may include pedagogical concerns, keeping in mind that the principal objective is to facilitate discussion. Anyone with a panel or paper idea seeking like-minded presenters should post and consult the postings at the society’s listserv: The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2016 Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (midnight EDT) and proposals should be submitted through the following link:

The site organizer is Carol Colatrella (Georgia Tech) and the program organizer is Laura Otis (Emory University). Kiki Benzon (USC), with the assistance of Dennis Summers, will coordinate the development of art exhibits and panels.

View CFP PDF Here