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[ecrea] CFP: Science and Popular Culture

Thu Jul 16 20:32:20 GMT 2015

*CFP: Science & Popular Culture Area*


Papers, panels, and round tables are now invited for the Science &
Popular Culture area of the PCA/ACA Conference in Seattle, Washington to
be held *March 21-25, 2016*.

With the integral place of science in Western and global society as well
as the current proliferation of science and technology on television and
in films, it is more important than ever to examine what popular culture
texts are telling us about science. Such analyses serve to illuminate
where science features in these texts, as well as how science is viewed,
digested, and discussed by the public. Studying science in popular
culture is essential to understanding how scientific ideas are utilized,
explored, critiqued and sometimes exploited outside of their formal
contexts. The common fascination with science has also created a popular
culture niche of its own, giving rise to new engagements with scientific
knowledge, practices, and technologies. Presented papers will also be
eligible for inclusion in the /Journal of Science and Popular
Culture/ (Intellect, beginning publication 2017).

Submissions should be 100-250 words in length and can address any aspect
of the complex interrelation of science and popular culture, including
(but not limited to):

  * Representations of science/scientists in television, film, art,
    print (newspapers, magazines, novels, comics, etc.), and other media
  * Use of science in popular culture
  * The cultural influence of science
  * Influences of popular culture on science and scientists
  * Internet culture and science
  * Science-related cultural artifacts
  * Scientists as celebrities, and celebrity advocates of science
  * Popular science and public understandings of science
  * Science communication and education
  * Non-Western cultures and science
  * Translations of science into the public domain
  * Science of the everyday
  * Molecular gastronomy and other food science
  * Science as art/the artistic dimensions of science
  * Science and science fiction
  * The public and popular dimensions of scientific debates
  * Science and music
  * History and philosophy of science
  * Reconciling primary science with public perceptions
  * Moments of conflict between scientific discoveries/knowledge/work
    and cultural beliefs

Submissions can be made via the PCA/ACA site until *1 October 2015.*

Inquiries can be sent to:

(spcpca /at/ <mailto:(spcpca /at/>

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