An Interdisciplinary Conference · University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK. June 16th & 17th, 2006.
Building on the work of the AHRC Centre for Environmental History's historical and cultural studies of waste, and our successful international workshops of 2003 and 2004, this conference will consider the relationship of waste to modernity/postmodernity. We welcome papers from a variety of disciplines, including: history, cultural studies/theory, philosophy, sociology, art history/theory, geography and literary studies, among others. Topics might include:
Abjection • Time and Waste • Work, Leisure and Waste • Idleness, Boredom, Alienation • Sanitation • Contamination • Obsolescence • Waste Landscapes (incl. landfills, sewers, dumps, etc.) • Salvage, Recycling and Waste Management • Languages and Rhetorics of Waste • Artistic Representations of Waste • Waste and Marginalization • Waste-related papers on specific authors, artists, and filmakers
Abstracts of 200-400 words, by December 16th 2005, to be sent to John Scanlan.
AHRC Centre for Environmental History
St Katherine's Lodge
University of St Andrews
KY 16 9AL
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