Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference
Director: Associate Professor Andrew Burket, English
MOSH Travel Grant to present at the conference on Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. The conference was a great success, all around. I chaired the special session, titled “Time-Criticality and Nineteenth-Century Media Studies,” and also presented my twenty-minute talk, “The Strange Temporalities of William Wordsworth and Charles Darwin” on this panel. My colleague Crystal B. Lake (Write State University) presented her talk “In the Time of Minerals: Digging for History in the Deep Enlightenment” and Roger Whitson (Washington State University) Skyped into the session to give his talk, “Difference Engines: From Babbage’s Metaphysics to Lovelace’s Media Theory.” This panel was followed by about 20 minutes of question and answer with our lively and attentive audience. I’m attaching a photo from the panel event, in case that is useful for Mellon reporting or other purposes. I’m also excited to report here that agents related to the University of Minnesota Press expressed interest in the possibility of publishing our forthcoming book, tentatively titled Deep Time of the Nineteenth Century, about which we were co-presenting on this special session panel at SLSA.