SLSA-Europe Conference and Call for Papers -- Vercelli and Turin June 3-6 2014

Dear ECAS colleagues and friends, this is Cristina Iuli, the Chair of the local Organizing Committee for the 8th SLSA-EU Conference, “Life, in Theory.” This meeting will take place June 3-6, 2014, in Vercelli and Turin, Italy, and I think it may be of interest to many colleagues in American Studies, Literature and Science Studies, Comparative History of Ideas, Critical Theory, History and Philosophy of Technology, Art and Performance Studies, and Gender Studies.

Our Web site is now up at Our call for papers may be found there. We would be grateful if you could please circulate this information widely.

Our plenary speakers are Claire Colebrook, Roberto Esposito, Giuseppe Testa, Paolo Vineis, and Cary Wolfe --leading scholars in political philosophy, critical theory, epidemiology, stem cell genetics, media theory, and literary and culture studies.

Three round tables and six parallel streams will provide ample occasions for exchange and discussion across science, literature, and the arts. Our round table invitees and stream convenors are Yves Abrioux, Monika Bakke, Ivan Callus, Timothy Campbell, Bruce Clarke, Sandra D’Alfonso, Umberto Dianzani, Marc Hansen, Jens Hauser, Stefan Herbrechter, Erich Hörl, Cristina Iuli, Najeeb Jan, Gregg Lambert, Ugo Mattei, Maurizio Mori, Mario Pirisi, Manuela Rossini, Dorion Sagan, Davide Tarizzo, Stefania Sini, and Louise Whiteley.

Please visit our Web site at and submit a paper proposal. Your Science and Literature colleagues look forward to seeing you this summer in Turin.

Cristina Iuli
Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy