Some of the areas related to the conference theme include:

Nonhuman temporalities

Species extinction

Life after humans

Slow time, the long now

Time and Capital


Time and the Outside

(non)representational temporalities

Time and Computing

Digital Temporalities

Bio-political Time

Synthetic Time

Repetition, Loss, Eternal Return

Making time, doing time

Who owns the future? And the future’s future?

Time-keepers: memory, memorial, nostalgia, archives

Devices and technologies of time and time machines

Mythic time, enchantment, imagination fantastic, collapse, and haunting

Discrete time, the instant and duration, flow, simultaneity

Keynote Speakers

McKenzie Wark, The New School and Sha Xin Wei, Arizona State University


For individual papers, contributors should submit a 250-word abstract along with title and affiliation. Pre-organized panels submissions, which might include three or four papers per panel, should include an additional paragraph describing the rubric and proposed title of the panel. Roundtables, alternative format panels, and the like are encouraged. Submit all proposals and register for the conference at http://litsciarts.org/slsa17 [website currently under construction]

Paper/Panel Proposal Due Date: May 15, 2017 Notification of Acceptance by July 17, 2017

SLSA Membership: Participants in the 2017 Conference must be 2017 members of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. For more information about joining SLSA, visit the organization’s website at www.litsciarts.org

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: To reserve a spot on the program, attendees must register by September 8, 2017. Late registrations will incur an additional fee of $75 . Registration for the conference is available at http://litsciarts.org/slsa17 [website currently under construction]

Details for the art exhibition are forthcoming.

Site Coordinators and Program Chairs Ron Broglio Ron.Broglio@asu.edu Adam Nocek Adam.Nocek@asu.edu