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Call For Papers

Building on a wealth of recent scholarship, this conference will address a range of historical, epistemological and interdisciplinary questions about literature and logic since circa 1800, considering both broad filiations between them and specific points of intersection.


We invite proposals for individual twenty-minute papers or fully-formed panels on any aspect of the conference theme, including, but not limited to:


  • literature, science and logic

  • logic and nonsense

  • logic and modernism

  • postmodern literature and logic

  • analytical philosophy and literary analysis

  • logic and theory

  • binary logic and its alternatives (e.g., fuzzy logic, many-valued logic; gender theory, queer theory, critical race theory, deconstruction)

  • logic, gender, and sexuality

  • global logics and literatures (e.g., Indian logic, Buddhist logic, Yoruba logic; the role of logic in historically marginalized literary traditions)

  • logic in contemporary Anglophone literature

  • literature in the digital age

  • logic, AI, and posthumanism

  • ecocritical responses to logic and technology

  • logic and/or literature in the work of specific authors or logicians, c.1800 to the present



For individual papers, please send a 300-word abstract and a short bio note (max. 100 words) to the conference organisers ( by 16 April 2023. For pre-formed panels of three twenty-minute papers, please include the panel title, the title and abstract of each paper, and a brief bio note for each presenter.

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