What is a diagram? How do maps, charts, plans, DNA sequencing, weather mapping, computer glitches and Internet cartography blur the boundaries between ‘art’ and ‘information’? Drain calls for artworks, thought experiments, essays and reviews that explore how data has been weaved into artworks and in the other direction, artworks into data. How are surveillance, spying, data collection explored by artists? Does Google Earth problematize artists’ relationships with space and mapping? Is there an algorithmic aesthetics? What is at the source of the renewed artistic interest in Cybernetics?
Approaches to Teaching the Work of Edwidge Danticat
Suchismita Banerjee, Marvin E. Hobson, Danny Hoey, and Celucien L. Joseph (editors)
Extended Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 20, 2017**
Making and Collecting
April 7-9, 2017
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Keynote: Bill Brown (University of Chicago)
Lunchtime symposium hosted by Bill Brown and Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia)
Proposed MLA 2018 Special Session: Anthropocene/Andropocene
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its fifth international conference, to be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The conference theme is “Making Strangers: Outsiders, Aliens and Foreigners.”
2nd CFP: Psychoanalysis in Our Time 2017 – Psychoanalysis and the Symptom, Sopot, Poland, 7th-9th April 2017
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Now in its fourth year – and following the great success of sessions in Copenhagen, Sauðárkrókur, Tallinn, Druskininkai, Gdansk and Orivesi – the Psychoanalysis in Our Time research network is delighted to announce the call for papers for our next event, which will take place on the Baltic coast in Sopot, Poland from 7th to 9th April 2017. The topic for this symposium will be “Psychoanalysis and the Symptom”.
Free-Exchange: University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, 10-12 March 2017
Deadline Submission: Extended to January 20th, 2017.
This CFP is for a Modernist Studies Association panel proposal (Amsterdam, August 10-13, 2017).
This panel invites papers on representations of social transformation in the Marvel Universe to be presented at South Central MLA’s 2017 annual convention held October 5-8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Presenters should feel free to propose papers on a wide-range of topics. We are especially interested, however, in papers that explore the representation of trauma and/or violence as a necessary part of socially transformative practices. Proposed papers could consider, for instance, the trauma of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s terrigenesis or how Luke Cage’s body—often riddled with bullets—offers a challenge to the “All Lives Matter” movement.
The Philip Roth Society invites papers for a panel entitled “Other People’s Roths” at the American Literature Association conference in Boston, MA from May 25-28, 2017.
Recent years have seen a growing and sustained interest in the work of Elizabeth Bowen. Her work can be read through a wide variety of literary approaches, and this has led to an expanding body of criticism. No longer thought of as a writer on the margins of Bloomsbury, Bowen rightly occupies a central place in our understanding of both the twentieth century and twentieth-century literature.
The aim of this conference is to continue the re-evaluation of Bowen’s body of work, and we welcome abstracts that will add to our understanding of both the writer and the novels, short stories and other prose she produced.
The Playful Undead and Video Games: Critical Analyses of Zombies and Gameplay. Routledge Advances in Game Studies
The Playful Undead and Video Games
Critical Analyses of Zombies and Gameplay - abstract due date 31/Jan/2017
please see link below for further details
Few places in England are as closely associated with wilderness as the moors and fells north of the River Trent. Yet the iconography of this region occupies a central place in the country’s cultural geography, as attested by the many tourists who tramp across ‘Lakeland’ and ‘Brontë Country’ each year. This conference seeks to interrogate the mythologies of England’s northern uplands and to understand the ideological processes that have allowed its material reproduction, many of its less flattering significations and perhaps some of its political potential to remain hidden.
Call for Editors
Langston Hughes Review Journal
Editorship: To begin August 1, 2017 for a five-year period.
The Langston Hughes Society is accepting proposals for a dynamic, energetic new editor for the Langston Hughes Review. The deadline for receipt of application is February 15, 2017.
CFP: Social Justice & American Literature
We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores American literature through the lens of social justice. The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.