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Diseases in Digital Games. Theories, Topics, Analyses.

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:48am
Arno Görgen / Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland; Stefan Heinrich Simond / Philipps University Marburg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

„There are no healthy people left in the world“ – This profane announcement appears in Plague Inc. (Ndemic Creations 2012), a digital disease[1] simulator. It proudly proclaims that the pathogen, which was raised to deadly infectiousness and efficiency by the player, has now conquered the world and thus irreversibly driven human civilization to the brink of its existence. The disease as the destroyer of worlds in Plague Inc.

Undergraduate Writing Programs in Liberal Arts Colleges

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:45am
College of Charleston
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 8, 2018

Dear colleagues,

Heather Lang and I are reaching out to writing studies faculty at liberal arts colleges to form a possible roundtable for the Association of Rhetoric and Writing Studies 2018 Annual Conference. The goal of this roundtable is to better represent the status of rhetoric and writing at the undergraduate level (beyond the first year) at liberal arts colleges.

Below you will find a draft of our proposal. We are asking for interested participants to send in 50-word summaries of your contributions by June 8th. That will give us a week to collaborate with participants and finalize the proposal before the June 15th deadline.

Televising Fat: Special Issue of Fat Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:43am
Daniel Farr
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CFP – Special Issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on

                “Fat on the Small Screen: Televising Fat,” edited by Daniel Farr

Dfarr4@kennesaw.edu

Proposal deadline: July 10, 2018

Manuscript invitations: July 20, 2018

Manuscript deadline: November 2, 2018

 

Politics of Boredom Workshop

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:38am
University of Amsterdam, Literary and Cultural Analysis Department
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Workshop

 Politics of Boredom


20-21 September 2018

University of Amsterdam

Organized by Aylin Kuryel, Adam Gisborne, Helen Weeres

Call for Papers

Confirmed keynote speakers

Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam)

Michael E. Gardiner (University of Western Ontario)

 

ALTA 41: Translation, Sexuality and Power

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:36am
Lubna Abdul-Hadi, Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This panel is organized around the notion of how sexuality could be reimagined through translation. More closely, it tries to look at the transformative potential of translation and language in deconstructing and constructing bodies and sexuality, in particular how the engagement of translating past sexualities could shape our present understanding in reorganizing sexual identities and the conditions of being. Papers that examine the intersection of sexuality, identity, language and power are welcome. Abstract and 50-word bio by May 30. 

Mapping Meaning, The Journal. Issue 2: Design Determines the Impact of Change

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:32am
Mapping Meaning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Website: http://www.mappingmeaning.org/journal

Mapping Meaning brings together artists, scientists and scholars to explore new modes of acting in the face of social and ecological crises. Inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew, Mapping Meaning supports the creative work and scholarship of those working at edges and ecotones, who are pushing against traditional disciplinary boundaries. Since 2010 this multi-generational collective has been gathering together around experimental knowledge practices.

Prophecy and Future-telling in Tolkien and Related Authors

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:26am
Tolkien Studies / Tarot & Other Methods of Divination, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Prophecy and Future-telling in Tolkien and Related Authors

 

Call for Papers

Tolkien Studies / Tarot & Other Methods of Divination

at the

Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference

http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/

Washington, DC, 17-20 April 2019

 

CFP: Tolkien Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:26am
Tolkien Studies, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CFP: Tolkien Studies

2019 Popular Cultural Association National Conference

Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2018

 

Second International Conference "Science in culture"

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:15am
University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Before social welfare could exist, it needed to be imagined.

The epoch when the full establishment of the concept of the welfare state in the U.K. and other European countries occurred, 1890-1948, indeed coincides with the phenomenon of European Modernism, conceived here not just as an aesthetic, but as a socio-political phenomenon of visionary reform. The dazzling achievements of the 1890s-1940s interms of modernist arts have been minutely charted over the past decades, and the modernist context superbly brought to life. While much has been made of the interactions between Modernism / suffrage or Modernism / war, however, another epoch-making social revolution was underway, whose correlation with the arts remains more tenuous.

Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family: A Gentle Horror

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:13am
Miranda Corcoran & Steve Gronert Ellerhoff
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 6, 2018

In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.

MAPACA Medieval and Renaissance, Baltimore November 8-10

updated: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 9:59am
Mid Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

MAPACA 2018

Baltimore, MD

November 8-10, 2018

 

Beowulf to Shakespeare

 

The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:

-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare

-Modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer

Silence, Sound, Rhythm, and Performance

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:55am
Southern Humanities Council Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Silence, Sound, Rhythm, and Performance

Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville, January 24-27, 2019

 

Shakespeare and 'Accentism'

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:52am
Adele Lee
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Call For Contributions: Shakespeare and Accentism

Editor: Adele Lee (Emerson College, USA)

Publisher: Routledge

 This collection explores the aural distinctions and consequences of ‘accentism’ in Shakespeare across languages and cultures, past and present. The objectives are:

Edited book on Narratives of Erausre

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:50am
University of Gafsa
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Call for articles/chapters on the concept of “Erasure” (Edited Book)

Essays on Transmedia Storytelling, Tabletop Role-Playing, and Fandom

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:47am
Jennifer Grouling & Stephanie Hedge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Essays on Transmedia Storytelling, Tabletop Role-Playing, and Fandom

This edited collection will be a part of McFarland & Company, Inc.’s Studies in Gaming series. It will be peer reviewed.

Siri, Who Am I?

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:38am
April Durham, PhD, Legende Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The fool's journey has been characterized as one that opens the seeker to the "infinite but self-disclosing mystery" of the soul (Wolf-Salin 2005). Current social discourse propelling discussions and enactments of gender fluidity and feminine empowerment coupled with the ubiquitous, problematic, and potential-filled documentation of the self on social media forms a situation where the most private of enterprises (interior discovery) is rendered a perpetual public act, surveilled, critiqued, and disseminated potentially by the entire world.

CFP: InVisible Culture, "Poetics of Play" Issue 30

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:32am
InVisible Culture, University of Rochester
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Issue 30: “Poetics of Play”

For its thirtieth issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the poetics and politics of video games.

Sport­ / Spectacle: Performing, Labouring, Circulating Bodies Across Sport, Theatre, Dance, and Live Art

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:29am
Broderick Chow / Brunel University London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 2, 2018

Sport­ / Spectacle: Performing, Labouring, Circulating Bodies Across Sport, Theatre, Dance, and Live Art

 

14-15 September, Kings College London, Strand Campus

Day 1, Keynote and Screening with Jennifer Doyle, 14 September, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Nash Lecture Theatre

Day 2, Papers, Workshops, and Performances, 15 September, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Anatomy Museum. Reception to follow. 

 

Edited Collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:26am
Dr Michelle Smith and Dr Kristine Moruzi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction

CFP: Edited Collection on Eliza Rachel Félix

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:24am
Nevena Stojanovic, West Virginia University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED (New Deadline: September 1, 2018)

I need four more proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theater, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute the proposals. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

--Rachel as a Jewish actress

--Rachel as a tragedienne

--Rachel’s roles

--Rachel’s impact on the French theater

--Rachel’s influence on nineteenth-century actresses

--Rachel as a symbol of resistance and revolution

--Rachel as a national and international celebrity

--Rachel’s private and public lives

Bridging Academic Courses with the Real World through Community-Based Learning

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:15am
Special Issue of "Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Impact: the Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, is currently soliciting pieces for a special issue on community-based learning and service learning, slated to appear in the summer of 2019. Submissions across all academic disciplines are welcome on topics related to community-based learning and service learning. For example, what does a successful community-based learning assignment in your discipline look like? What are the different ways to assess students’ learning experiences in community-based learning assignments? How can we build effective partnerships with community organizations?

 

W.E.B. DuBois and Liberal Education

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:13am
John-Paul Spiro/Villanova Center for Liberal Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Villanova Center for Liberal Education (VCLE) at Villanova University is sponsoring a one-day conference on W. E. B. DuBois and Liberal Education. We have chosen to celebrate the work of W. E. B. DuBois because he is the exemplary interdisciplinary, engaged scholar, not merely a practitioner of the liberal arts but also an ardent defender of them. His writings encompassed and bridged philosophy, sociology, literature, political science, history, music, economics, Africana Studies, and cultural studies. He was also a journalist, editor, organizer, and political activist. 2018 is the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Lives and Afterlives: Call for Papers and Panels

updated: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:53am
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 26, 2018

The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium also invites proposals for individual papers engaging with any aspect of our 2019 theme, Lives and Afterlives. Possibilities might include the theologies of heaven, medieval ecologies, everyday life in the Middle Ages, the production of reliquaries, ordering of public space, and popular medievalism. Papers should be twenty minutes in length, and commentary is traditionally provided for each paper presented. We invite papers from all disciplines, and encourage contributions from medievalists working on any geographic area. A seminar will also seek contributions; please look for its separate CFP soon. Participants in the Colloquium are generally limited to holders of a Ph.D.

Lives and Afterlives: Call for Sub-themes

updated: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:53am
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 27, 2018

The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites proposals for panel themes engaging with the lives and afterlives of medieval cultures for its 2019 meeting. These sub-themes address a particular aspect of our general theme, and could be the basis for either one or two panels. As a rule of thumb, panel themes should be broad enough to encourage numerous applicants, and interdisciplinary proposals are particularly encouraged. Possibilities might include the theologies of heaven, medieval ecologies, everyday life in the Middle Ages, the production of reliquaries, ordering of public space, and popular medievalism.

[Deadline extension] CEA at SAMLA: Fighters from the Margins

updated: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:20pm
Lynne Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

The College English Association solicits abstracts from its members on the special focus of the 90th SAMLA conference from November 2-4 in Birmingham: “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.” Presenters are invited to share their liberation pedagogy, including assignments or strategies that encourage activism, or to consider ways in which literature, film, and culture augment or inform socio-political movements and promote social justice.

More information on the conference may be found at https://samla.memberclicks.net/.

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