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Special Issue of Wenshan Review: "Affective Perspectives from East Asia," deadline: 15 October 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 4:37am
Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Since the turn of the new millennium, affect studies has emerged as one of the most burgeoning fields within literary and cultural studies, a theoretical trend in the West which we now designate as "the affective turn." Over the years a myriad approaches to affect have appeared one after another, which helped contribute to a discursive heteroglossia in which its scope of influence and visibility proves increasingly vast. Some critics followed in the footsteps of queer theorist Eve Sedgwick's psychological model, a school which had played a key role in the institution of affect studies per se, whereas some insisted upon the an intervention into affect's socio-political implications from the perspectives of cultural criticism or classical psychoanalysis.

In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:33am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

Call for Papers
In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction
Foundation #124 (summer 2016)

Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More's seminal work, Utopia. Although the text has been of importance within Renaissance Studies and political philosophy, it has also occupied a special place within science fiction for helping to popularize the notion of 'the Great Good Place' to which society should strive to perfect. Whether directly or indirectly, More's text has been of huge significance for the utopian strand that runs through much science fiction.

Foundation Essay Prize 2016

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:30am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

We are pleased to announce the return of our essay competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2016).

To be considered for the competition, please submit a 6000 word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor is allowed to be submitted.

IASA 48th Annual Conference:Italian American Values:October 15th-17th, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 9:08pm
Italian American Studies Association

Send Proposals by Email Only to Alan Gravano, President,
Deadline: June 3, 2015

The Italian American Studies Association welcomes proposals for individual presentations and full panels at its 48th annual conference in Washington, D. C. Especially encouraged are scholarly and creative presentations and panels focused on the broad theme of the conference: the nature, history, dynamics, and problematics of an Italian American system of values—current and historical, perceived or imagined, personal or social.

Call for Papers for Edited Collection: Royalty in US Popular Culture: Essays on Understanding the Royal Phenomenon

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:14pm
Drs. Chantelle MacPhee and Abigail Scheg

Call for Papers for Edited Collection: Royalty in US Popular Culture: Essays on Understanding the Royal Phenomenon

In recent days, worldwide focus has been back on the royal family, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they welcomed their second child. For weeks beforehand, individuals who are fans of the royal family camped outside of the hospital, waiting for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess to pronounce the imminent birth of their child. Though this borderline stalking behavior is considered commonplace in American popular culture, it is less so understood or acknowledged by the British Royal Family.

[UPDATE] "Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/10/15

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:30am
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Circum-Caribbean Poetics"
Professor Jana Braziel ( and Nicasio Urbina ( are issuing a "Call for Papers" for a special issue of Cincinnati Romance Review (slated for publication in spring 2016) devoted to the theme of Circum-Caribbean Poetics.
Submissions Due September 10, 2015.
English / Ingles / Anglais

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:04pm
Carleton University

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series has just wrapped up a successful spring lineup featuring four fantastic, well attended lectures. We are now planning a second series for the fall.

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

Irony and Hipster Culture in Literature (proposals due 15 May)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 11:58am

Irony and its mascot, the hipster, demonstrate the complexities of living in a material culture that demands near constant public performance, but this self-styling also provides a shield against the dangers of living in a social media panopticon: The hipster allows one to hide in plain sight, and do so fashionably. This panels hopes to explore various manifestations of irony and hipsterdom, critical self-consciousness and posturing.

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Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 11:14am
Cogent Arts & Humanities OA

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

Cogent Arts & Humanities welcomes submissions to a special collection of articles exploring the evolving field of digital humanities.

Digital technology has forever changed the way humanists conduct research and engage with the world. It is now common for scholars to share research online with an increasingly global audience yet local resources continue to animate and inform so much digital humanities research.