Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 11. We are an online journal that focuses on digital art and culture with an eye towards impactful perspectives in the digital age, as well as deconstructing what it means to live in our current political climate. We are looking for critical essays, film, artwork, design, and reviews that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and global networks of power and influence are examining what it means to be American.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
Call for Panelists
2018 Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association – “States of Emergence”
Panel: Emergent Forms of Speculative Media
The organisers of the (Un)Ethical Futures conference (Melbourne, 15–17 December 2017) invite contributions for a special themed issue of Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique and an edited essay collection, provisionally titled (Un)Ethical Futures: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction.
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2018.
This CFP calls for critical essays and creative works that address the intersection of disability studies and ecocriticism, or disability and the environment. In terms of critical essays, we will consider analyses of novels, poetry, comics, dance, art, and movies. We will also consider creative works (including creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction) that center on an exploration of the relationship(s) between disability and the environment.
Victorian Animal Encounters: A one day conference University of Portsmouth UK, 4 May 2018 Keynote speaker: Dr Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway “I went to show my friend Pigott the grave of the illustrious Shelley. Approaching the resting-place of the divine poet in a bright sunlight, the finest black Tom you ever saw discovered at an incredible distance that a catanthropist had entered the cemetery—rushed up at a gallop with his tail at right-angles to his spine—turned over on his back with his four paws in the air, and said in the language of cats: ‘Shelley be hanged! Come and tickle me!’ I stooped and tickled him. We were both profoundly affected.” (Wilkie Collins, letter to his mother, 1866).
Drain invites submissions for its upcoming edition: Ecology of Bad Ideas
Call for Entries
“There is an ecology of bad ideas, just as there is an ecology of weeds, and its characteristic of the system that basic error propagates itself.” – Gregory Bateson, Pathologies of Epistemology, 1971
French version to follow. Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018
Call for Submissions: “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change”
Special Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities
UBC English Graduate Conference
University of British Columbia
May 4-5, 2018
Of bodies changed to other forms I tell;
You Gods, who have yourselves wrought every change,
Inspire my enterprise and lead my lay
In one continuous song from nature’s first
Remote beginnings to our modern times.
- Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book I
To recognize in paranoia a distinctively rigid relation to temporality, at once anticipatory and retroactive, averse above all to surprise, is also to glimpse the lineaments of other possibilities.
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« L’Anthropocène en question : arts, lettres, sciences humaines et naturelles »
12 et 13 avril 2018
Université de Sherbrooke
Dans le cadre de la 16e édition du colloque en littérature canadienne comparée de l’Université de Sherbrooke, sont invité·e·s étudiant·e·s, professeur·e·s et spécialistes des milieux pratiques de tous les horizons disciplinaires à se pencher sur la question anthropocène.
Our panel seeks to make a slight pivot on the opening provocation of this year’s conference theme, “States of Emergence,” that “our sense of crisis must be thought alongside our constant commitment to challenging the calamities that beset us and to producing alternative—indeed better—worlds.” Rather than thinking of our sense of crisis and our commitment to challenging calamities as two things we might put alongside each other, what happens if our commitment to challenging calamities emerges precisely within, even as, our sense of crisis?