The Stephen Graham Jones Society is seeking contributors for an inaugural American Literature Association panel for the 2019 meeting comprised of established scholar's who have publication experience with recent or ongoing scholarship or teaching related to Jones' ever-expanding body of texts. Proposals that examine literary, philosophical, cultural, or historical aspects of Jones' fiction are especially welcomed. Please submit abstracts of 200-250 words, along with information on relevant publications and/or pedagogies to Billy J.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an academic journal, invites original and unpublished research papers from scholars on the following:
Engaging Fictions: Aesthetic Orientations and Reception of Novel
Call For Papers:
Bad Romance: The Ethics of Love, Sex, and Desire
An interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Harvard
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Nancy Bauer (Tufts)
Panel Respondents: Moira Weigel, Robert Reid-Pharr, and others (TBD)
Intersectional Automations: Robotics, AI, Algorithms, and Equity
Edited Collection (Abstracts Due 1 April 2019)
This collection will explore a range of situations where robotics, biotechnological enhancement, artificial intelligence (AI), and algorithmic culture collide with intersectional social justice issues, such as race, class, gender, sexuality, ability and citizenship.
The sixth Sharing Cultures conference examines all aspects of Intangible Cultural Heritage within the definitions provided by the 2013 UNESCO Declaration.This iteration of the conference will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 11-14 June 2019. Papers and panels are invited covering the whole gamut of ICH-related topics and there will be a special chapter on Monetising ICH - tourism and business. Proceedings are published. The approach is interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches and discussions, case studies and accounts of on-going projects are welcome. Edinburgh was the first UNESCO City of Literature and its Old and New Towns are UNESCO World Heritage sites. For further details see:
Much attention has been given to recent American studies showing a dramatic increase in the numbers of those who distance themselves from religious affiliation. Here in Quebec, it is approximately 50 years since the Quiet Revolution, a political movement that wrested control over health and education from the Catholic Church to a secular government. Today in Montreal, fewer than 4% of the population regularly attends mass, a trend that echoes the situation in Europe (1).
Call for Chapter Proposals: Teaching Literature in the Online Classroom
Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies (published online by the Open Library of Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London) seeks reviews of recent publications, including autobiographies, memoirs, letters, and so on. We don't accept reviews of critical or cultural theory. Word length: 1000-1500 words. Citation style: Chicago, 16th edition (author/date). Deadline for submission: April 5th, 2019. Please contact the Reviews Editor, Robert Ward, with short proposals and questions (Robert_P_Ward@brown.edu).
HONG KONG STUDIES—Issue 4 (Fall 2019) Call for Papers—General Research Articles The first bilingual and interdisciplinary academic journal on Hong Kong, Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press), is now accepting general research articles on Hong Kong for Issue 4 (scheduled for publication in Fall 2019). We welcome papers from multiple fields in the humanities and the social sciences, including but not limited to literature, linguistics, cultural studies, philosophy, sociology, politics, history, education, and gender studies. We also encourage intersectional and cross-disciplinary dialogues on Hong Kong affairs.Research articles in English should be no longer than 6,000 words (including footnotes but excluding references).
While the word “community” is more often than not suffused with a benevolent glow, connoting the virtues purportedly associated with groups of people—shared values and heritage, constancy and solidarity—“neighbourhood” is a term that has a more ambiguous, even troublesome, valency. Neighbourhoods, depending on one’s point of view, can be good or bad, welcoming or hostile, safe or dangerous, dull or vibrant. They can also, in both their physical and figurative senses, change over time, beset by vagaries, be they sociological, geographical, political, moral or even psychological..These changes can be existential—neighbourhoods come and go, they die out or are subsumed into larger ones, or are supplanted by newer geographical collectivities.