Though often understood in ecological terms, the word ‘environment’ can also be viewed more widely as the surroundings and conditions of a specific system—whether they be mechanical, biological, social or chemical. Culture arises from and then informs these systems, becoming itself a further component of environments. Science fictional texts have explored the interactions between culture, environments and bodies on a wide spectrum of scale: from the level of a planetary biosphere or climate system (e.g. terraforming) to a single body or organ (e.g. genetic engineering). This conference will gather Science Fiction researchers, critics, authors and readers together to discuss intersections between cultural and organic systems in all forms of SF media.
Call for Papers
2017 International Conference on English for Specific Purposes
Conference Theme: Perspectives in ESP: Research & Instruction
Organizers: School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Soochow University
Taiwan ESP Association
Co-organizer: Department of English Language and Literature, Soochow University
Conference Dates: November 3-4, 2017
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We are presently seeking submissions of art, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for our sixth issue! We will also consider reviews of non-mainstream books and music. Frankly, if it’s well-written, we want to read it; if it’s visually intriguing, we want to see it.
In the covering e-mail, please include the author or artist’s name, contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), and a brief (2-4 sentence) bio. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.
Deadline for submissions for the next issue is 30 April 2017. (Please feel free to keep sending us wondrous creations beyond that date!)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Performance Studies Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
August 2nd and 3rd, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
Call for Chapters
Ethical Branding: Best Practice Cases and Lessons from the World's Most Ethical and Unethical Companies
Overview of the Book
In a contemporary environment of “truthiness” and fake news, it is more important than ever to review core principles of ethics and to reassess how these principles apply to today’s marketing practices. The proposed book will address best practices in ethical branding, corporate culture, and such topics as truth, integrity, value, and differentiation. Collectively, these cases will provide a comprehensive overview of best practice in ethical branding.
Suggested Topics (not exclusive listing)
Penny Dreadful (2014-2016) has become one of the most critical well-regarded shows of the post-millennial Gothic television revival, drawing explicitly on classic tropes, texts and characters throughout its three-season run. However, despite the show’s critical success and cult following, a substantive academic examination of the show has yet to be undertaken.
In order to encourage the next generation of academics, Gender Forum launched its first annual Early Career Researchers Issue in October 2013. Now every fall will see a special issue that spotlights the work of emerging scholars.
Contributions for the fifth Early Career Researchers Issue can be new academic writing composed specifically for the occasion or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers on all topics pertaining to Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, Masculinity Studies, and/or Queer Theory.
Call for Papers
We are pleased to announce the 7th annual Late Summer Lecture Series CFP. We invite postgraduates and early career researchers to submit abstracts for consideration. The Series gives researchers an opportunity to present their work as an accessible public lecture - open to academic and non-academic audiences alike.
This year’s theme is Change and proposals are welcomed on any focus relating to this topic. We invite proposals from any area of literature including those with an interdisciplinary approach. Proposals linked to County Durham and the North East are particularly encouraged. Lectures from the previous series have included:
Deadline extended to July 1, 2017!
The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its inaugural conference, to be held October 19-22, 2017. The theme is “Sermon: Text and Performance”; the goals of the conference include
Renaissance Border Crossings: Documented and Undocumented
Portland, Oregon, October 19-22, 2017
Plenary speakers: Fran Dolan, Distinguished Professor of English, UC Davis
and Daniel Vitkus, Professor of Literature, UC San Diego