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El Camino de Santiago: Pilgrimage in Contemporary Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 8:02am
Tiffany Gagliardi Trotman / University of Otago
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

World religions have long held pilgrimage as an important journey of the faithful. Today, however, there is an increasing number of non-religious, secular or spiritual pilgrims undertaking these journeys. The nearly 800 km-long Camino de Santiago is a popular destination for secular pilgrims travelling through France and across Northern Spain. Established as one of three principal Christian pilgrimage routes over 1,200 years ago, the Camino is experiencing increasing visitor numbers with over 300,000 undertaking the journey each year.

Feeding Cultural Fear: Essays on Films During a Time of Transition: 1998-2020

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 8:05am
Ashley Carranza/College of Southern Nevada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Call for Essays: Feeding Cultural Fear: Essays on Films During a Time of Transition, 1998-2020

 

I am looking for proposals for chapters for an academic book that aims to examine the manifestation of collective societal fears in film.This collection will cover films specifically from the time period of 1998-2020. This collection is under contract with McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers and will be released in 2020.

Glitches and Ghosts - An Interdisciplinary Conference - 17th April

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 11:20am
Lancaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Glitches are moments of disruption; they represent the exposure of technical process, moving away from the binaries of input and output to consider what comes in-between. The growing ubiquity of interconnected systems prompts a desire to understand such intangible networks around the user, an attempt to try and engage with these digital phenomena as alternate forms of ‘presence’ that cannot help but recourse to anthropocentric terms – virus, cloud, render ghost. The frequent ethereality of such language attempts to visualise, embody, and comprehend the profusion of technical systems that we share the atmosphere with, their very terming gesturing to their spectral protrusion into, ostensibly, ‘our’ reality.

CFP: Epistemologies and Graphic Narratives: Making and Communicating Knowledge in Hybrid Forms

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 12:27pm
ICLA Research Committee on Comics Studies and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 4, 2019

The history of hybrid forms, defined as textual and visual products that combine and integrate multiple types of symbolic elements, extends back to ancient times. Our current category of graphic narrative, as constructed in the Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée, Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, and Thierry Groenstein’s Système de la Bande Dessinée, participates in that history, gaining importance and traction in society and the academy in the current century. This workshop is intended to examine the history, function, and significance of graphic narratives, specifically in making and communicating various forms of knowledge—personal, scientific, historic, cultural, and textual—in a broader context of hybridity.

Gothic Feminism 3: Technology, Women and Gothic-Horror On-Screen

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:40am
Dr Tamar Jeffers McDonald, University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

 

Gothic Feminism presents:

 

Technology, Women, and Gothic-Horror On-Screen 

2 – 3 May 2019

University of Kent

 

Keynote speaker: Dr Lisa Purse (University of Reading)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Mythcon 50

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:36am
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 26, 2019

Call For Papers: Mythcon 50,

San Diego, California,

August 2-5, 2019

 

Join us as The Mythopoeic Society celebrates the last of our three fiftieth anniversaries:

our 50th Annual Mythopoeic Conference!

 Looking Back, Moving Forward

 

Technology Embodied – Body Modification, Synthetics, and the Posthuman in SF Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 1:30pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

 

As technological development continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, humanity finds itself more and more integrated with, and oftentimes dependent on, technological amplifications, interventions, and solutions. As such technology becomes commonplace, blurring the boundaries between organic and synthetic life, we might ask ourselves, will we someday reach a point where being “human” ceases to mean anything?

Queer SF: Beyond the Heteronormative Paradigm

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 1:31pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

Rebel? Prophet? Relic? Perspectives on George Orwell in 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:35am
Sarah Gibbs / University College London (UCL)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

Rebel? Prophet? Relic?

Perspectives on George Orwell in 2019

 

University College London (UCL)

24-25 May 2019

 

John Rodden closes the preface to his 1989 book, The Politics of Literary Reputation: The Making and Claiming of ‘St. George’ Orwell with the assertion:

                       

Orwell poses unusual, and valuable, difficulties by virtue of the complex, highly personal response to him by readers; and he offers unusual, if complicated, opportunities by his politicized reception and the diversity of his audiences. The rare and auspicious fact is that Orwell has been both an extraordinarily popular serious writer and a critically acclaimed one. (xiii)

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