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CFP, NEMLA Spaces of Hope and Desperation in Science Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Elif Sendur/ Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

If we reflect on Vivian Sobchak’s premise of science fiction’s role of reconciling humans with the unknown along with cyborg spaces of Haraway, we can easily perceive that today one of speculative/science fiction’s roles is imagining what is happening and what may happen to help us come to terms with a dreaded present and unstable future. Amidst the very real and imminent threats of environmental disasters, rise of nationalism and racism and an expanding precarity, it should not be a surprise to see the fast increase in the sales of Orwell’s 1984, re-makes of Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell or appearance of SF works where strangers, aliens, and others are rethought and replaced in our topological frameworks.

Landscape in Gerard Manley Hopkins

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:41pm
Jude V. Nixon, Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

For the NeMLA 49th Annual Convention, April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, this session is seeking proposals exploring new approaches to Hopkins’s poetry consistent with the theme of NeMLA 2018, Global Spaces, Local Landscapes, and Imagined Worlds. Papers should explore poems and other writings by Hopkins that engage the apocalyptic, imagined worlds, urban and rural landscapes (seascapes and skyscapes), including but not limited to topics such as nature and naturalism, natural theology, the environment, sustainability, science, and Darwinism. Please submit your proposal on NeMLA site @ http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

CFP: Suvin Today? A Roundtable Discussion (SUS 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:53pm
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 8, 2017

CFP: Suvin Today?

A Roundtable Discussion

The Society for Utopian Studies (November 9-12, 2017 in Memphis, TN)

Proposal Deadline: July 8, 2017

Co-Organizers: Gerry Canavan and Hugh O’Connell 

CFP Frankenstein Papers(6/1/17; NEPCA Amherst, MA 10/27-28/17)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

CFP Frankenstein Papers(6/1/17; NEPCA Amherst, MA 10/27-28/17)

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
FRANKENSTEIN: FRIEND OR FOE?
FOCUSED SESSIONS OF THE
FANTASTIC (FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA

Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: https://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2017 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
27 and 28 October 2017
Proposals by 1 June 2017

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
cfp.NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

From the Curious to the Quantum: Bodies at the Intersection of Science and Performance

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:27am
American Society for Theatre Research, November 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Title: From the Curious to the Quantum: Bodies at the Intersection of Science and Performance

American Society for Theatre Research conference
Atlanta, GA
November 16-19, 2017

Session Co-Conveners:
Vivian Appler, College of Charleston

Meredith Conti, University at Buffalo – SUNY
 

Description:

DREAM AND REALITY

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am
Acta Iassyensia Comparationis No. 20 (2/2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2017

The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis,a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 20 (2/2017), devoted to the VIS ŞI REALITATE  / DREAM AND REALITY / RÊVE ET RÉALITÉtopic. By the choice of this theme, we intend to bring together, in one volume, approaches to the different (and yet related) genres and subgenres of fantastic literature, science-fiction and imaginary ethnography.

APOCALYPTIC TELEVISION

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:31am
Michael G. Cornelius and Sherry Ginn
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: APOCALYPTIC TELEVISION

The High and the Low of Walker Percy's Art

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Karey Perkins, SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Percy's practice and thoughts on art - and the human experience - range from high to low, from immanence to transcendence.   Was Percy's philosophy an abstracted high art and his fiction, a low art, for conveying the same message, but in the humble context of physical life?  Percy's first novel, The Moviegoer, talked of the low art of movies (as they were considered during his time) as escape, but also serving a higher purpose of self-realization.  He writes of the movie magazine as the "low slick."   But the Moviegoer ends with the high art of the church, a conduit for the divine.   Percy wrote of the orbit and re-entry of the artist, going from high to low.

The Healthy Body

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
International Interface
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Healthy Body

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017

Conference Dates: August 22 & 23, 2017

Call for Presentations

CFP: Contagion - First Forum USC Graduate Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
USC Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Contagion

USC Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Conference

Los Angeles, CA

October 20th-21st, 2017

 


 

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