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Poetry and Pain (NeMLA 2025)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:57pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference - Philadelphia, March 6-9, 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

The "Poetry and Pain" panel at the NeMLA Conference in spring 2025 will address how pain is felt, articulated, negotiated, alleviated, withstood, or appreciated through poetry and poetics. Elaine Scarry’s formative work, The Body in Pain (1985), describes physical suffering as an inexpressible, singular force that establishes an interpretive void between sufferer and witness. More recently, scholars of disability studies such as Margaret Price have retheorized pain as shared, structural, creative, or even desirable. This session aims to explore the many ways in which poetry thus contends with pain. Does poetry’s speaker/reader construction mimic or alter the sufferer/witness divide?

Fictions of the Pandemic: Extended Deadline

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:56pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Special Issue Call for Papers: Fictions of the Pandemic

Guest Editors: Roanne Kantor (Stanford) and Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan (Rice) Extended Deadline for Submissions: 1 August 2024

Genres of the (Post)Human: Representing Evolution in Science/Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:56pm
MacKenzie Patterson Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

This panel is being organized as part of NeMLA 2025, centered around the theme of (R)Evolution.

Description:

In dialogue with theorists of (post)humanism, this panel seeks to examine how science fiction has historically been used to bolster erroneous and destructive "scientific" discourses, such as social Darwinism, and, conversely, how science fiction has been used toward revolutionary ends to imagine alternative formations of (post)humanity that defy socially constructed taxonomies and hierarchies.

Abstract: 

ICMS 2025: Science and Magic in Lawman and in the Brut Tradition (9/25; 5-8-10)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:51pm
Society for International Brut Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

This session engages recent scholarship on magic and science (or natural philosophy) in the Brut, as well as in the wider Brut tradition, including work on astronomy and on the Merlinian prophecies.   As evidence points to Lawman's participation in the intellectual, philosophical, and theological currents of late twelfth/early thirteenth-century England, the session invites proposals on topics related to science and magic--broadly conceived--in Lawman and in analogous Brut texts.  The session allows for a wide range of potential topics, including prophecy, demonology, astronomy, medicine, alchemy, the bestiary, dream theory, the miraculous, Welsh magical traditions, and other references to the natural and preternatural worlds.  Inclusion of other texts in

Towards the History of a Heterodox Tradition in Analytic Philosophy: Transformative, Humanistic, Conversational

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:46pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

CONFERENCE - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Towards the History of a Heterodox Tradition in Analytic Philosophy:

Transformative, Humanistic, Conversational

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, March 20th – 21st , 2025

 

                                                          

Keynote Speakers:

Adrian William Moore (University of Oxford)

Naoko Saito (University of Kyoto)

 

Organizers:

Epic, History, and Philosophy in the Renaissance

updated: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 4:02pm
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Several prominent accounts of the end of epic attribute its demise to modernity. A society riven by contradictions cannot make epic poems. The incoherence of modernity baffles the grand aspirations of epic to tell the “tale of the tribe,” to compass an entire world and way of life in a single grand vision. That is one story of the end of epic in Western literature. The rise of natural philosophy, the disenchantment of the world and banishment of God to the gaps left by naturalistic accounts broke up the enchanted world that created epics, leaving in its wake elegiac mourning for the totality epic represented.

H. G. Wells and the Anthropocene: Time, Earth, and Us

updated: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - 5:42am
H. G. Wells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 10, 2024

The H. G. Wells Society Annual Conference

H. G. Wells and the Anthropocene: Time, Earth, and Us

Saturday 21 September 2024 (hybrid: online and at The Art Workers’ Guild, London, UK)

Keynote speaker: Dr David Shackleton, author of British Modernism and the Anthropocene: Experiments with Time, University of Cardiff.

Acta Ludologica (Vol. 7, No. 2, 2024) - EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - 5:13am
Acta Ludologica
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Acta Ludologica (ISSN 2585-8599, e-ISSN 2585-9218) is a double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal published twice a year in both online and print versions. It focuses on the comprehensive discourse of games and digital games, including theoretical and empirical studies, research results, and their implementation into practice, as well as professional publication reviews and scientific reviews of digital games.

Acta Ludologica is inviting manuscripts for Vol. 7, No. 2, scheduled to be published in December 2024. The deadline for submissions has been extended to July 31, 2024.

Multi-ConTEXT: Interdisciplinary Conference (deadline extended)

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Monday, July 1, 2024 - 3:17pm
Chungbuk National University, Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Multi-ConTEXT: Interdisciplinary Conference

 

Institute for Humanities Research 

& BK21 Multi-ConTEXT Team

Department of English Language and Literature

Chungbuk National University

Cheongju, The Republic of Korea

October 11~12, 2024

 

Proposal deadline: July 15, 2024 (extended)

 

Keynote Speakers:

Dennis Yi Tenen (Columbia University)

“I canna’ change the laws of physics”: Depictions of Science in Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 12:14am
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

“I canna’ change the laws of physics”: Depictions of Science in Popular Culture

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is back with a free virtual symposium exploring science in popular culture. To be held online on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th of October 2024.

Posthuman Fictions: Rethinking ‘the Human’ in Contemporary Culture

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:10pm
Università di Genova
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 7, 2024

Posthuman Fictions: Rethinking ‘the Human’ in Contemporary Culture

19-20 September 2024

Deadline for submissions: an abstract of 200 to 250 words should be sent by 7 July 2024.

Conference venue: Scuola di Scienze Umanistiche, Università di Genova, Italy

 

CULTURE AND DIALOGUE JOURNAL: PHILOSOPHY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:09pm
Culture and Dialogue
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

Culture and Dialogue provides a forum for researchers from philosophy as well as other disciplines who study cultural formations dialogically, through comparative analysis, or within the tradition of hermeneutics. The journal publishes one volume of two issues each year. One issue welcomes manuscripts that consider the broad theme of “culture and dialogue” in all its forms, from all perspectives, and through all methods. The other issue is thematic and seeks to bring manuscripts together with a common denominator such as “Philosophy and the Dialogue,” “Art in Conversation,” “Comparing Cultures,” or “Dialogical Ethics.” The theme of the thematic issue is announced through dedicated calls for papers.


 

Reproduction and Speculative Cultures Conference, University of Lancaster

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:00pm
Anna McFarlane, University of Lancaster
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 9, 2024

Supported by the Wellcome Trust-funded Future of Human Reproduction Project

In-Person: Thursday 24th October 2024

Online: Monday 28th October 2024

Keynote: Heather Latimer, University of British Columbia

This conference takes place over two days: one day in-person at the University of Lancaster, and one day online. This is to maximize accessibility and international engagement.

Werner Herzog, Film Director: A Multidisciplinary Collection

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 1:52pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

CFP: Werner Herzog, Film Director:

A Multidisciplinary Collection

Proposals due September 30, 2024

OVERVIEW:

The Nuclear Age, Redux: Forms and Modes of Environmental Change Change in Transnational North American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 4:44am
Lena Pfeifer (University of Würzburg), Annika Schadewaldt (Leipzig University)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in the nuclear – as both material reality and cultural phenomenon. On the one hand, the war in Ukraine has evoked memories of the previous nuclear disasters and stoked fears of a continued Cold War. On the other hand, politicians and economists are debating nuclear technology as a sustainable alternative to carbon-intense and fossil-based forms of energy. At the same time, popular texts such as the Oscar-winning movie Oppenheimer (2023) or the miniseries Chernobyl (2019) indicate a renewed fascination with both nuclear capabilities and post-apocalyptic scenarios. Have we entered a new nuclear age, or have we never truly been post-nuclear?

FINAL CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - Apocalyptic Ecolinguistics: Language, Landscape, and Ecoanxiety in the Age of Climate Crisis

updated: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 9:15am
Editors: Emil Tangham Hazelhurst & Declan Lloyd, Lancaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Apocalyptic Ecolinguistics: Language, Landscape, and Ecoanxiety in the Age of Climate Crisis

(For submission to Bloomsbury’s “Advances in Ecolinguistics” series: see https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/series/bloomsbury-advances-in-ecolinguistics/ )

Superheroes and Disability on Screen: Intersectional Perspectives on Super-Bodies and Super-Identities as Politicized Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:38pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology and Katie Ellis, Curtin University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

The editors of the volume are calling for chapter abstracts for a volume focused on the representation of disability in superhero film and media, with a particular focus on intersectional discourses of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, power, and beyond. The volume will provide perspectives on the growing field of superheroes and disability by placing a specific focus on screen representations. As such, the collections will engage with critical debates over super-identities and super-bodies as politicized spaces in the 21st centuries. 

The Cybernetic-Psychedelic Returns Across Aesthetic Fields

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 10:38am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

The Cybernetic-Psychedelic Returns Across Aesthetic Fields

Special Editor: Thomas Mical [Esoteric Library of the Kangra Valley (Indian Himalayas), New Centre for Research and Practice (US)]

The Polish Journal of Aesthetics - Volume 73 (2/2024)

Submission deadline: June 30, 2024

FRAME 38.1 "Page to Planet"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 11:31am
FRAME Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2024

One of the primary challenges in confronting the climate crisis is effectively representing its magnitude and impact on both the environment and humanity. The quest for a sustainable future cannot be fulfilled without the capacity of imagining one. As Timothy Clark argues in his work on scale framing (Ecocriticism on the Edge, 2015), the act of imagining requires placing concepts within specific temporal and contextual frameworks. Envisioning the complex effects and mechanisms of climate change necessitates grappling with unprecedented and expansive scales. Environmental fiction has emerged as a literary field that attempts to capture these scales and their interplays.

RSA 2025 Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Sessions CFP

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:02pm
The International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 29, 2024

The Margaret Cavendish Society will sponsor two or more sessions (panels or roundtables) at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. The RSA conference in 2025 will be held jointly with the Shakespeare Assocation of America. 

International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media Vol. 8 2024 cfp

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 6:11pm
International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

The International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media has extended the deadline for submission of papers to be considered for its 2024 issue, vol. 8. Full paper submissions are due June 16. 

As late Spring often allows for clearer and more focused work, the editors are once again inviting submissions in a broad spectrum of themes related to visual and sonic media studies. Check the call for papers for further information at https://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/stereo/announcement/view/200

 

Afrofuturism, Special Issue of Studies in American Culture

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 6:02pm
Studies in American Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024

As an aesthetic and cultural movement, Afrofuturism began with Mark Derry’s 1993 essay, “Black to the Future.” Derry poses a difficult question: “Can a community whose past has been deliberately rubbed out, and whose energies have subsequently been consumed by the search for legible traces of its history, imagine possible futures?” The clear answer is a resounding, “YES!” Not only can Black folk imagine possible futures, but they can also write, paint, and sculpt them into being. In this special issue we invite contributors to explore what these possible futures look like. How do Afrofuturist artists reimagine a world where Black folks can be/are free? What is the cost of such freedom? 

 

[2nd CfP] Contested & Erased Energy Knowledges

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 6:01pm
Dr. Joel White, University of Dundee
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

Call for Papers

Contested & Erased Energy Knowledges  

A Trans-Disciplinary Conference 

31 Oct – 2 Nov 2024

University of Dundee & University of Edinburgh 

Edinburgh, Scotland 

 

Mapping Technologies, Making Worlds: Facing and Interfacing Challenges (Annual RINGS Conference, 24-26 October 2024)

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2024 - 5:06am
Centre for Gender, Culture and Social Processes, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

With the advent of capitalism, always gendered and racialised, as a mode of production, profound changes have taken place in the ways in which various societies, human relations and ecosystems have evolved (Moore, 2016, Kaplan 2009). Technological development has always been integral to the directions and configurations of capitalism, as it has evolved over the last three centuries. Further, the globalisation of capitalism, with the imperialist phase of European expansionism, followed by US-American expansionism as well as later, in the emergence of Chinese state capitalism, has brought technology to the front and centre of social, economic and political relations at every level (Lewis, 2022).

Lonergan on the Edge Graduate Student Conference 2024

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:28pm
Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Lonergan, Human Dignity & Culture - Lonergan on the Edge Graduate Student Conference 2024

at Marquette University, held Friday September 13th and Saturday September 14th, 2024 in Milwaukee, WI

Call for Papers:

Margaret Cavendish Society Conference: FAME "Absence and Death are Much Alike"

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:27pm
International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Call for Papers

 

The International Margaret Cavendish Society biannual conference will be held on the 12th and 13th of December, 2024, at Universidad de Sevilla (Spain).

 

FAME: “Absence and Death are much alike”

Fame is a report that travells far, and Many times lives long, and The older it groweth, The more it florishes, and is The more particularly a mans own…

The Worlds Olio (1655)

[W]ho knows but after my honourable burial, I might have a glorious resurrection in following ages, since time brings strange and unusual things to passe.

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