Including theoretical and artwork presentations the conference "Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2018" continues to focus: a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality - as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, b) in the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.
science and culture
PAMLA 2018 Special Session
Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene
Proposals are invited for a Special Session of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2018, which will meet November 9-11, 2018, in Bellingham, Washington. The conference theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages.
This panel invites speakers to consider the role of the humanities (and the “actors” within various academic disciplines) in anthropogenic contexts and possible climate futures. In what ways might we translate, mediate and act out environmental issues for our readers, colleagues, students, institutions and public audiences at large?
The LGBTQ Center at Brown University is seeking creative and scholarly submissions for the inaugural issue of the graduate journal Undone: A Legacy of Queer (Re)imaginings. In conjunction with the Center’s 2017-2018 Queer Legacy Series, the first issue, “Queering Across Borders,” takes up queer narratives and methods, particularly as they relate to the border, as it might be variously interpreted, and its crossing.
Catherine Malabou opens Before Tomorrow (2014) with a striking yet seemingly simple question: ‘Why has the question of time lost its status as the leading question of philosophy?’ At one time, once upon a time, time led the way to the meaning of being, so why has no one ‘taken up the problem by trying to develop afresh a decisive concept of temporality?’ And, more, why does no one even ask this question anymore?
Call for a paper that addresses and compares great ape intelligence and social behavior. Specifically, we’d be interested, in line with the aims and scope of the journal, for a paper that looks at, among great apes, what has been traditionally considered human-unique traits and characteristics like moral behavior. Therefore, emphasis could be placed, comparatively speaking even among the great apes, on the similarities and differences in helping, aggression, and intelligence among orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos. In this regard, one could discuss recent findings in the context of great ape personhood. In turn, the paper could dovetail into a discussion about great apes in captivity, habitat loss, and animal rights.
Call for Papers: The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH), 1 (2018)
The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH) seeks essays that investigate how the humanities would deal with the future and the possible issues that could arise. JFH is a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal that collects and publishes various interdisciplinary work that focuses on the study of the future in relation to the humanities.
Inhabiting immersive territories: neuroscientific and ecological perspectives on literature, videogames and the arts in the Anthropocene
Institut du monde Anglophone
Sorbonne Nouvelle University
5, rue de l’École de médecine 75006 Paris
June 22-23, 2018
In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid monsters. Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 20, 2018 to Crystal O’Leary-Davidson at Middle Georgia State University email@example.com .
Digital Stories: Narratives and Aesthetics in Post-network Media
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, TFTV
University of York
Symposium, 21st June, 2018