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Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time (15-16 March 2019)

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:39pm
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018


Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

15-16 March 2019


Keynote Speakers:

Jimena Canales (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Stephen Kern (The Ohio State University)


The “Beyond the Clock” Symposium brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences for two days of presentations and discussions on what might be called the third generation of temporality studies.  

Renaissance Vegetarianism - Deadline Extended

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:58am
Andrea Crow / Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019 - Toronto

Panel - Renaissance Vegetarianism

The study of early modern food has blossomed in recent years. As scholars have parsed the politics of changing dining practices, the role of recipes in intellectual history, and the growing perception of food ethics as inextricable from social identity, dietary beliefs and habits have begun to be seen as central to early modern studies. One of the most striking dietary trends that spread across Europe in this period, however, remains underexamined: the rise of vegetarianism.

Apocryphal Technologies (special issue)

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:40am
continent: journal of media, art, and philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The journal continent invites submissions for a special issue on the topic of “Apocryphal Technologies.” While the term “technological imaginary” is often used to describe how technologies are invested with utopian aspirations that prevent users from sensing legitimate disappointments, frustrations, or malfunctions, the term “apocryphal technology” refers to technological imaginaries that are more explicitly dubious, suspicious, or fraudulent. It also refers more specifically to technologies that are actually designed, built, and implemented (as opposed to the purely theoretical) and that are openly endorsed by their designers, promoters, and users (as opposed to the obviously impossible).

[REMINDER: deadline for submissions: Nov. 1st] Reading and Writing the World: Perception and Identity in the Era of Climate Change

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 3:48pm
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Reading and Writing the World:  Perception and Identity in the Era of Climate Change

An International Conference organised by EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone) in collaboration with CECILLE (Centre d'Etudes en Civilisations, Langues et Lettres Étrangères)


5-6 April 2019
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France
Site Saint Charles

Keynote speakers:
Thomas Dutoit, Université de Lille 3, France (confirmed)
Bénédicte Meillon, Université de Perpignan UPVD, France (confirmed)

Tolkien's Legendarium and Medieval Cosmology

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:33am
Judy Ann Ford, Texas A&M Univ–Commerce
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

The assumption that science largely ceased to be an area of human endeavor between the Hellenistic period and the age of Galileo has given way to an increasing awareness of the continuity of scientific thinking throughout the medieval period, especially as regards cosmology and astronomy. The notion of a more scientifically aware Middle Ages may seem at odds with the boundaries of medieval thought presented in the paradigms of western medievalism created by authors C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. But the popular image of the Middle Ages they created may be less incompatible with recent work on medieval science than might initially be supposed.

" Victorian Fun, Amusement and Delight," For the Humanities Congress at the University of British Columbia, June 1-7th, 2019

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 3:07am
VSAO-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

From Edward Lear’s owl-and-pussycat elopement, the Queen’s laughable rage in Wonderland, to the visual wit found in illustrations by Phiz and the Punch artists, the Victorian era was no stranger to delight and merry-making. In one sense, the Victorian era was a bastion of prudish puritanical “no nonsense,” of earnest rationalism in its documenting positivism and nascent naturalist sciences. In another sense, this historic moment also saw the flowering of imaginative merriment through the emergence of leisure time for working and bourgeois classes, which inspired a myriad of humorous and nonsense artistic forms to proliferate.

US as Global Colonizer: Reflections from Post-postcolonial Pakistani Literature

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:41am
Syeda Sughra Naqvi, Université de La Rochelle, France/ NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session will explore the rationale of Post-postcolonial revisionism introduced by the US as global colonizer from Post-postcolonial Pakistani Literature while focusing on the post 9/11 social misrepresentations. There are four aspects which highlight the theme of the session (US as Global Colonizer): 1) US hegemony in the form of Revisionism, through social misrepresentations and exploitation 2) The recursivity of nuclear power and American domination that alludes to the evolving “great game” in Afghanistan 3) Welfare of Imperialism: American influence on Paksitan’s internal policies and minority rights in Pakistan, and 4) The relationship between US (neocolonizer) and Pakistan (colonized) in the aftermath of 9/11.

Call For Abstracts: themed issue on Futurities, Science, and Technology for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:44am
Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Call For Abstracts: themed issue on Futurities, Science, and Technology for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society


Edited by Krizia Puig, M.A. ( and Sav Schlauderaff, M.A. ( Deadline for abstracts: July 31, 2018.


Possible title: Techno-Flesh: Body Politics and Future Making


SCMS 2019 Panel— Neural Media: On Neural Networks and New Data Practices

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 1:15pm
Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal (University of California, Davis) and Théo Lepage-Richer (Brown University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 10, 2018

Neural Media: On Neural Networks and New Data Practices

A Proposed Panel for the 2019 conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies

(March 13–17, 2019, Seattle)