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Special journal issue - Moon Rise

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:56am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first successful manned Moon landing, we invite articles for a special issue, examining how the Moon has been depicted since 1969 in science fiction. As Marjorie Hope Nicolson showed in her classic study of Voyages to the Moon (1948), fantasies of moon flight have been an integral part of world literature since classical times. Since moon flight became a reality, how have these stories changed? From adventure series such as Space 1999 to films such as Duncan Jones’ Moon and novels such as Ian McDonald’s Luna sequence, Earth’s satellite has remained a source of fascination.

Foundation Essay Prize 2019

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:55am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2019).


Science and the Anthropocene, Or Alternative Futures (SLSA panel at ASLE 2019)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:24am
Helena Feder
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018



The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will host a panel at the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, June 26-30 2019 at the University of California Davis ( ). 


Papers on any of the following topics are welcome:


(future) science and alternative futures 

neurobiology and ecological crisis

multispecies communities in the Annthropocene: cross-cultural currents and global vectors

science and the politics of the Anthropocene

sciences of extinction and/or survival

Edited collection: Empirical Ecocriticism

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 5:48am
Wojciech Malecki, Matthew Schneider-Mayerson & Alexa Weik von Mossner
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

Edited Volume: Empirical Ecocriticism


Friday, June 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Kaisa Kaakinen / The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

MORAL MACHINES? THE ETHICS AND POLITICS OF THE DIGITAL WORLD 6–8 March 2019, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland With confirmed keynotes from N. Katherine Hayles (Duke University, USA) and Bernard Stiegler (IRI: Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation at the Centre Pompidou de Paris) As our visible and invisible social reality is getting increasingly digital, the question of the ethical, moral and political consequences of digitalization is ever more pressing. Such issue is too complex to be met only with instinctive digiphilia or digiphobia. No technology is just a tool, all technologies mark their users and environments.

RSA Panel: The Female Body as Text in Renaissance Literature

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Allison Collins, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

As the Renaissance saw a rise in female literacy and texts addressed to women readers, the relationship between gender and genre was foregrounded in debates about the appropriate texts for women to read – or if it was appropriate for women to read at all.  These conversations particularly centered on the genre of romance, simultaneously a genre classed as feminine and a genre deemed morally inappropriate for women to read. While these debates raged outside literary texts, within the texts themselves, we see women reading and women as objects to be read – both by the reader of the text and by other characters within the text. How does the female body serve as a text within a text?

International Conference on Landscape and Cinema

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:24am
Centre for Comparative Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018


International Conference on Landscape and Cinema

December 3 and 4, 2018

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon


Terror On Tour 2018: Anthroposcreams, Desert(ed) Destinations & Wilding Weather...Wish You Were Here

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:21am
Gabriella Calchi Novati
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 9, 2018

Terror On Tour 2018:

Anthroposcreams, Desert(ed) Destinations & Wilding Weather...Wish You Were Here 

Nov. 8, 9, 10, 2018

HEAD-Genève/Geneva School of Art and Design


Confirmed keynote speakers:

Lorenzo Chiesa (GSH – Genoa School of Humanities)

Federico Luisetti (University of St. Gallen)

Michael Marder (University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz)


Science and Spiritualism, 1750-1930

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:03am
Efram Sera-Shriar, Leeds Trinity University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Science and Spiritualism, 1750-1930

The Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies is pleased to announce a two-day conference, to take place at Leeds Trinity University on 30 and 31 May 2019. We are delighted to have Professor Christine Ferguson (University of Stirling), and Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London) as our keynote speakers.

D.D. Home levitates himself in front of witnesses in the home of Ward Cheney in South Manchester, Connecticut on 8 August 1852. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.