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Contemporary American Fiction in the Age of Innovation

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:02am
Pierre Patoine / Sorbonne Nouvelle
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Call for papers




International conference in Paris · January 24-25, 2020

Universities Sorbonne Nouvelle & Vincennes Saint-Denis



Paul Virilio In Memoriam


“The novel in the embrace of new technologies will be the novel that writes itself.”

 “Will advancing technology revitalize human consciousness or drown it forever?”


Imagining Interspecies (NeMLA 2020 session, sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange)

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:12pm
Scott DeShong/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How do literary and other texts/media engage with boundaries between or among biological or other species? Where and how are boundaries blurred, crossed, superseded, undermined, suppressed, disarticulated, redefined, transcended, permeated, etc., regarding for example hybrid beings, post- or transhumanity, or the in/organic? What implications arise concerning nature, culture, social arrangements, science, technology, metaphysics, and ethics?


Planet Ocean

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 2:41pm
Dublin City University and National University of Ireland, Galway
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Planet Ocean - Call for Papers
Interdisciplinary Workshop on Contemporary Marine Environments

Call for Papers Open Now for 14th IAC Annual Conference, Sept. 25-27, Taipei

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:07pm
International Academy of CIO
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

The 14th International Academy of CIO Annual Conference on September 25th to 27th, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan is being held at a time of great technology related opportunity and risk. There is opportunity in new product and services that bridge time and space and enable greater access and speed in fields as diverse as government, healthcare, transportation and manufacturing and as part of broad visions such as Japan’s Society 5.0. And there are risks including in the fields of cybersecurity and privacy and also digital divide.

WSECS 2020 conference

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:10pm
Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies ( invites proposals from all disciplines on the general topic of “The Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene and Biodiversity,” scheduled for Friday and Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020, at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado).

The Plenary Speaker is:  

Dr. Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.

Indigenous Speculative and Science Fiction

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:36pm
Megan Vallowe, Dalton State College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel welcomes paper proposals for the Southeastern Modern Language Association Conference (Nov. 15-17, 2019) on any aspect of Indigenous science fiction, futurism, or speculative fiction. By June 10th, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Megan Vallowe, Dalton State College, at

For additional conference information, see:

International Cambridge Conference on Gender Studies “Gender, Citizenship and Ethnicity”

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 9:15am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

“Gender, Citizenship and Ethnicity” ConferenceInternational Conference on Gender Studies“Gender, Citizenship and Ethnicity”30 November – 1 December 2019 – Cambridge, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary ResearchThe conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to: