The theme of the spring 2018 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research: The Journal of the Council on Undergraduate Research (SPUR, formerly CUR Quarterly) will focus on undergraduate research and student success outcomes. Four to five articles of 2000–3500 words each are sought from a wide range of disciplines that explore how undergraduate research influences student success in a variety of educational and professional contexts. In addition, shorter vignettes (300 words) are welcomed that offer concrete, creative suggestions with regard to the measurement of engagement in undergraduate research and student success. Examples of topics of interest include the following:
science and culture
Call for Papers: Resonance
University of California, Santa Barbara
The PathoGraphics research team at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germanyannounces this upcoming conference and call for papers:
Stories of Illness / Disability in Literature and Comics.
Intersections of the Medical, the Personal, and the Cultural
October 27-28, 2017 in Berlin, Germany
Keynote speaker: Leigh Gilmore (Wellesley College),
Author of “The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony” (2001) and
“Tainted Witness: Why we doubt what women say about their lives” (2017)
Transdisciplinary Conversations on Peat and Peatlands
8th July 2017
University College Cork
Call for Papers
Re/presenting the Body: Between Art and Science
Association of Art Historians (AAH) Summer Symposium 2017
Call for Papers (deadline: 16 April 2017)
6-7 July, 2017 – The University of Glasgow
The representation of the human body has been a central concern for artists and scientists across cultures. It has been, and continues to be, a source of interest, inspiration, investigation and experimentation. This Summer Symposium aims to contribute to this fascinating area of academic interest by adding its own art historical exploration to the conversation.
The Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference in English Literature welcomes papers on this year’s theme:
April 29, 2017 @ Stanford University
“Fiction must stick to facts, and the truer the facts the better the fiction...” -Virginia Woolf
Nietzsche defines truth as “a mobile army of metaphors, metonymies, anthropomorphisms, in short, a sum of human relations…which, after lengthy use, seem firm, canonical and binding to a people.” For whom is it binding, and in what sense are they bound?
SCMLA 74th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
October 5 - 8, 2017
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center • 6808 South 107th East Avenue • Tulsa, OK 74133
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY LITERATURE
We encourage papers that engage with or play off of the “Moving Words” theme (see below) and/or position themselves within a posthuman framework. Regardless, all Sci-Fi/Fantasy topics and approaches are welcome.
Science Fiction Studies is currently soliciting proposals for a July 2018 special issue celebrating the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), a work that forever changed the genre of science fiction. In Frankenstein, Shelley experimented not only with subject matter, new scientific inventions and their many terrifying and horrific possibilities, but also narrative and form. Her use of multiple frame narratives, nested one within another, was a notable shift from the eighteenth-century novels she grew up reading, and her merging of popular culture’s fascination with science and the Gothic broadened the emerging genre of science fiction.