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Architecture, Space, & Literature

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 1:55pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Conference: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association's 117th annual conferenceDate: Thursday, November 14th until Sunday, November 17thLocation: San Diego, CA at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotelSession: Architecture, Space, and LiteraturePrimary Area/ Secondary Area: Theory, Aesthetics, and Science / Cultural, Historical, and Political StudiesPresiding Officer: Angela Gattuso (University of Denver)Description: The Architecture, Space, and Literature session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2019 conference theme of “Send in the Clowns.” As an example, paper topics may include, but are by no means limited to, the the architecture and/or space of: circuses, castles

CFP: Phenomenology of Religious Experience IV: Religious Experience and Description

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:27pm
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019


for a topical issue of Open Theology

Phenomenology of Religious Experience IV: Religious Experience and Description


Edited by:

Olga Louchakova-Schwartz (UC Davis and Jesuit School of Theology)

James Nelson (University of Valparaiso)

Aaron Preston (University of Valparaiso)



3rd MEMORY, FORGETTING AND CREATING - International Interdisciplinary Conference

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:18am
University of Gdansk, InMind Supprt,
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019


In our increasingly fast-paced societies, where information is abundant and its reception is superficial, human memory appears to be an endangered phenomenon. This is why we would like to take a closer look at the complex processes of memory. These include forgetting, neglecting, negation, and detachment, along with creating, recollecting, remembering, regaining memories, and reconstructing one’s relationship with the past. We are deeply interested in examples and consequences of altered memories: invention, fabrication, deception, indoctrination or propaganda. We invite reflection on mutual relations between memory and imagination, fantasising and manipulating, forgetting and creating.

More than Meets the Ear - Sound & Short Fiction

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:58am
University of Vienna (Austria)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sound is being celebrated as a source of insight in the humanities. Foregrounding the sense condemned to play second fiddle by Plato, scholars are tapping into sonic, auditive and aural phenomena and their technological reproduction, mapping practices of sound production, exploring soundscapes of different periods, compiling cultures and histories of hearing and listening. Some publications in this vibrant field focus on voice/s, others explore the theorisation, representation and political (re-) evaluation of noise/s or investigate how hearing may interact with vision, touch, taste and smell.

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

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:09pm
Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 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: