Subscribe to RSS - science and culture

science and culture

BSLS Winter Symposium -- Metaphor in Literature and Science

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:07am
British Society for Literature and Science
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Metaphor in Literature and Science – King’s College London, Saturday November 4, 2017

Keynote speaker: Professor Alice Jenkins, University of Glasgow.

We're Gonna Have to Face It: Literatures of Addiction

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Seminar at NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

We're Gonna Have to Face It: Literatures of Addiction

Seminar accepted for the 49th annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) meeting under the areas of Comparative Literature and Interdisciplinary Humanities

Pittsburgh, PA April 12-15

 

NEMLA 2018: Reading and Writing the Body in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Délice Williams | NEMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

Two trends in ecocritical approaches to narrative form the basis of this proposed session on Reading & Writing the Body in the Anthropocene. The first is the proliferation of the term Anthropocene itself, which not only attempts to name an epoch but also seems to have become a kind of shorthand for a constellation of political, social, scientific and economic concerns related to our understanding of human impact on the environment. The second trend is the so-called “material turn” in the environmental humanities, a shift that, as Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann observe, has brought “increasing attention” to the imbrications of meaning, narrative and material realities in the larger conversation on literature and the environment (Iovino 550).

How We Make

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:34pm
Trace Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

How We Make

Trace: Journal of Writing, Media, Ecology is an online, refereed, open-access journal that publishes interdisciplinary research at the intersections of writing studies, media studies, cultural studies, and ecocriticism. We welcome scholarship about digital technology, art, literature, maker culture, rhetoric, composition, environments, and writing. Trace considers the ethical and material impact of technology, and encourages submissions in a variety of media that “trace” connections across and within various ecologies.

ACLA 2018: Storytelling in the Digital Age

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:15am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In “The Storyteller,” Walter Benjamin draws a figure whose narratives imparts wisdom and lived experience, one whose stories “[have] counsel for his readers.” He laments “the art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.” For Benjamin, the solitary and isolated author has no lived experience to offer in her stories, for rather than epistemological stories she produces only informative narratives that offer “evidence of the profound perplexity of living.”

[ACLA 2018] Toward New Nuclear Criticism

updated: 
Monday, September 4, 2017 - 1:49am
Michaela Henry, FLAME University, Pune, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In 1984, Diacritics published a “Colloquium on Nuclear Criticism,” exploring the need for a new subsection of theory addressing the nuclear age. Critics understood this age to have begun in 1945 but to have accelerated in the 1980s when stockpiles of nuclear weapons were at their peak and rhetoric between the US and the Soviet Union grew increasingly hostile. Total nuclear war was the main concern of this nuclear criticism. General audiences used the term “unthinkable” to emphasize the magnitude of nuclear war between the superpowers banking on the deterrence value of aiming as many warheads as possible at the enemy.

Skepticism and Credulity

updated: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:18pm
C19 The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

 

If the nineteenth century witnessed expanded interest in science and facts, it also nurtured a fascination with deceit. From the minstrel stage to P.T. Barnum’s humbugs, questions of authenticity captured the public’s imagination—and paychecks. This panel invites papers that explore nineteenth-century attitudes surrounding truth and belief, with a particular interest in the structures of knowledge and affect that organized popular understandings of credibility, authority, and legitimacy within the cultural landscape.

 

Victorian Spaces: Real and Imagined

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:42am
VSAO-Sponsored and ACCUTE for Humanities Congress, University of Regina, May 26-June 1 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

VSAO-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session, "Victorian Spaces: Real and Imagined,"

For the Humanities Congress at the University of Regina, 26 May -1 June 2018

Pages