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Call For Abstracts: themed issue on Futurities, Science, and Technology for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:44am
Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Call For Abstracts: themed issue on Futurities, Science, and Technology for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society

 

Edited by Krizia Puig, M.A. (kpuig@ucsc.edu) and Sav Schlauderaff, M.A. (savschlauderaff@gmail.com). Deadline for abstracts: July 31, 2018.

 

Possible title: Techno-Flesh: Body Politics and Future Making

 

SCMS 2019 Panel— Neural Media: On Neural Networks and New Data Practices

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 1:15pm
Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal (University of California, Davis) and Théo Lepage-Richer (Brown University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 10, 2018

Neural Media: On Neural Networks and New Data Practices

A Proposed Panel for the 2019 conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies

(March 13–17, 2019, Seattle)

 

Call for papers re-opened for collection of vintage science fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:08am
Ivy Roberts / Virginia Commonwealth University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018


The CFP for Histories of the Future: Proto-Science Fiction, 1800-1925 (Mcfarland Press) has been re-opened! We are looking for short articles that introduce, contextualize, and / or put a critical lens up to science fiction written between 1800 and 1925 (Victorian era and the Machine age). Submit proposals by August 15. Please include your in your proposal a biography, and the title and author of the work that your essay will examine.

 

Reading Reality through Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:33am
University Stefan cel Mare of Suceava, 13 University Street, 720229 Suceava, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Reading Reality through Science Fiction

The academic journal Messages, Sages and Ages (http://www.msa.usv.ro/), based at the English Department, University of Suceava, Romania, invites contributions for an issue on “science fiction as reality-check”; the theme issue is guest edited by Roberto Paura (University of Perugia, Italy).

Local and Global? Representations of Climate Change in Contemporary Anglophone Novels

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:28am
Moira Marquis/ UNC Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

This panel will present at NEMLA 2019

March 21-24 in Washington DC

Climate change represents a profound conceptual problem. It is both locally and global manifested. It is both knowable by science as well as created by the technologies science has enabled. How do contemporary Anglophone novelists represent these realities? From Margaret Atwood to Nnedi Okorafor to Hanya Yanagihara many contemporary novelists see their novels as both locally specific as well as globally relevant.

Renaissance Vegetarianism

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:36am
Andrea Crow / Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019 - Toronto

Panel - Renaissance Vegetarianism

The study of early modern food has blossomed in recent years. As scholars have parsed the politics of changing dining practices, the role of recipes in intellectual history, and the growing perception of food ethics as inextricable from social identity, dietary beliefs and habits have begun to be seen as central to early modern studies. One of the most striking dietary trends that spread across Europe in this period, however, remains underexamined: the rise of vegetarianism.

Special journal issue - Moon Rise

updated: 
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

updated: 
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 Alternative Futures (SLSA panel at ASLE 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:20am
Helena Feder
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 18, 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 ( https://www.asle.org/conference/biennial-conference/ ). 

 

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

 

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