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Stories of Illness / Disability in Literature and Comics. Intersections of the Medical, the Personal, and the Cultural

updated: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 9:43am
PathoGraphics Berlin
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

 

 

 

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)

CFP: Taxidermic Forms and Fictions

updated: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:43am
Susan McHugh and Sarah Bezan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

TAXIDERMIC FORMS AND FICTIONS

Call for Papers for SLSA Conference

 

November 9 - 12th, 2017

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

 

Transdisciplinary Conversations on Peat and Peatlands

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:27pm
University College Cork
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

Transdisciplinary Conversations on Peat and Peatlands

History-Heritage-Science-Culture-Management-Restoration

 

8th July 2017

University College Cork

@UCCPeatlands 

 

Call for Papers

Re/presenting the Body: Between Art and Science (AAH Summer Symposium)

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:18am
Association of Art Historians
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 16, 2017

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.

Truthiness: The 2017 Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference in English Literature

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:21am
UC Berkeley Department of English & Stanford University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 3, 2017

The Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference in English Literature welcomes papers on this year’s theme:

TRUTHINESS

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 2017: SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY LITERATURE

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

SCMLA 74th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 5 - 8, 2017

Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center • 6808 South 107th East Avenue • Tulsa, OK 74133

http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/

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.

 

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at 200 (Science Fiction Studies, Special Issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
Nicole Lobdell and Michael Griffin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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.

Literature and Psychology (SCMLA, Oct. 5-8, 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
South Central Modern Language Association (Oct. 5-8, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

500-word abstracts for conference presentations on the topic of Literature and Psychology are sought for South Central Modern Language Association’s 2017 conference in Tulsa, OK (Oct. 5-8, 2017). 

Possible topics include:

Reading and empathy

Reading, writing, and brain research

Narratives of psychosocial development

Psychoanalysis

Text and reader

Emotion and affect

Trauma

Disorders

Gender

etc.

Please send your 500-word abstract, contact information (name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number), and brief bio (2-5 sentences) to

James Kelley (jkelley@meridian.msstate.edu). 

Academic Freedom and Society: A one-day conference

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:20pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Deadline for abstracts:

April 5 2017

Confirmed Keynote:

Prof. Bruce Gilbert (Bishop’s University, Canada)

 

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