We seem to be living in bewitched times. Witches are everywhere in pop culture, and we're also seeing victims of alleged "witch hunts" pop up all over the place, especially on Twitter and other social media. Pop-stars perform as witches: like Katy Perry in her performance at the 2014 Grammy awards, where she appeared in a cowl before a crystal ball, while later dancing with broomsticks as poles. Beyoncé’s visual album “Lemonade” (2016) made several explicit references to the historical figure Marie Laveau and magical witchcraft rituals drawn from Yoruba traditions.
science and culture
The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.
Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Digital Humanities and Narratives of Science, Technology, and MedicineNeMLA 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington DC (March 21-24, 2019)
Call for Special Issue Proposals (Open Topic)
English Language Notes
Science Fiction has always functioned as a literary multi-purpose vehicle in which writers are able to explore potentialities of the human condition. Even though sci-fi has been maligned by many as a poorly constructed near-juvenile literary form, scholars have discovered that sci-fi also provides a path from which one can bear witness into past practices and analyze the possibilities for the future. The focus of this roundtable is to assess the influence of American science fiction writers to discuss the topics and techniques Harlan Ellison, Phillip K.
The following CFP is for the March 2019 symposium "Interactive Animation and Video Games", held as part of the annual Anifest festival (https://www.canterburyanifest.com/) at Canterbury Christ Church University.
CFP: Interactive Animation and Video Games - Friday 8th March 2019, Canterbury Christ Church University, Augustine House, Room AH3.31
**A one-day research symposium hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University that will take place as part of Canterbury Anifest 2019**
The Journal of New Librarianship (newlibs.org) invites submissions from
library scholars, practitioners, and students for its next issue. JNL welcomes
traditional and unestablished forms of scholarly and professional
communication related to any aspect of librarianship. We hope to see a wide
variety of content in terms of scope, length, and format, from lengthy
treatises on intersectionality and library practice, to video projects on the
Ecocriticism plays a significant role in shaping environmental consciousness. Representations of nature’s agency become central to many studies conducted in literature, culture studies, philosophy, history, sociology or political science. This conference aims to explore the relationship between the physical environment and text in its broader meaning as well as analyse the social concerns raised by environmental crisis.
Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:
Workshops of Horrible Creation: 200 Years of Imagined Humans
International Conference and Workshop on Science Fiction
Organized by the Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University,
and Kalpabishwa Webzine
22-24 November 2018
This year marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. To commemorate this occasion, the Department of English, Jadavpur University and the Kalpabishwa Webzine collective are co-hosting an international conference and workshop on SF. The conference will feature:
Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
UC Davis, June 26-30, 2019
Panel Proposal: "Republics of Radiation: Nuclear Cultures in Comparative Perspective"