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Digital Spatiality

updated: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:35am
Dr Martin Roth, University of Leipzig
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

 

“Digital Spatiality”

A special issue of Asiascape: Digital Asia

 

Guest Editors:

Dr. Rahul K. Gairola, Murdoch University, Australia

Dr. Martin Roth, University of Leipzig, Germany

 

Digital technologies, namely the “internet,” have catalyzed a dramatic shift in the production of space and how we conceive it. They are ambiguous at their borders, at once expanding yet shrinking notions of home and homeland, of the local and the global, and of the intangible and the material. Such fuzziness and shifting boundaries generate new spatial relations on multiple layers which we call “digital spatialities.”

Animals in Literature and Film

updated: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:34am
Midwest Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)

Midwest Modern Languages Association

November 15–18, 2018 in Kansas City, MO

This year's "Animals in Literature and Film" panel at the Midwest Modern Languages Association's annual meeting (November 15–18, 2018 in Kansas City, MO) invites papers engaging the conference's theme of "Consuming Cultures," specifically how the consumption or non-consumption of animals by animals (both human and non-human) has shaped our moral, symbolic, and traditional relationships with what we call "food."

Speculative Fiction – SAMLA – November 2-4, 2018

updated: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:34am
Speculative Fiction Association / Lisa Bro
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from Gabriel García Márquez to China Miéville to Octavia Butler.  This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more.  Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 2

CFP: Reflections on Black Panther

updated: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:15pm
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.org)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition of scholarly reflections about historical and current social complexity in Africa and the African diaspora as mirrored in Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s film Black Panther (Marvel Studio. Burbank, CA: 2018).

 

Imagining the Coast: A Public Symposium on the Humanities and the Sea

updated: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:09pm
The Humanities Institute, Fairfield University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University will host “Imagining the Coast: a Public Symposium on the Humanities and the Sea” at Mystic Seaport and Enders Island, Mystic CT, Sept 14-16, 2018.The symposium will bring together regional scholars, authors, museums, historical societies, libraries and community members to discuss the importance of the coastline and seas to the region’s history, culture, ecology, and identity, including its global connections. Long Island Sound and the coast of Connecticut and its bordering states are the primary focus, but given the inherently global nature of maritime zones, our oceanic connections to other regions will also be considered.

ASLE Panel at Midwest MLA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:14pm
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment / Midwest MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 6, 2018

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at Midwest MLA 2018

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO November 15th-18th.  Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.

CFP."Latin America digit@l: current trends, legal dilemmas and ethical concerns". (Edited book for Routledge)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:18am
David Ramirez Plascencia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Favor de compartir/Thank you for sharing this proposal.

 

Call for Chapters for edited book (Routledge),

Convocatoria libro editado para Routledge.

 

Latin America digit@l: current trends, legal dilemmas and ethical concerns.

 

"Editor has been working with Routledge to prepare this proposal for The Routledge Series on Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs."

 

Editor:

Dr. David Ramírez Plascencia.

University of Guadalajara – System of Virtual University 

E-mail: david.ramirez@redudg.udg.mx

 

Proposals Submission Deadline: 01 April 2018 

Notification of acceptance: 14 May 2018 

Call for Papers Reconstructing the Social Sciences and Humanities: Antenor Firmin, Western Intellectual Tradition, and Black Atlantic Thought and Culture

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:14am
Drs. Celucien Joseph & Paul Mocombe
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

 

 

Call for Papers

Reconstructing the Social Sciences and Humanities: Antenor Firmin, Western Intellectual Tradition, and Black Atlantic Thought and Culture

Editors: Celucien L. Joseph, PhD, Paul Mocombe, PhD

 

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Sublime Cognition: Science Fiction and Metaphysics

updated: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:00am
London Science Fiction Research Community
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Deploying the broad catch-all of ‘metaphysics’, this conference will explore SF’s lost history of engagement with myth, magic, religion and the supernatural. Central areas of focus will include an assessment of what role (if any) metaphysical phenomena have played in science fiction, and to what degree SF can be distanced from the spiritual, supernatural and numinous concerns of other literatures of the fantastic. Assessing SF’s complex relationship with the metaphysical opens into many productive areas of inquiry: How can science fictional texts help us understand broader cultural processes of knowledge formation and paradigm shift?

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