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DNS Conference - Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment, 13-15 December 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:57pm
University of Queensland and Griffith University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment

The Sixteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies

Griffith University and the University of Queensland

Brisbane, 13-15 December 2017

 

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is pleased to announce that the sixteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar, Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment, will be held in Brisbane, Australia, at Griffith University and the University of Queensland on the 13th to 15th December 2017.

Edited Collection: Legacies of the Manhattan Project at 75 Years

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:57pm
Michael Mays, Washington State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The Hanford History Project at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Washington State University Press invite submissions for a multidisciplinary collection of essays titled “Legacies of the Manhattan Project: Reflections on 75 Years of a Nuclear World.” This peer-reviewed volume will be published by WSU Press in Fall 2018.

 

Has Technological Progress Permanently Altered the Human Condition?

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:59pm
Silver Streams Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

How has technological ingenuity affected the lives of humans? Has technology permanently altered our experience of reality? Are there still fundamental pillars of the human condition that remain and will always remain unchanged?

Academic papers are invited under any of the above themes and may be concerned with literature, philosophy or technology. 

Submission Guidelines:

 

  • Open to submissions of prose, poetry, critical essays and artwork.

 

  • Prose and Academic Essays - Max. 3,000 words per entry.

 

  • Poetry and Visual Art - Up to 5 works per entry.

CFP, NEMLA Spaces of Hope and Desperation in Science Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Elif Sendur/ Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

If we reflect on Vivian Sobchak’s premise of science fiction’s role of reconciling humans with the unknown along with cyborg spaces of Haraway, we can easily perceive that today one of speculative/science fiction’s roles is imagining what is happening and what may happen to help us come to terms with a dreaded present and unstable future. Amidst the very real and imminent threats of environmental disasters, rise of nationalism and racism and an expanding precarity, it should not be a surprise to see the fast increase in the sales of Orwell’s 1984, re-makes of Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell or appearance of SF works where strangers, aliens, and others are rethought and replaced in our topological frameworks.

Landscape in Gerard Manley Hopkins

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:41pm
Jude V. Nixon, Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

For the NeMLA 49th Annual Convention, April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, this session is seeking proposals exploring new approaches to Hopkins’s poetry consistent with the theme of NeMLA 2018, Global Spaces, Local Landscapes, and Imagined Worlds. Papers should explore poems and other writings by Hopkins that engage the apocalyptic, imagined worlds, urban and rural landscapes (seascapes and skyscapes), including but not limited to topics such as nature and naturalism, natural theology, the environment, sustainability, science, and Darwinism. Please submit your proposal on NeMLA site @ http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

CFP: Suvin Today? A Roundtable Discussion (SUS 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:46pm
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 11, 2017

CFP: Suvin Today?

A Roundtable Discussion

The Society for Utopian Studies (November 9-12, 2017 in Memphis, TN)

Proposal Deadline: August 11, 2017

Co-Organizers: Gerry Canavan and Hugh O’Connell 

CFP Frankenstein Papers(6/1/17; NEPCA Amherst, MA 10/27-28/17)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

CFP Frankenstein Papers(6/1/17; NEPCA Amherst, MA 10/27-28/17)

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
FRANKENSTEIN: FRIEND OR FOE?
FOCUSED SESSIONS OF THE
FANTASTIC (FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA

Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: https://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2017 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
27 and 28 October 2017
Proposals by 1 June 2017

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
cfp.NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

From the Curious to the Quantum: Bodies at the Intersection of Science and Performance

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:27am
American Society for Theatre Research, November 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Title: From the Curious to the Quantum: Bodies at the Intersection of Science and Performance

American Society for Theatre Research conference
Atlanta, GA
November 16-19, 2017

Session Co-Conveners:
Vivian Appler, College of Charleston

Meredith Conti, University at Buffalo – SUNY
 

Description:

DREAM AND REALITY

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am
Acta Iassyensia Comparationis No. 20 (2/2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2017

The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis,a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 20 (2/2017), devoted to the VIS ŞI REALITATE  / DREAM AND REALITY / RÊVE ET RÉALITÉtopic. By the choice of this theme, we intend to bring together, in one volume, approaches to the different (and yet related) genres and subgenres of fantastic literature, science-fiction and imaginary ethnography.

APOCALYPTIC TELEVISION

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:31am
Michael G. Cornelius and Sherry Ginn
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: APOCALYPTIC TELEVISION

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