Sound is being celebrated as a source of insight in the humanities. Foregrounding the sense condemned to play second fiddle by Plato, scholars are tapping into sonic, auditive and aural phenomena and their technological reproduction, mapping practices of sound production, exploring soundscapes of different periods, compiling cultures and histories of hearing and listening. Some publications in this vibrant field focus on voice/s, others explore the theorisation, representation and political (re-) evaluation of noise/s or investigate how hearing may interact with vision, touch, taste and smell.
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CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION IN THE AGE OF TECHNICAL INNOVATION
International conference in Paris · January 24-25, 2020
Universities Sorbonne Nouvelle & Vincennes Saint-Denis
Paul Virilio In Memoriam
“The novel in the embrace of new technologies will be the novel that writes itself.”
“Will advancing technology revitalize human consciousness or drown it forever?”
How do literary and other texts/media engage with boundaries between or among biological or other species? Where and how are boundaries blurred, crossed, superseded, undermined, suppressed, disarticulated, redefined, transcended, permeated, etc., regarding for example hybrid beings, post- or transhumanity, or the in/organic? What implications arise concerning nature, culture, social arrangements, science, technology, metaphysics, and ethics?
Planet Ocean - Call for Papers
Interdisciplinary Workshop on Contemporary Marine Environments
The 14th International Academy of CIO Annual Conference on September 25th to 27th, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan is being held at a time of great technology related opportunity and risk. There is opportunity in new product and services that bridge time and space and enable greater access and speed in fields as diverse as government, healthcare, transportation and manufacturing and as part of broad visions such as Japan’s Society 5.0. And there are risks including in the fields of cybersecurity and privacy and also digital divide.
The Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (www.wsecs.org) invites proposals from all disciplines on the general topic of “The Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene and Biodiversity,” scheduled for Friday and Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020, at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado).
The Plenary Speaker is:
Dr. Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.
This panel welcomes paper proposals for the Southeastern Modern Language Association Conference (Nov. 15-17, 2019) on any aspect of Indigenous science fiction, futurism, or speculative fiction. By June 10th, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Megan Vallowe, Dalton State College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional conference information, see: https://samla.memberclicks.net/
International Conference on Myths, Archetypes and Symbols:“Models and Alternatives” 28 September 2019 – London, UK
organised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
“Gender, Citizenship and Ethnicity” ConferenceInternational Conference on Gender Studies“Gender, Citizenship and Ethnicity”30 November – 1 December 2019 – Cambridge, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary ResearchThe conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to: