The benefits of undergraduate research are well established in the literature, and many colleges and universities are now fully embracing undergraduate research as a means to enhance student learning, prepare students for graduate school, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, and promote community engagement. The spring 2020 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) will examine undergraduate research for the twenty-first century. How is undergraduate research preparing students for the workforce? What role does technology play in undergraduate research? How can undergraduate research address the complex sociopolitical problems of the twenty-first century?
science and culture
Fall 2019 Cormac McCarthy Conference
August 29 – September 1, 2019
Keynote speaker: David Krakauer, President of the Santa Fe Institute
The Cormac McCarthy Society announces its next U.S. conference, to be held in Austin, Texas. We’ll return to the downtown Hilton, the site of our conference in 2017, right in the midst of Austin’s funky restaurant and music scene.
Anselm Franke, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin
Catherine Grant, Birkbeck, University of London
Conference Date: 7 & 8 November 2019
Citation is the 2019 edition of the European Artistic Research Network (EARN) conference. During it we will explore the pluralised viewpoint that our contemporary critical methods demand, addressing the ways in which artist-researchers or curatorial practices take positions on or emphasise shifting patterns of coexistent temporalities within the historical, social, political and economic contexts of contemporary visual culture. Contributions will address questions such as:
CALL FOR PAPERS 2019
LITERATURE & RELIGION SESSION
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference Dates: October 10-12, 2019
El Paso, TX
Taking up the MMLA conference theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers,” the panel for Science and Fiction seeks proposals engaging the presence of the double in fiction inflected or inspired by science, medicine, or technology; the fields’ theories or methods; or their practitioners. Oftentimes, the double is associated with the horror genre and presented as emblematic of Freud’s ideas about the uncanny, or the unheimlich (unhomely is the literal translation). The term describes the feeling of unease or fear one gets from experiencing something familiar turned uncomfortably strange. Fred Botting, however, notes that horror and science fiction each “give form to a sense of otherness” (Botting, 2008, 131).
GAM.16 - CALL FOR PAPERS
This section invites papers that explore the theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” that run through English literature and culture after 1900. This section encourages dialogues from a wide range of disciplines. Papers that discuss any form of duality and doubles—whether physical, emotional, psychological, or cognitive—are welcomed, including (but not limited to) alter-egos, doppelgängers, siblings, twins, mirror images, reflections, ghosts, archenemies, and evils. Papers that explore the relationship between a detective figure (the pursuer) and a criminal (the pursued) are most welcome.
On behalf of independent academic publisher De Gruyter, the open access journal Open Information Science we are announcing aCall for Papers for Topical Issue: “Digital Wellness”: Open Information Science Issue on Digital Humanities.
Valerie Karno, Director, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island
Special Issue of CR: The New Centennial Review, “(In)finite Ecologies”
Guest editors: Katherine Greulich, Christine Peffer, and Garth Sabo (Michigan State University)