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Victorian Animal Encounters

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Victorian Animal Encounters: A one day conference University of Portsmouth UK, 4 May 2018  Keynote speaker: Dr Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway “I went to show my friend Pigott the grave of the illustrious Shelley. Approaching the resting-place of the divine poet in a bright sunlight, the finest black Tom you ever saw discovered at an incredible distance that a catanthropist had entered the cemetery—rushed up at a gallop with his tail at right-angles to his spine—turned over on his back with his four paws in the air, and said in the language of cats: ‘Shelley be hanged! Come and tickle me!’ I stooped and tickled him. We were both profoundly affected.” (Wilkie Collins, letter to his mother, 1866).

Ecology of Bad Ideas

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:59am
Drain Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Drain invites submissions for its upcoming edition: Ecology of Bad Ideas

Call for Entries

“There is an ecology of bad ideas, just as there is an ecology of weeds, and its characteristic of the system that basic error propagates itself.” – Gregory Bateson, Pathologies of Epistemology, 1971

Heresy and Borders: Third Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:52am
International Society for Heresy Studies and Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Following two successful New York City conferences in 2014 and 2016, the International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its third biennial conference to be hosted by the Institute of English Studies at Senate House in London on 15-16 June 2018. The conference theme will broadly focus on how borders between heresy and orthodoxy are created, maintained, and imagined.

Call for Submissions: "Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change"

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:52pm
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

French version to follow. Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018

Call for Submissions: “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change”

Special Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

*E-mail Address Corrected and Submission Deadline Pushed Back* The Anthropocene in question: art, literature, humanities and natural science

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:52am
Université de Sherbrooke comparative literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018


(English follows)

« L’Anthropocène en question : arts, lettres, sciences humaines et naturelles »

Colloque interdisciplinaire

12 et 13 avril 2018

Université de Sherbrooke


Dans le cadre de la 16e édition du colloque en littérature canadienne comparée de l’Université de Sherbrooke, sont invité·e·s étudiant·e·s, professeur·e·s et spécialistes des milieux pratiques de tous les horizons disciplinaires à se pencher sur la question anthropocène.

ASA 2018 Roundtable, "American Studies in the Plantationocene: Emergent Methods for the Long Emergency"

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University, and Rebecca Evans, Winston-Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The term "Plantationocene" has recently been proposed to describe the extractive and alienating processes of racial capitalism that have undergirded imperialism, racial slavery, environmental degradation, and climate colonialism. We invite proposals that interrogate this term in relation to the methods and field imaginaries of American Studies. Proposals may address questions such as: How does the Plantationocene inflect or change practices of periodization, (trans)national studies, and disciplinary boundaries within American Studies? What histories and texts take on new or different significance in the context of the Plantationocene? How has or hasn't the field begun to address the Plantationocene? How can we teach (in) the Plantationocene?

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
University of Portsmouth / British Steampunk Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

Call for Papers


The Asylum Steampunk Festival Conference

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln

25th – 26th August 2018


Keynote Speaker:

Yomi Ayeni – Transmedia Author, Producer, and Filmmaker


Diffractive Reading

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Prof. Dr. Kai Merten, University of Erfurt
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018

Following a lecture-cum-workshop in January 2017 with Birgit Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele on the topic of “Diffraction” in Erfurt, the Erfurt Research Network on New Materialism (ENNM) developed an interest in the idea of reading literary (and other) texts diffractively. Therefore, we are looking for contributions for a book proposal for the Book Series New Critical Humanities (series editors Birgit M. Kaiser, Timothy O’Leary and Kathrin Thiele), at Rowman & Littlefield International. The publication will be an edited volume of articles on the notion of “Diffractive Reading”.

Marxism & (Bio)politics

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Marxist Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018


The Twentieth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group

Keynote Speakers: Christopher Breu, Tru Leverette, and Alexander Weheliye

22-24 March 2018

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:59pm
University of Silesia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

University of Silesia in Katowice                                                    

Faculty of Philology

Institute of English Cultures and Literatures





Sosnowiec, Poland, Nov. 23rd-24th 2018