Call for papers for a proposed session at the 2021 MLA Annual Convention, Jan. 7-10 in Toronto.
science and culture
The term “addiction” was not widely established in the 19th century. Even today, although amply attested in medical and legal dictionaries, it is not unambiguous: the label “addict” is highly stigmatizing, while “addiction” to yoga or organic sourdough is a status marker. Nineteenth-century writers nonetheless depicted recognizable states of dependency and loss of autonomy, which 21st-century readers find unmistakably familiar.
Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre
La cognition humaine chez Andreï Makine
Journées d’études organisées par Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
Study days organized by Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
3 et 4 décembre 2020 – December 3-4, 2020
Orateur invite – keynote speaker:
In the Middle Ages and early modernity, celestial observation was frequently a subject for verbal rather than numerical and geometrical recording. Astronomical genres, in the hands of natural philosophers, poets, chroniclers, travellers, geographers, educators and others mediated knowledge of the heavens in textual form. Before the modern academic institutionalization of astronomy, such celestial knowledge extended from the cosmological to the meteorological, with applications and implications that touched upon a wide range of discourses, be they theological, legal, political, medical or agricultural.
What methodologies and/or texts best help us make sense of our current bodily relationship to health, illness, and medicine? Papers utilizing posthumanism, new materialism, feminist science studies, or other philosophical tools are welcome. All literary genres and time periods will be considered.
This cfp is purposefully broad; the focus of the panel(s) created will be more specific.
This panel is sponsored by the medical humanities forum of the MLA.
Submit 250- to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by March 15, 2020, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University College of Medicine, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For our tenth year anniversary issue, Technoculture is seeking critical essays and creative works from a broad range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology, and especially on the future of the study of technology and culture.
Essays and creative works we publish examine the topic technology and society, or, perhaps, technologies and societies. This call is ongoing and open topic, and we encourage a broad definition of technology. Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities.
Foreseeing Race: The Technology and Culture of Risk Prediction after the Datalogical Turn
Special issue, Journal of American Studies
Georgiana Banita (University of Bamberg)
R. Joshua Scannell (The New School)
Proposals are now being accepted for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) permanent panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association (RMMLA) annual convention. This year’s conference will take place October 8–10 in Boulder, Colorado. Proposals on any topic related to ecocriticism and the environmental arts and humanities are welcome, including pedagogical papers. Proposals of 250–300 words should be sent to Lowell Wyse at Lowell.Wyse@gmail.com by March 31, 2020.
"Energy and Infrastructure: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable" (MLA 2021)
Jacob Goessling, Jordan B. Kinder, and Andrew B. Ross
A non-guaranteed roundtable organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment