This panel will investigate space exploration in speculative literatures. It looks at the myriad ways in which works of speculative fiction have imagined, challenged, or otherwise engaged with outer space as a site for new colonialisms, the extension of racial supremacies, and/or environmental violence. We are especially interested in scholarship which explores the growing body of criticism situated at the intersection of black studies and speculative fiction. How has space functioned as a stand-in for the geographical expanse of the planet before its mapping and conquest by European colonialism?
science and culture
Eugenics and the Body How has eugenics—a discourse of the perfectibility of man that centers reproduction—influenced the literary construction of bodies in the broadest sense (literal, figurative, (non-)human, national, etc.)? Submit 300-word abstract for paper and 50-word bio. This is a CFP for a non-guaranteed session at the MLA.
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Les études littéraires cognitives. Théories, méthodologies et défis
Cognitive literary studies. Theories, methodologies, and challenges
Journée d’études organisée par Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
Study day organized by the Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
Le 22 mai 2020, de 8h45 à 19h30
May 22, 2020, from 8:45 AM to 7:30 PM
Lieu/venue: Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
52, rue Jules Wilhelm, L-2728 Luxembourg
The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Toronto, January 7th-10th, 2021. Scholarship exploring any aspect of Clare’s poetry, prose, interests, influence, and/or life is welcome. Send abstract and short bio by 13 March 2020 to Erica McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inviting abstracts for the MLA panel: Persistence in the Digital World: Rights, Movements, Knowledge and Humanities
How does the networked public seize digital means and build new frontiers of knowledge and rights? What new forms of social movements and humanities in digital spaces sustain hopes for persistence? Send 400-word abstracts to email@example.com.
Rianka Roy, PhD
University of Connecticut
2020 Call for Papers: The 2020 ELLAK International Conference
“The Age of AI and Machine Translation: What Can Language, Literature, and Education Do?”
- Organized by the English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
- Venue: Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea
- Date: December 17-19, 2020
- Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2020
- Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2020
- Deadline of papers for the proceedings: October 31, 2020
[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South is a central locale or focus of the work.
Digital Expressions of the Self
Organized by the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
National Institute of Technology Silchar
7-8 December 2020
Pre-Symposium Workshop: 5-6 December 2020
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Dance and Disruption: Science and Body in the Long Nineteenth Century
A Working Symposium hosted by the Dance Studies Association Working Group, Dancing the Long Nineteenth Century
NEW DATES: August 8-9, 2020, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, USA