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The Biannual International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:00pm
Lisa Walters/The International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

The International Margaret Cavendish Society is pleased to announce that the next biannual conference is set to take place on June 22nd-24th, 2017 at Bates College, Maine. Professor Carolyn Merchant from the University of California, Berkeley, will be the keynote speaker.  Preference will be given to abstracts that closely relate to the conference theme, but all talks about Cavendish, her family, and related subjects will be considered.   

George Gissing and Born in Exile

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:05pm
Tom Ue / London Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

CFP George Gissing and Born in Exile


2017 celebrates the 125th anniversary of Gissing’s Born in Exile (1892), a novel that addresses so many crises of faith—in religion, science, marriage, and class, for instance—in the nineteenth century. In celebration, we invite contributions for proposed panels on Gissing and Born in Exile in the Annual Literary London Society Conference, held on 13-14 July 2017, at the Institute of English Studies in the University of London. Papers may explore any aspect of Gissing’s writing but they must speak to the conference’s focus: “Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare.” Papers might address:


Exploring the spiritual in music: Interdisciplinary dialogues in music, wellbeing and education

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:17pm
Nordoff Robbins Plus Research Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Exploring the spiritual in music Interdisciplinary dialogues in music, wellbeing and education

The 4th Nordoff Robbins Plus Research Conference
The 4th International Spirituality and Music Education (SAME) Conference

9-10 December 2017, London, UK

Conference venue:
Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre
2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ

For information regarding registration and abstract submission guidelines, see:

Controlling Bodies, Constructing Minds: (Post-)Feminist Identity Politics in the Biomedical Age

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:19pm
Johanna Heil and Anna Thiemann
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The relationship of feminist criticism to science has been ambivalent since the early stages of the feminist movement, when learned wo*men and activists such as Margaret Fuller aspired to rival “men of science.” Condemned as the “master’s tools” by some, science and technology have also been praised for their potential to liberate wo*men, especially from reproductive responsibilities and from the Western origin myths associated with biological functions.

DUE DATE EXTENSION Chiasma Issue Four: Science, Materialism, and Continental Thought

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:18pm
Chiasma: A Site for Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Continental philosophy and science have a complex and tumultuous relationship. At turns oppositional and complementary, their discourse has been marked by mutual incomprehension and distrust, often leading to a general lack of interest. But with the recent appearance of the so-called New Materialisms – the materialist Deleuzianism of Manuel DeLanda, the Speculative Realism of Quentin Meillassoux, Ray Brassier, and Graham Harman, the “neuro-turn” of Catherine Malabou, Donna Haraway’s animal studies, the actor-network theory of Bruno Latour – there has been a renaissance of science studies in continental thought.

Comics and Medicine 2017

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:04pm
Graphic Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2016

2017 Comics & Medicine Conference: Access Points

June 15th – 17th, 2017

Seattle Public Library Central Branch and the University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Energy and the Left, a One-Day Workshop at NYU-Columbia

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:18pm
Daniela Russ (Columbia University) and Troy Vettese (NYU)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Energy and the Left
A Workshop on Energy Studies in New York City

Deadline:           20 December 2016
Event’s Date:     14 April 2017
Location:            NYU, Washington Square campus
Organisers:        Daniela Russ (Columbia University) and Troy Vettese (NYU)

UnDisciplined 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 11:09pm
UnDisciplined: Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017


Undisciplined 2017: Cultural Studies Graduate Conference

Organised by a group of Cultural Studies graduate students involved in modes of inquiry that intersect the humanities, social sciences, sciences, technology, activism, and the arts, UnDisciplined is a space for sharing scholarly, artistic and/or activist work. 

Cultural Studies draws on a range of methods and critical theories, empowering researchers to break down conventional divisions among academic disciplines.

Speculative Visions

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:16am
InVisible Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

“Speculative Visions” –​ ​Issue 27

For its twenty-seventh issue, ​InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Vis​ual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the complex and multiple meanings of specul​ative visions.

The last decade has seen a rise in popularity among science fiction, fantasy, and horror. These

genres encourage the capacity to imagine post-human bodies, extraordinary worlds,

techno-utopias, and claustrophobic spaces of violence. In their reliance upon the imagination,

these speculative visions provide a space to consider contradictions and a carnivalesque

interaction between popular culture and critical theory.