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.
science and culture
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
The 4th Nordoff Robbins Plus Research Conference
The 4th International Spirituality and Music Education (SAME) Conference
9-10 December 2017, London, UK
Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre
2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ
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.
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.
2017 Comics & Medicine Conference: Access Points
June 15th – 17th, 2017
Seattle Public Library Central Branch and the University of Washington
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: 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” – Issue 27
For its twenty-seventh issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the complex and multiple meanings of speculative 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.