science and culture
CALL FOR PAPERS 2019
LITERATURE & RELIGION SESSION
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference Dates: October 10-12, 2019
El Paso, TX
Taking up the MMLA conference theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers,” the panel for Science and Fiction seeks proposals engaging the presence of the double in fiction inflected or inspired by science, medicine, or technology; the fields’ theories or methods; or their practitioners. Oftentimes, the double is associated with the horror genre and presented as emblematic of Freud’s ideas about the uncanny, or the unheimlich (unhomely is the literal translation). The term describes the feeling of unease or fear one gets from experiencing something familiar turned uncomfortably strange. Fred Botting, however, notes that horror and science fiction each “give form to a sense of otherness” (Botting, 2008, 131).
GAM.16 - CALL FOR PAPERS
This section invites papers that explore the theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” that run through English literature and culture after 1900. This section encourages dialogues from a wide range of disciplines. Papers that discuss any form of duality and doubles—whether physical, emotional, psychological, or cognitive—are welcomed, including (but not limited to) alter-egos, doppelgängers, siblings, twins, mirror images, reflections, ghosts, archenemies, and evils. Papers that explore the relationship between a detective figure (the pursuer) and a criminal (the pursued) are most welcome.
On behalf of independent academic publisher De Gruyter, the open access journal Open Information Science we are announcing aCall for Papers for Topical Issue: “Digital Wellness”: Open Information Science Issue on Digital Humanities.
Valerie Karno, Director, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island
Special Issue of CR: The New Centennial Review, “(In)finite Ecologies”
Guest editors: Katherine Greulich, Christine Peffer, and Garth Sabo (Michigan State University)
There is still space available for one or two very high quality papers in this special edition of Life Writing.
The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.
As technological development continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, humanity finds itself more and more integrated with, and oftentimes dependent on, technological amplifications, interventions, and solutions. As such technology becomes commonplace, blurring the boundaries between organic and synthetic life, we might ask ourselves, will we someday reach a point where being “human” ceases to mean anything?
SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS
Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention
GUEST EDITOR: Joshua Trey Barnett
How to write of that which escapes linguistic capture? How to form into words and images precisely what slips the shackles of representational thought? How to describe what cannot, strictly speaking, be perceived? How to change climates in and through the activity of composition? How to compose climate change?