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[ACLA 2018] Toward New Nuclear Criticism

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 1:49am
Michaela Henry, FLAME University, Pune, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In 1984, Diacritics published a “Colloquium on Nuclear Criticism,” exploring the need for a new subsection of theory addressing the nuclear age. Critics understood this age to have begun in 1945 but to have accelerated in the 1980s when stockpiles of nuclear weapons were at their peak and rhetoric between the US and the Soviet Union grew increasingly hostile. Total nuclear war was the main concern of this nuclear criticism. General audiences used the term “unthinkable” to emphasize the magnitude of nuclear war between the superpowers banking on the deterrence value of aiming as many warheads as possible at the enemy.

Skepticism and Credulity

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:18pm
C19 The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017


If the nineteenth century witnessed expanded interest in science and facts, it also nurtured a fascination with deceit. From the minstrel stage to P.T. Barnum’s humbugs, questions of authenticity captured the public’s imagination—and paychecks. This panel invites papers that explore nineteenth-century attitudes surrounding truth and belief, with a particular interest in the structures of knowledge and affect that organized popular understandings of credibility, authority, and legitimacy within the cultural landscape.


Victorian Spaces: Real and Imagined

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:42am
VSAO-Sponsored and ACCUTE for Humanities Congress, University of Regina, May 26-June 1 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

VSAO-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session, "Victorian Spaces: Real and Imagined,"

For the Humanities Congress at the University of Regina, 26 May -1 June 2018

CFP: “Automation,” Seminar for ACLA 2018 in Los Angeles

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:45am
ACLA 2018; March 29 – April 1
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

2018 Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association

University of California, Los Angeles

March 29 – April 1

Seminar: “Automation”

Abstracts due September 21, 9am EST; submit through the ACLA online portal.


Organizer: Jap-Nanak Makkar, University of Virginia (

Experimental Narrative in Nonfiction

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:52pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative, Montreal, QC, April 19-22, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 25, 2017

Unnatural and otherwise strange narrative devices tend to be associated with experimental fiction, yet they are often used in nonfiction, including (auto)biography, documentary film, journalism, history and science. A few examples: Claude Lanzmann’s documentary Shoah eschews chronological telling in order to repudiate notions of historical causality and inevitability; Richard Dawkins’ history of life on earth, The Ancestor’s Tale,uses similar manoeuvers, if for very different reasons.

ICMS Kalamazoo 2018: Nonhuman Forms of Thought

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:45pm
Program in Medieval Studies, Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017


Nonhuman Forms of Thought (Sponsored Paper Session)


53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan


May 10-13, 2018





Geschlechtliche Vielfalt im Sport

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:44pm
Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Das Schwerpunktheft „Geschlechtliche Vielfalt im Sport“ der Freiburger Zeit-schrift für GeschlechterStudien (25/2019) richtet den Fokus auf Momente des Wandels und der Verschiebung von Geschlechterverhältnissen und Ge-schlechterkonstruktionen. Anschluss bieten Forschungen aus unterschiedli-chen disziplinären Kontexten, die der (Re-)Produktion geschlechtlicher Ord-nung in sozialen Praktiken, medialen Repräsentationen und formalen Struk-turen des Sports nachgehen. Die leitende Frage des Heftes lautet:

Welche Veränderungen der zweigeschlechtlich-hierarchischen Ordnung im Sport lassen sich benennen, und unter welchen sozialen und gesell-schaftlichen Bedingungen sind sie möglich und denkbar?

In den Blick geraten dabei

Call for Writers - Medical and Health Humanities

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:27pm
Medical and Health Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of Medical and Health Humanities (, an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines. Our intention is to build “a department without walls.” The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele, a literary scholar, and Rishi Goyal, a medical doctor.

MVSA Seminars: Victorian Health and Wellness

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Large Objects Moving Air 2018

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:53pm
CRiSAP - Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice, University of the Arts London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Large Objects Moving Air 20188 January 2018

CRiSAP - Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice

London College of Communication

University of the Arts London

Full details are avaialble on the CRiSAP website