category: science and culture

Sideian Poetics: Making Sense (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 
nandraperry@tamu.edu

Sponsored by the International Sidney society, "Sidneian Poetics: Making Sense" invites attention to the role of bodies and bodily sensation in Sidneian poetics, ethics, and epistemologies.

What is Media? April 14-16, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oregon, Portland
contact email: 
jwasko@uoregon.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

WHAT IS MEDIA?
Experience • Exploration • Emergence

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON • PORTLAND, OREGON • APRIL 14-16, 2016

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
contact email: 
molly_hall@my.uri.edu/kara_watts@my.uri.edu

From artist Hans Bellmer’s distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke’s “dust” in a “corner of a foreign field,” to Virginia Woolf’s “orts, scraps, and fragments,” bodies – textual, phenome

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Radical Visions - 8-10 July 2016 H. G. Wells Conference Centre, Woking, UK

full name / name of organization: 
H. G. Wells Society
contact email: 
toanticipations2016@gmail.com

H. G. Wells was a novelist, social commentator and utopianist, and is regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction.

Ecoplay: Digital Games and Environmental Rhetoric

full name / name of organization: 
TRACE Journal / Department of English / University of Florida
contact email: 
trace@english.ufl.edu

The University of Florida's TRACE journal publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies.

A CRITICAL COMPANION TO TIM BURTON (Abstr. by 30 September) [REMINDER]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Adam Barkam, Dr. Antonio Sanna
contact email: 
adam_barkman@hotmail.com isonisanna@hotmail.com

A Critical Companion to Tim Burton
Edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

Heidegger / Media

full name / name of organization: 
UTADEO Film and Media Studies Programm
contact email: 
heidegger.media@utadeo.ude.co

Heidegger / Media

Edited by: Justin M. Battin and German A. Duarte

Publisher: UTADEO University Press: Bogotá, COLOMBIA - (to be printed in both English and Spanish)

Call for Chapters
Even if not referenced directly, Heidegger is a philosopher whose work is pervasive in nearly all media related academic literatures. Whether these investigations center technological development, media practices, textual analysis, or overtly embark with a political dimension, Heidegger’s influence is omnipresent. As such, this edited volume seeks to not only reveal the significant role Heidegger subliminally plays in several strands of media studies, but also elucidate new paths to which one can take by employing an explicit Heideggerian lens.

Specifically this book will develop Heidegger’s concepts to explore our current technological context and, although this book will predominantly be marketed for a media studies audience, we feel that the discipline of media studies, as Morley (2009) describes, ought to return to the full range of its classical concerns. Therefore, we invite submissions that embrace a variety of subject matter.

Below is a short but not exhaustive list of Heideggerian concepts and corresponding interrelated subjects that we’d like to explore.

Concepts Subjects
Ge-stell (Framework)

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes: PCA/ACA 2016 3/22-3/25 Seattle, WA

full name / name of organization: 
Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
Disasterculture@yahoo.com

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)
PCA/ACA 2016 Seattle, WA
The PCA/ACA annual conference is March 22 through March 25 in Seattle, WA

New Technologies for Medieval and Renaissance Italy, March 17–20, 2016 (47th NEMLA Convention) Hartford Connecticut

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
gspani@holycross.edu

This roundtable on digital humanities and computer-assisted technology welcomes proposals dealing not only with the most famous figures of the times but also with chronicles, religious works, illumina

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