category: science and culture

Critical Themes in Media Studies--CFP deadline Jan. 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference--The New School
contact email: 
criticalthemes@gmail.com

The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 12th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conferenc

HOPOS- June 21-24 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science
contact email: 
melanie.frappier@ukings.ca

The program committees for HOPOS 2012 invites scholars to submit paper and symposium proposals for its ninth meeting which will be held in Halifax, June 21-24, 2012.

Keynote Speakers:

CFP CSHPS 2012 May 27-29 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS)
contact email: 
melanie.frappier@ukings.ca

The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) is holding its annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) at Wilfrid Laurier Univers

[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires Area

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2012) on any festival or faire—modern or historical.

First Fictions / University of Sussex / January 20-22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
contact email: 
martin@martineve.com

The First Fictions launch weekend, to be held from the 20th to the 22nd of January, 2012, brings together established authors and academics in order to debate notions of “firstness”, across severa

6th Global Conference: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
mcb6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging

Sunday 16th September 2012 – Wednesday 19th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

3rd Global Conference: Space and Place (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sp3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Space and Place

Monday 3rd September – Thursday 6th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

SCSECS 2012 in Asheville, NC (Feb 23-25) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
thompsop@etsu.edu

The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites you to join us for the 2012 conference, to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Bondage and Power : 15 January 2012 (journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Schuylkill Graduate Journal
contact email: 
skook@temple.edu

Bondage and Power

We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction Film, Media and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
David Roh (Old Dominion University)
contact email: 
droh@odu.edu

We seek submissions for an edited collection on techno-Orientalism, dubbed by David Morley and Kevin Robins and refined by Greta Niu as the practice of ascribing, erasing, and/or disavowing relationships between technology and Asian subjects. From Sax Rohmer’s Dr. Fu Manchu in the early twentieth-century to William Gibson’s late twentieth-century cyber adventures, figurations of Asian people and landscapes have been uncannily linked to societal desires and fears in speculative discourses of science and technology. Fu Manchu, for instance, embody the onset of American techno-Orientalist anxieties through his occult-like ability to co-opt Western knowledge, while Gibson’s Asian landscapes and ninja bodyguards play upon late-capitalist fears of faceless, mechanical, de-individuated Japanese sarariman (Salarymen) who threaten American economic dominance. This volume aims to establish techno-Orientalism as a crucial and compelling cross-genre critical field, and to provide critical insight into the problematically persistent trope of the technologized Asian in science fiction literature, film, and new media.

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