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Chiasma: Issue 7 "Ethics"

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:17pm
Chiasma: A Site For Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Chiasma #7: “Ethics”

CFP: Special Issue 32, "Aesthetics of Idleness"

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:17pm
InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

For its thirty-second issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the aesthetics of idleness. This issue will also feature an introduction by and an interview with Jean Ma.

Idleness suggests slack and stasis. It evokes empty, wasted time, and thus the dangers of being useless. It even recalls the religious notion that there is something satanic about not being occupied with work. But what are the aesthetics of idleness? In what ways does being idle function as a cultural or artistic practice? How can we theorize idleness, and perhaps do so idly? Or does treating idleness as a site of cultural analysis and critical theory undo the danger of it?

Playing Law: A Jurisprudence of Video Games and Virtual Realities

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:43pm
Dale Mitchell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Law is the ultimate multiplayer role-playing game. Through law, individuals are characterised, subject-object relations are constructed and enforced, and concepts of worth and identity are founded. Playing Law seeks to showcase the power of play and the boundless potential of the video game as a medium capable of facilitating experiences which unlock the next level of jurisprudential evolution. This is not only true of games which require players to act as legal characters, but is true of all games which involve the player-avatar – a subject confined in a codified space. This edited collection seeks to explore the intersection between the coded realm of the video game and the equally codified space of law.

CFP: What is Information? (2020)

updated: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 1:57am
University of Oregon Portland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

WHAT IS INFORMATION?
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND • APRIL 30–MAY 2, 2020

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What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience will consider information and its transformational æffects—from documents to data; from facts and fictions to pattern recognition; from physical information to differential equations; and from volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity to collective intelligence and wisdom.

Attending to Literature - Reminder

updated: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Please forgive any cross-posting.  

This is a reminder that submissions for Attending to Literature will close at midnight on the 20th of October. We welcome papers from ECRs and PhD students, as well as established academics.  

Please email a 250 word abstract and 250 word bio to attendingtoliterature@gmail.com.

We look forward to your submissions! 

Best wishes, 

Dr Bridget Vincent and Harriet Lander

How to Do Things with Worlds

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:21am
Indiana University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

How to Do Things with Worlds

Department of English, Indiana University Bloomington

 Conference Dates: April 10 & 11, 2020

Submission Deadline: December 16, 2019 [UPDATED]

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Plumly

Assistant Professor of German, Lawrence University

 

“A ‘world’ need not be a construction of a whole society. It may be a construction of a tiny portion of a particular society. It may be inhabited by just a few people. Some ‘worlds’ are bigger than others.”

- Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)

 

Revolutions in Reading: Literary Practice in Transition

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:52pm
Anna Jörngården, Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Revolutions in Reading: Literary Practice in Transition

Posthuman Praxis of ‘human’

updated: 
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 5:50am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Posthuman Praxis of ‘human’

 

In posthuman theory we do have an obligation, but it is never what we think it is, because the ethical event cannot be known in advance… Posthuman Ethics shows we cannot ‘do’ ethics, and evaluate whether something was as ethical or not as we would hope.  
                                                                                                            -- Patricia MacCormack

Speculative Art

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:23pm
Vector: the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

“I want to be a machine” Andy Warhol

Virtual Ecologies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:04pm
Natura / Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Virtual Ecologies

9th Annual Natura Conference on Science and Epistemology

 

Hosted by Natura, a Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2020 Natura Graduate Conference seeks papers on the topic of virtual ecologies: dreamed, immaterial, digital, imagined, or potential networks of relationships and ruptures between humans, nonhumans, and their environments.

 

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