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Utopia, Dystopia and Climate Change: 20th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, Europe

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 1:11am
Utopian Studies Society, Europe
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Despite the incidence of climate change scepticism amongst right-wing politicians in the United States and elsewhere, there is a near-consensus amongst scientists that current levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas are sufficient to alter global weather patterns to possibly disastrous effect. Writing in the journal Utopian Studies in 2016, the Californian science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson observed that: "Climate change is inevitable - we’re already in it - and because we’re caught in technological and cultural path dependency, we can’t easily get back out of it ...

Re-Invoking Global Dialogues on Learning, Un-Learning, and Study

updated: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:43am
Studies in Philosophy and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Current neoliberal education on a global scale is dominated by the logic of learning. Specifically, learning is framed as the process of acquiring the OECD/USA-endorsed indispensable skills, competencies, or literacies as the desirable prerequisite for students to succeed in the 21st century. As an effect, education is further collapsed into socialization and qualification (Biesta, 2006), staked primarily on making students into subjects who can fit into the pre-existing order of things.

Signs Special Issue: RAGE

updated: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:38am
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Feminists are raging.  This special issue will consider our rage as a global, complex phenomenon that mandates interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis. Rage is historical. Rage can be deeply exclusionary, recognizable as a legitimate emotion for only a privileged few. It is an instrument of patriarchy as well as a potential feminist resource. Rage shapes moral claims for racial justice, movements against gender violence, and opposition to the global rise of authoritarian regimes.  Rage can do so in ways that both extend and depart from the histories of feminist and queer raging that marked late-twentieth-century radical feminism, global organizing against HIV/AIDS, and against police brutality.

Deadline extended - Special issue of the Journal of the MMLA - Transatlantic Dialogues

updated: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:16am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018

This special issue of the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association aims to interrogate how transatlantic encounters, itineraries, and movements have shaped literary and cultural expressions, influencing the formation of both individual and collective knowledge.  In particular, it aspires to foster a dialogue to address political, ethical, sexual, and aesthetic questions related to transatlantic interactions among people, practices, and ideas, expanding from traditional Eurocentric perspectives and canonized narratives to encompass a global perspective.  This dialogue becomes even more relevant in the present days, considering the political and cultural implications of such motilities.  Transatlantic travels have played a

Document Design in Place-Based Studies (poster session)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:31pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

Have you taught a place-based course in literature, history, American studies, or the humanities more generally? Have you focused on place in courses on Latinx, African American, Native American, or queer studies? What design choices did you make when creating your syllabus? If you were to redesign the documents for this course, what would you change?

I invite participants for a poster session in document design for place-based studies to take place at the 49th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML) in East Lansing, Michigan, on May 16-18, 2019.

Journal of the British Fantasy Society: Open call for papers

updated: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:58pm
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Open call for papers

The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. We are looking for submissions from people who are primarily researching fantasy, but we are also interested in the related fields of horror, science fiction, folklore etc. Our contributors and readers have interests across many genres and in many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on.

We are keen to hear about contemporary works, but are also happy to receive submissions about works, creators or areas that have fallen by the wayside over the years.