Despite numerous post-apocalyptic storylines, many science fiction texts are a celebration of life and seek ways of prolonging it, whether artificially or by providing warnings against our current behavior in order to preserve the life that already exists. The fact that death and potential immortality are so frequently featured throughout the genre underscores our preoccupation with overcoming the limitations imposed on our bodies by nature, while seeking means to go beyond what is currently possible.
Call for Papers
2023 EALA Annual Conference
Mapping Care: Imaginations, Practices, and Theories
Conference Organizers: ROC English and American Literature Association (EALA, Taiwan) and National Cheng Kung University
Date: October 14, 2023
Venue: National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2023
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is looking for original and well-researched interdisciplinary papers at the intersection of comparative literature, literary studies, literature and translation, language and translation studies, linguistics, foreign language education, translator education, and theory and cultural studies that fall within the scope of the Journal. The mission of the Journal is to facilitate a more expanded and participatory academic discussion on the theoretical and/or applied scholarly work under its scope, and to inform scholars and public about recent developments in these fields.
Fear, Risk and Safety: Post-Millennial Cultures of Fear in Literature (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2023)
This volume will bring together original articles studying cultures of fear in literature with a specific emphasis on postmillennial texts and will investigate such subtopics and fields as post-millennial political fiction, post-postmodern rewritings, “the culture of fear,” “world risk theory,” the postcolonial novel, post-humanist writing, trauma narratives, literary disaster discourses, environmental literature, apocalyptic scenarios, and personal apocalypse writing in the 21st century.
Call for Proposals Extended Deadline: Monday, January 30th
#IFM2023 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
June 7-9, 2023
Hosted by Toronto Metropolitan University (Canada), The University of Texas at Dallas (USA), Technological University of the Shannon (Ireland), Leeds Trinity University (UK), and Ithaca College (New York, USA)
Filmmaker and Professor in the Film and Digital Media Department and the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz
CARE COLLABORATION CRAFT
Articles for Lucian Blaga Yearbook – XXIV tome 1 – 2023
THEME: FEAR AND LITERATURE
The actuality of this type of theme is born out of the experience of the past years, when the pandemic brought about various reformulations, including of literature, but also out of the mutations which have arisen throughout the cultural ages under the influence of fear, analysed from a philosophical, literary, or cultural point of view in relation to all cultural products.
Issue XXIV (1) of the Lucian Blaga Notebooks advances the following axes of debate:
- Pandemics, epidemics, social maladies as reflected in literature
- Catastrophes and the apocalyptic imaginary
Victorians Journal CFP Winter Issue 2023
FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT
CALL FOR PAPERS
Cultures of Skin: Skin inLiterature and Culture,Past, Present, Future
7-8July 2023, University of Surrey, UK
Does a computer-generated AI classroom assignment or essay bear any of the hallmarks and expectations of the scholarly assignment or essay? What are the forensic differences and the ethical implications? Employing a particular scholarly text as contrast, this roundtable session invites comparative proposals exploring the scholarly value (if any) and ethical implications of AI-generated texts using ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer).
Please include a 250-word abstract and short bio no later than Tuesday, 28 February 2023, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for papers: Special issue of Apocalyptica
in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute for Decolonial Thought and Research (INCAPID/GLEFAS)
Edited by Yuderkys Espinosa-Miñoso and Ashanti Dinah Orozco Herrera
Abstracts are due March 30, 2023
Final manuscripts are due August 31, 2023
“There is no end / To what a living world / Will demand of you."
Strategies of Critique 2023:
Care and Cure
Call For Papers
17th - 19th May 2023, York University, Toronto, Canada
With Keynotes Speakers:
Patrice Douglass and Sara-Maria Sorentino
Call for Submissions
‘Feeling in the Long Nineteenth Century’
Romance, Revolution and Reform, Issue 6
Since increased critical attention paid to ‘affect’ in the 1990s, studies of the experience of feeling have grown exponentially across a range of disciplines. As various emotions historians have shown, passions, feelings, emotions, sentiments and affections were equally at the forefront of the minds of nineteenth-century thinkers from Wordsworth to Darwin. This issue is interested in how these contemporary and modern affective debates have impacted, and continue to impact, the ways in which we think about feeling.
In her book The Promise of Happiness (2010), Sara Ahmed explains how the concept of happiness is related to heteronormative notions of the “good life”: “The good life is the life that is lived in the right way, by doing the right things, over and over again” (Ahmed 2010, 36).Questioning the promise of a good life leads to unhappiness, but unhappiness (unlike happiness) can be productive for social change as it fosters a possibility to open to new affective spaces in the subject’s life. Ahmed describes individuals’ urges toward “the good life” as frequently grounded in attachments that, while often toxic and ultimately unfulfilling, are not recognized as such by the people who engage in these negative relations.
Working Book Title: Censorship Is a Drag: LGBTQ Materials and Programming Under Siege in Libraries – Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies
Editors: Jason D. Phillips and Jordan Ruud
Submission Link: https://tinyurl.com/censorshipisadrag
International Society for Philosophy in Film
Second Annual Symposium Call for Abstracts
August 24th-26th, 2023
Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2023 12th Annual Conference
29th – 30th June 2023, University of Liverpool, In Person and Online, https://crsfhome.home.blog/
“While most people conceptualise thinking as this straightforward linear thing, I see ideas spreading out into alternatives before one is selected. In this place every notion can potentially become reality.” (Tade Thompson, Rosewater)
KEYNOTES: Roz Kaveney (Writer and Independent Researcher) Dr Chris Pak (Swansea University)
AUTHOR ROUNDTABLE: Exploring metamorphosis and change in SF
PUBLISHING ROUNDTABLE: Getting published in academic journals
North, South, East, West
Cardinal points and regions
in contemporary British literature and arts
International conference SEAC / CECILLE
Université de Lille, 19-20 October 2023
Organized by Claire Hélie
Keynote speaker: Prof. Katy Shaw (Northumbria University)
Religious practice has arguably declined in Euro-American contexts in late modernity, provoking intense debates about secularization, but Christian movements continue to grow in the Global South, giving rise to new modes of literary production. The cultural, social, and theological aspects of these religious and literary expressions throughout Latin and South America, Africa, and Asia complicate and challenge commonly held notions about the field of Christianity and literature, inviting a widened scope of scholarly engagement.
Call for Papers - ReFocus: The Films of Don Siegel
New Romantic Narratives for the Twenty-First Century
Esferas Literarias, vol.6.
Continuous human presence in Low Earth Orbit, increasing expansion of techno-scientific infrastructures beyond Earth, and the extractivist ambitions of the commercial 'New Space' sector call for a reconsideration of the conventional analytical frameworks used to describe emergent (extra)terrestrial political, ecological, and social processes. On these accelerating investments, Vidmar has stated “the interplay between natural and social phenomena in the highly contested yet vastly open-ended Universe gave rise to an ecology of (trans)planetary systems – biological, technological and intellectual” (Matjaz, 2020, EASST.net).
The practice known as close reading has been for decades one of the central methodological commitments of literary studies. Consolidated, articulated, and promulgated as part of the professionalization of the field during the New Critical era, close reading survived the theory wars (gaining traction, even, thanks to deconstruction). It continues to be a major focus of teaching at the college and K-12 levels (where, since 2009, it has been an explicit part of the Common Core standards).
Pamiętnik Teatralny, a bilingual Polish-English academic quarterly published by the Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, welcomes submissions for a thematic issue addressing the festivalization of theater culture.
“Students in the Archives: Archival Pedagogy in Practice”
Edited Collection CFP Heather Fox & Amanda Stuckey
CALL FOR PAPERS
Environmental Racism and Environmental Casteism: African American and Indian Dalit Literature
Pamiętnik Teatralny, a bilingual Polish-English academic quarterly published by the Institute of Arts, Polish Academy of Sciences, invites submissions of articles for a thematic issue focused on theater at the decline of anthropocene.