Revolutions in Reading: Literary Practice in Transition
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your submissions!
Dr Bridget Vincent and Harriet Lander
As a research team devoted to artistic practice, we are motivated by the questions: How does artistic practice lead to the production of knowledge? How does, in turn, artistic knowledge relate to its material base? How does contingent materiality guide the artist towards finding form and developing a statement?
The proposed volume is consecrated to the object as a process in order to offer new insights into the ways the object (broadly construed, comprising digital and other non-classical objects) becomes an active element in artistic practice. This exploration intends to furnish a better understanding of artistic production.
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.
The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. Our contributors and readers have interests across many genres and in many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on.
The Sixteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society will be held at the iHotel and Conference Center at the University of Illinois Research Park, Champaign, USA, 26–27 March 2020.
To submit your proposal please follow the link here: https://techandsoc.com/2020-conference/call-for-papers
Call for Chapter Proposals: Disruptive and Emerging Technologies
Full Chapters Due: NOVEMBER 1, 2019 (Note extended deadline)
Digital Humanities is an emerging field of study that makes an interface between the application of the digital tools and methods to the study of humanities. It’s an interdisciplinary field which utilizes the computational methods and techniques to make significant interventions in the study and research in humanities and social sciences. In recent years, this interdisciplinary study has made remarkable changes in the tradition modes of research, and pedagogy and this has facilitated a kind of inquiry that has never been undertaken in the field of humanities.
In a letter written to Jacques Derrida in 1982, Gilbert Simondon poses a question to the project of deconstruction: “Why not think about founding and perhaps even provisionally axiomatizing an aesthetico-technics or techno-aesthetics?” Aesthetic thought has for too long remained at the level of subjective contemplation, which effaces any substantive understanding of technology’s effects upon the larger cultural sphere. The technical and the aesthetic, Simondon contends, should instead be understood as a “continuous spectrum” of experience, as each are composed of a “set of sensations” that emerge as matter is transformed, whether by the artist, the engineer, the designer, or the machinist.
Special Issue Editors:
Shyam B. Pandey, Purdue University
Ai-Chu Elisha Ding, Ball State University
Santosh Khadka, California State University Northridge
Panel MV07: On the Move: Performativity, Identity and Cultural Practice in Digital Culture.
Royal Anthropological Institute with British Academy/British Museum/Royal Geographical Society/SOAS University of London
4-7 June 2020 London/UK
Special Issue Call for Papers:
The Digital South
Guest Editors: Vernon Burton and Jozefien De Bock, Clemson University
Publication Schedule: Volume 58, number 1 (Fall 2020)
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2019
This panel examines the teaching of college writing, rhetoric, and composition in the digital age by exploring rhetorical situations, genres, and technologies in both the professional and academic realms, with particular attention to digital rhetoric, pedagogy, information and media literacy, and literary and cultural studies. This panel engages deeply with NeMLA’s conference theme of “shared spaces and places” online and in the classroom, and focuses on the cutting-edge of “shaping languages and cultures” in the digital sphere.
CFP: Over*Flow: Responses to Breaking TV & Media News
The CUNY Games Conference 6.0
A three-day event to promote and discuss game-based pedagogies in higher education.
January 15-17, 2020, at the CUNY Graduate Center
and the Borough of Manhattan Community College
Call for Proposals -- due Oct. 20, 2019
We invite all involved in higher education pedagogy — faculty, administrators, graduate students, undergraduates, and game designers — to submit a talk or poster on the theory and practice of play and games. We also welcome game demos and playtesting that focus on higher education.
ATTENDING TO LITERATURE
We invite paper proposals for a British Academy funded interdisciplinary symposium on the concept of attention, to be held at the University of Nottingham School of English on the 3rd December. The symposium has three aims:
1. To allow researchers who work on similar questions from different disciplines to interact for the purpose of developing future collaborations and networks;
2. To provide a training opportunity for ECRs in engagement and outreach, allowing participants to practice bringing the specifics of their research to bear on an issue of public concern (attention);
Translation as Reading
CFP: ACLA 2020, March 19-22, Chicago.
Organizers: Junjie Luo and Eugene Eoyang
“I am a citizen of the cosmos” Cynic Diogenes replied in the fourth century BCE when he was asked about his origins. What does it mean to be a global citizen today? Highly complex, multilayered and always contemporary, the concept of cosmopolitanism offers fertile ground and uncharted waters for scholarly interpretations. For millennia, philosophers have theorized on the meaning of global citizenship in an effort to identify who are the “kosmopolites”, the real citizens of “the Small World, the Great” in the words of Nobel laureate Odysseus Elytis.
In an ever changing world the problems of setting boundaries as well as the need to create meanings and establish understanding of diverse phenomena have always been of the utmost importance for humanity. Borders, boundaries, frontiers, and borderlands, naturally formed or man made, are grounded in various ethical traditions, and have always been associated with limits and restrictions. The ongoing process of globalisation is changing the role and stereotypes of borders, so that they are often seen as opportunities rather than constraints. However, in some cases they are still being militarized and conflicted.
The twentieth century, violent and brutal, offers a wide spectrum of material that deserves further analysis. The Great War introduced the first aspects of modern warfare; the Second World War, even more devastating in its atrocities, advanced war further. The Cold War introduced modern society to new methods and technological advancements of warfare, beyond anything our species had seen. The thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Iron Curtain in 1989 altered the balance of global power yet again.
The origin myths of multiple cultures describe a primordial order of life which emerges from the subterranean world into an upper world of light and growth. In recent eras, light has come to serve as a metaphor for learning and technological advancement. The term “enlightenment” continues to portray humankind as both the embodiment of spiritual growth and an historic era in which science and the humanities grew intertwined. Like moths, we are drawn to the light—everything from the sun to gilded manuscripts to the screens of our own computers. This conference examines the way light has and continues to reveal significant aspects of the human condition.Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Childhood is a crucial stage in the formation of personality, value orientations, self-image and ideas about the world. However, the subject of childhood has become the target of research relatively recently. A wide range of problems and an interdisciplinary approach to this phenomenon have extended the boundaries of the academic and professional research interests. Nowadays, the study of children and childhood is an integral part of the humanities and social sciences. We invite psychologists, educators, sociologists, anthropologists, cultural and literary scholars, historians, art experts, lawyers, linguists and specialists in other fields to participate in the conference.
Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Migration has been a constant feature of human history – “homo migrans” have existed ever since “homo sapiens”. Recently the themes of migration and integration have been especially topical in Europe and in other parts of the world due to massive and ever-growing movement of population. These spreading in-flows of immigrants have a strong impact on the social, economic and political climate of host countries, which are often highly challenged by the growing number of immigrants and, therefore, have to review their immigration and integration policies to adjust to the contemporary processes of globalization.
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
Many of us structure syllabi according to a familiar read-discuss-write a paper rhythm, a sequence that allows students to further explore ideas independently and in depth. But as natural and inevitable as this process seems, what really comes of the hours we all invest in the writing and grading of literary analysis papers?
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), Kalamazoo 2020
Cross-platform video games are now so popular as to constitute a financial threat to Netflix and other digital content services. One feature of many of these games is the ludic outlaw figure—found, for example, in the 2016 multiplayer Overwatch—that works to resist oppression within the game world. Because they signify popular definitions of justice and communal welfare, modern digital outlaws frequently evoke medieval outlaw representations, such as Robin Hood. In what specific ways do enduring medieval outlaw tropes function as model responses to oppression in modern games?
XXII Generative Art International Conference
deadline for submissions:
September 15, 2019
full name / name of organization:
Generative Design Lab, Argenia Association
GENERATIVE ART 2019
GA2019 , the 22nd Generative Art Conference, Exhibition, Live Performances
Location: Italy, Rome, Villa Giulia, National Etrurian Museum, the 19, 20 and 21 of December 2019
Art&Science - Image&Space - Music&Poetry - Visionary Scenarios - Infinity&Identity
The fourth edition of the Series, entitled "Posthuman Agency" will be held at NYU, in New York City, from April 30 to May2nd 2020.
The Call for Papers is now open. Deadline: December 31st 2019