Following up on the successful 2019 panel, the Digital Americanists seek proposals (c. 250 words) for a panel at the 2020 American Literature Association Conference (San Diego, May 21–24, 2020).
The intensifying intimacy between humans and technology generates “de-naturalized” relations of body, cognition and time. This bodily experience of alienation is not solely technological, but also social. While we can try to escape denaturalization and alienation, we can also consider them as autonomous processes of production and reproduction.
Today, predictive processing determines how control is produced and reproduced technically, whether in drone warfare, high-speed trading, computerized borders, or facial recognition technologies. As attention-management, statistical parameters and machine learning emerge as nonlinear instruments, biology is no longer describable under the strict terms of biopower.
“Digital Humanities in the American Literature Classroom”
The Digital Americanists solicit abstracts (c. 250 words) for a roundtable discussion at the 2020 American Literature Association Conference (San Diego, May 21–24, 2020).
Theere is one week left as the CFP for the Handbook of Research on Machine Ethics and Morality has been extended to December 2, 2019. Thank you to everyone who has submitted a proposal. I’m expecting a similarly robust exchange for this extended call. Again, I’m interested in approaches to the topic from the humanities, with exploration on rhetorics and philosophies of artificial intelligence, machine ethics, and moral machines.
Cesare Pavese left an unforgettable mark on Twentieth century Italian culture. His multifaceted intellectual personality took many shapes. He was a poet, a translator, a member of the Einaudi publishing house, a novelist: in short, he was a complete intellectual. His literary production was characterized by an extraordinary open-mindedness: he was the first to translate into Italian the American authors who influenced him; with "Dialoghi con Leucò" he reinterpreted classical mythology; he was interested in cinema. Seventy years after his death, what methodologies can we employ to study his work? How can we interpret his open-mindedness, based on the cultural context of the first half of the Twentieth century and looking at the present time?
CALL FOR PAPERS
JOURNALISM FROM LEGACY TO TRANSMEDIA
Volume 1 of the edited series Transmedia Journalism
Edited by Dawn P. Spring, PhD
Volume 1, Journalism from Legacy to Transmedia examines the academic foundation and history of transmedia journalism in relation to legacy media, social media, transmedia storytelling, and transmedia studies.
International chapter submissions are invited for inclusion in this forthcoming book to be published by Common Ground Publishing’s Communication and Media Studies Book Imprint (https://oncommunicationmedia.com/books/call-for-papers/) in mid-2020.
Key Dates Volume 1:
Special Panel CFP : “Pop Culture Magic: Chaos, Memes, and Social Media”
In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020
Call for Contributions
Internet, Humor, and Nation in Latin/x America Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste and Juan Poblete (Editors)
In the heart of their communities and repositories of some of the most independent cultural collections in the UK, independent libraries are social, educational, working spaces which deliver numerous personal benefits to those who use them. This year’s theme is inspired by Ray Oldenburg’s The Great Good Place (1989), in which Oldenberg discusses the desirable ‘third place’: public places where anyone can gather and interact. Unlike the first place (home) and the second place (work), third spaces offer inexpensive access to discussion, pleasure, and community, leading to social cohesion, civic engagement, and the wellbeing that comes from a sense of place. Third spaces can be cafes, main streets, coffeehouses, beer gardens…
Papers on Language and Literature Special Issue
Decentring the Avant-garde: Landscape, Travel and the (Other’s) Gaze in Experimental Film and New Media
This two-day interdisciplinary conference is hosted by the AHRC Funded Chronotopic Cartographies project (Lancaster University) in partnership with The British Library. It comes out of primary research into the digital visualisation of space and time for fictional works that have no real-world correspondence. Chronotopic Cartographies develops digital methods and tools that enable the mapping of literary works by generating graphs as “maps” directly out of the coded text.
We are excited to announce that this year’s Keystone DH will be held at Temple University in Philadelphia. Keystone DH is an annual conference and a network of institutions and practitioners committed to advancing collaborative scholarship in digital humanities research and pedagogy across the Mid-Atlantic.
Proposals are welcome on any aspect of digital technologies and their application to the humanities and/or social sciences. We highly encourage projects that focus on the collaborative nature of research and teaching. Senior scholars should foreground the labor of students, librarians, and/or the community that sustained the project. We especially welcome proposals with representative and inclusive speaker involvement.
Journal of Communication Technology
Call for Papers
It’s in the Interface: Content, Practice, and Production in the Age of Streaming Television
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Conference & Colloquium, to be held in June 2020 alongside classes at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Conference & Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Participation comes free with DHSI registration, and contributors not planning to register for a DHSI course can join for a modest participation fee of $150 CDN.
DHARTI Twitter Conference: Innovating for DH in India
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Innovating for DH in India, the first DHARTI Twitter Conference, will take place January 19th, 2020.
DHARTI is an initiative to bring together scholars engaged in digital practices in the arts and humanities with India being a point of reference. In its earlier avatar DHARTI was the Digital Humanities Alliance of India (DHAI). The first Digital Humanities Conference of India, organised jointly by IIM Indore and IIT Indore and was held at IIM Indore in 2018.
To meet the needs of the growing body of online students, online pedagogy scholars persist in their efforts to ensure online education is as vibrant and effective as its onsite counterpart, if not more so. However, scholarship focusing on teaching creative writing, specifically, online is limited. As Bronwyn T. Williams rightfully points out, “the scholarship in creative writing pedagogy remains remarkably unengaged with digital technologies” (247). Given the youthfulness of creative writing scholarship, particularly when compared to other work that has taken the forefront in English studies, it is fair to assume that creative writing scholarship might be too limited at the present to include online education perhaps as it should.
Call for Proposals
EXTENDED Submission Deadline: November 17th, 2019
The CUNY Games Network (City University of New York) invites all involved in higher education pedagogy — faculty, administrators, graduate students, undergraduates, game designers, and learning professionals — to submit a talk or posters on the theory and practice of play and games, non-digital or digital, including interactive classroom learning activities. We also welcome game demos and playtesting that focus on higher education.
See the bottom of this page to submit your proposal.
In your submission, you will be asked to choose from the following formats:
Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy 2020
Revolutions in Reading: Literary Practice in Transition
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 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