How do emergent and traditional forms of nonreading shape literary discourses and the political commons?
CFP Issue 34: Inhuman Algorithms
Algorithms are integral to a digital, networked, automated society. Thrown into the public spotlight by a certain high profile search engine, algorithms are increasingly recognised to exercise agency in practices such as governance, surveillance, online personalisation, medicine, design, high frequency trading, credit scoring and plagiarism. Computational machines make decisions about things, people, places and experiences, and humans learn to address algorithms.
Each month, the MediaCommons Field Guide hosts a different conversation in Media Studies, Digital Humanities, and Culture Studies asking contributors to connect their interests or research to a core conceptual question.
We are seeking contributors to shape diverse and intriguing conversations for our May 2019 issue, A Digital Space to Call Home, asking broadly:
How does homelessness and transience translate in digital spaces?
The responses we hope to compile in this issue can (but need not exclusively) address:
Current debates about digital technology are caught in a death spiral of gloom, doom and anxiety. After a long period of optimism that accompanied the explosion of social media and assumptions of their democratic potential, today’s discourse is dominated by fear. Fear about the unchecked power of digital monopolies like Facebook, Google and Amazon; about the (ab)use of social media by far right political movements; about the psychopathologies, risks and trade-offs associated with constant and unyielding connectivity; fears about the radical surveillance enabled by the digital.
VASILE ALECSANDRI UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF LETTERS
CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERSTUDIA academic journal
THE CONSTRUCTION OF REALITY IN THE POST-TRUTH AGE
Find the CfA online here: https://www.on-culture.org/submission/cfa-issue8/
This issue of On_Culture aims to explore the concept of distribution across disciplines, opening the scope from media studies and global history to the study of culture at large. By combining it with broader issues such as agency, digitality, or knowledge production, the issue will seek to capture distribution in its multiplicity of (political) implications, contexts, infrastructures, and applications.
WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND
APRIL 11–13, 2019
What is Technology? will examine interactions and transactions among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral knowledge and imagination, to navigate our everchanging world. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving into all domains of life. The conference-experience will enact a collaborative network of transdisciplinary research by cultivating information and communication as the heart of science, technology, engineering, art, medicine, and environments.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 21, 2019
WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND • APRIL 11–13, 2019
Intersectional Automations: Robotics, AI, Algorithms, and Equity
Edited Collection (Abstracts Due 1 April 2019)
Call for Papers
The Definition and Expansion of the Future Humanities
Deadline for submissions:
April 30, 2019
Full name / Name of organization:
The Institute of the Future Humanities, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
The Institute of the Future Humanities: www.ifh.or.kr
Conference on Narrative Games
NEW Deadline for submissions: Monday, March 11th
Keynote Speaker: Rachel Noel Williams (Narrative Writer, Riot Games; Lead Narrative Designer Telltale Games; Narrative Designer, Obsidian Entertainment)
Special Guest Writer: Jon Goff (16-year videogame and comic book veteran, including Halo, Destiny, and Crackdown 3)
The Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum invites abstract subissions for their 2020 MLA non-guaranteed session on Transmedia Storytelling in Children’s and Young Adult Literature:
Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum and the Screen Arts and Culture Forum.
Comics and graphic narratives have long explored the nonhuman as allegorical representatives of the human experience. This panel examines the difference medium makes in adapting comics and graphic narratives for the screen, and how transmedia narratives of the nonhuman represent/challenge our understanding of humanity, for example:
Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.
Call for Articles
KOME, an Europe-based international Open Access journal is currently accepting submissions for its 2019 and 2020 issues. We are a theory and pure research-oriented journal of communication studies and related fields. Basically, we consider results from the field of Communication, Media, Journalism and Theatre & Film studies that includes both strict theoretical contribution and methodological rigour (one could think that this basically means social sciences perspectives, but we also consider papers closer to the humanities side of communication and media studies).
We are delighted to announce that the 2nd International Conference ‘Around the Humanities’, focusing on the theme of Madness, will take place in Cracow 27-28 April 2019.
We invite submissions in the broad field of humanities and social sciences, including medical humanities and jurisprudence. Submissions from students and PhD candidates who in their interdisciplinary research address the issues of madness and insanity are particularly encouraged.
The deadline for submissions is 24 February 2019. The abstracts for 20-minute presentations should be 150-250 words long. Attaching a bibliography is encouraged and it does not count towards the word limit.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the beginning of March.
Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship published by Penn State UP, invites submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery. The journal also publishes scholarly bibliographies and other bibliographical overviews. Typical contributions include newly discovered letters and documents, checklists of primary and/or secondary writings about American authors, and biographical and compositional studies drawn from archival materials.
The South Central Modern Language Association Technology in the Classroom session is currently searching for conference papers that discuss utilizing technology while teaching. Papers on any related topic will be considered for the session taking place during SCMLA's 76th Annual Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas from October 24-26, 2019.
The Annual Conference of the MLA will meet in Seattle on January 9-12, 2020. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites proposals investigating the topic, “Hawthorne, his Circle, and the Digital Humanities,” or “DH for NH,” for short. We welcome interest in all aspects of the intersection of digital humanities with Hawthorne’s circle, including figures such as Sophia Peabody Hawthorne (whose papers were digitalized alongside those of Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, and 35,000 other items from the NYPL’s Berg Collection in 2012), Melville, Emerson, Fuller, and other local (Salem, Concord, Boston, the Berkshires) contemporaries. Proposals might include (but are not limited to) such topics as:
Soliciting essays for an edited collection on digital heritage storytelling for luxury fashion:
The editor of the project, Dr. Amanda Sikarskie, University of Michigan, has been in conversation with Heidi Lowther, Routledge Editor for Museum & Heritage Studies, Conservation, Library & Info Science, and Digital Humanities, and Routledge is keen to see a full proposal of the collection. The project might have a home in Routledge’s Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities series, or might be a stand-alone title.
About the project
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Shelly Eversley, Baruch College, CUNY
Krystyna Michael, The Graduate Center, CUNY
The newly-formed North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Data Caucus will host its free inaugural conference at the University of Virginia on November 15-16, 2019. Our conception of data encompasses British and North American practices for gathering and expressing information; cultural attitudes toward data; the rising disciplines and technologies that lead to today’s communications, new media, critical coding, and data science; digital collections; digital pedagogies; quantitative methods; data theory, and digital humanities. We welcome proposals from those working with historical and/or technical data, as well as the digital-curious.
This is a Call for Chapters to be published in the book "Developing Effective Communication Skills in Archaeology" by IGI Global.
Enrico Proietti, expert in Communication of Archaeological Heritage from the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities (see contacts below), is the editor.
Call for Chapter Proposals: Teaching Literature in the Online Classroom
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
“Applying Internet Laws and Regulations to Educational Technology” Published by IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania
The Pacific Rim English Conference is a graduate student ran academic conference in English studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Aspen Knight, the director of this years conference is a second year masters student with the department of English at UAA. Her current research is on digital rhetoric and feminism. She, and the rest of the Pacific Rim conference committee welcomes all participants and is excited about this upcoming conference. 2019 Call for Proposals Reframing Colonialism: Considering Languages, Cultures, and Identities The effects of colonialism continuously shape the way we all live our everyday lives, making it one of the most challenging subjects in academia.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS -- Special Issue of Computers and Composition
Rhetorics of Data: Collection, Consent, & Critical Digital Literacies
Guest Editors: Les Hutchinson (Michigan State University) and Maria Novotny (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)