Dear colleagues and Professors,
Although it is yet too early to draw conclusions about the ongoing public debate on Brexit, Britain’s tight vote to leave the European Union has certainly been read as a manifestation of deep divisions across the country. Political scientists Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin claim in “Britain after Brexit: A Nation Divided” (2017) that “for all the country’s political parties, articulating and responding to the divisions that were laid bare in the Brexit vote will be the primary electoral challenge of tomorrow.” The divisions brought into focus since the referendum are indeed manifold: 52% vs. 48%; England vs. Scotland vs. Wales vs. Northern Ireland; city vs. countryside; liberal vs. conservative; old vs. young; high vs.
Society for the Science, Literature, and the Arts (SLSA) 2018 "Out of Mind" Conference
Call for Papers for SLSA Panel
Panel Title: Matter as Womb, Mind as Matter: Idealism, Materialism, and Feminist Theory
“Bodies have all the explanatory power of minds” –Elizabeth Grosz, Volatile Bodies (1994)
The theme of this year's SLSA Conference in Toronto, Canada is Out of Mind (15-18 November)
This year ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) will consider this theme in relation to technology and/or the Anthropocene.
Please a 200 word bio and a 250 word abstract to Dr. Helena Feder (email@example.com) by 3/30/18.
Topics not limited to:
Computerization of the mind, from the inside out
Genetic modificantion, geoomorphing, and climate change
New work on cognition and empathy, within or cross-species
Relationship between theory (ecological thought) and (ecological) praxis
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The editors of The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies are now soliciting article and review submissions for Issue #17, due to be published in Autumn 2018.
The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (ISSN 2009-0374) is currently seeking submissions of articles and reviews that deal with any aspect of gothic and horror studies, including (but not limited to) literature, film, television, theatre, art and architecture, music, and new media. Please note that we cannot include pictures or sound files with articles or reviews.
We will consider articles between 5000 and 7000 words. Articles should follow the MHRA style guide.
Critical Essays on Arthur Machen
edited by Antonio Sanna
Mermaids, giants, gorgons, harpies, dragons, cyclopes, hermaphrodites, cannibals,amazons, krakens, werewolves, barbarians, savages, zombies, vampires, angels, demons– all of those inhabit and represent our deepest fears of attack and hybridization, but also our deepest desires of transgression. Frequently described in antithetical terms, monsters were frequently read in the past as holy inscriptions and proofs of the variety and beauty of the world created by God, or as threats to civilization and order. These opposing views on the monster show the radically different values that have been assigned to monsters since they started to permeate the human imagination in manuscripts, maps, and books.
The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes abstracts for papers that pursue an intertextual approach to any aspect of literature, film, or performance related to Australia or Aotearoa/New Zealand. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Indigenous issues, immigration, health and well-being, and Australian identity. Comparative projects with other cultural traditions are also encouraged.
Please note that we would like to be included in the MLA theme, so papers that correspond with it are particularly encouraged. See: https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2019/2019-Presidential-Theme
The WMS is seeking submissions for the following session, co-sponsored with The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, for the 2019 MLA Convention. Please note that this session is not guaranteed (and is subject to approval by the MLA):
This session seeks new perspectives on publishing William Morris and his circle. Topics might focus on Morris as publisher, on illustrations, on printing, or on the physical format of the book. We especially welcome papers that address publications outside of the Kelmscott Press, and/or that feature book history or digital humanities approaches.
CALL FOR PAPERS
2018 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel
Kansas City, Missouri
November 15-18, 2018
In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Consuming Cultures,” the Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel welcomes proposals that explore methods of cultural consumption in 19th century Britain.
The myriad possible topics include methods of cultural consumption, production of materials to be consumed, and cultural and social expectations that govern, control, or recommend consumption, including the following: