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DIGITAL engAGEment Conference: Media. Literate. #activist.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:36am
Brooklyn College M.S. in Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

Call For Proposals:

DIGITAL engAGEment:  Media. Literate. #activist

Conference Date:  May 18, 2018

Conference Location:  25 Broadway, New York, NY

Deadline for proposals:  March 19, 2018 via email (please see below)

Digital Spatiality

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:35am
Dr Martin Roth, University of Leipzig
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018


“Digital Spatiality”

A special issue of Asiascape: Digital Asia


Guest Editors:

Dr. Rahul K. Gairola, Murdoch University, Australia

Dr. Martin Roth, University of Leipzig, Germany


Digital technologies, namely the “internet,” have catalyzed a dramatic shift in the production of space and how we conceive it. They are ambiguous at their borders, at once expanding yet shrinking notions of home and homeland, of the local and the global, and of the intangible and the material. Such fuzziness and shifting boundaries generate new spatial relations on multiple layers which we call “digital spatialities.”

Speculative Fiction – SAMLA – November 2-4, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:34am
Speculative Fiction Association / Lisa Bro
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from Gabriel García Márquez to China Miéville to Octavia Butler.  This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more.  Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 2

Politics and Aesthetics of Obsolescence

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:17pm
Moving Image & Media Studies at University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Call for Papers:

Politics and Aesthetics of Obsolescence

Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature /

Moving Image & Media Studies Conference

October 12th-13th, 2018


Keynote Speakers:

Professor Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Michigan State University)

Professor Joel Burges (University of Rochester, NY)


30th International Society for Humor Studies conference

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:18am
International Society for Humor Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

ISHS invites humour researchers and practitioners to Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss humour from its basic definitions to innovative research and everything in between. Bringing together a variety of scholars, students and creative practitioners, we welcome proposals of papers, posters, special panel contributions, workshops and other academic formats related to humour research or the applications of humour research in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Abstract submission / registration: 

Call for Proposals: Black Panther Model United Nations Simulations

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:18am
Roberto Sirvent, Hope International University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

We invite scholars, educators, activists, and college students to help create Model UN simulations based off the comic book series The Black Panther. The goal is to create an online archive of Black Panther committee simulations that are made available at no cost to middle schools, high schools, and universities organizing their own Model UN conferences.

Those interested are encouraged to contact Roberto Sirvent at When contacting Roberto, please indicate one (or more) of the following that best describes you:


Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:17am
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The SAMLA 90 Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and their Allies will be held at the Sheraton Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, from November 2-4, 2018.


This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists, through the lens of social and political activism. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts as reflections of grassroots or macropolitical movements.

Townes Van Zandt edited collection

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:13am
Ann Norton Holbrook/Saint Anselm College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Chapter proposals are invited for a volume of essays about songwriter Townes Van Zandt. The editors welcome proposals from scholars in any field: music, music history, English, communications, American studies, sociology, politics, philosophy, religion, marketing, etc. Edited chapters should be 20-25 pages in length (5000-7500 words). Submit typed, double-spaced papers using 12-point Times New Roman font and adhere to the latest updates according to MLA style conventions.