For humankind, energy production and consumption present a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we need energy to survive; on the other hand, the production of energy with current technology poses a threat to our very survival as it is not sustainable from a long-term perspective. The emerging, highly interdisciplinary field of energy humanities (Szeman and Boyer “The Rise of Energy Humanities”, 2014) responds to these concerns by viewing energy as a key factor in contemporary human (social, cultural, political) relations.
science and culture
Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties is a peer-reviewed, international and multilingual open-access journal devoted to the interaction between literature and cultural and societal practices. The word “interference” denotes a situation of unsolicited or even unnecessary intervention, the conjunction of clearly distinct phenomena. If literature, and in particular the reservoir of texts commonly categorized as ‘modern’, has delineated itself and has been projected with a strong sense of autonomy vis-à-vis social, cultural, ideological or scientific discourses and material conditions, neither its production nor its reception ever happens in a vacuum.
UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2018
WHAT IS UNIVERSE? COMMUNICATION • COMPLEXITY • COHERENCE
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON IN PORTLAND • APRIL 19 – 21, 2018
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
The so-called “Golden Age” of American science fiction coincided with the mythologizing of the American home in the two decades following WW II as an idealized site for the realization of a certain conception of “American values.” While science fiction might seem an unlikely genre in which to explore and question ideas of domesticity, much science fiction in and since the 1950s has done just that.
The Second Galway Digital Cultures Initiative conference, Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, 20-21 April 2018
N. B. EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE
CALL FOR PAPERS, FICTION, ART, PERFORMANCE, MUSIC
Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-
A Reprise of the 2014 Conference,
Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27, 2018,
at The University of Chicago and Northwestern University,
with a Keynote Performance by
Adam Zaretsky (Marist College)
and a Roundtable on the Future of Animal Studies feat.
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume titled Ecofeminist Science Fiction. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to email@example.com by February 1, 2018. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by February 15, 2018. For accepted proposals, first drafts of full chapters (5,000 words) are due by June 1, 2018, and final versions are due August 1, 2018.
Confirmed chapters for Ecofeminist Science Fiction include the following:
The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Seventh International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 18–19 May 2018.
For the seventh issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather academics and professionals whose research focuses on and contributes to the conference topic:
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND EMOTIONS
American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference--May 24-28, 2018--San Francisco, California
"Embodiment and Charlotte Perkins Gilman"