Archetypal and Jungian psychology have a well-established and verified relationship with esoteric and occult worldviews, a circumstance demonstrated even more clearly with the publication of Jung's Liber Novus. However, while there is considerable literature on the intersections of the general background of psychodynamic origins with the occult milieu, they have been explored less systematically and also less sensationally. Similarly, while parapsychology occupies a significant place in popular cultural lore that overlaps with conspiracism and also the study of the paranormal, systematic inquiry into the relationship of scientific psychology with occult, esoteric, magical, and mystical worldviews has also been less prominent, though present non
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.
In The Temple (1633), George Herbert observes that “broken bones may joy,/ And tune together in a well-set song.” Here, Herbert observes the interplay between ailments that affect both the spiritual and physical senses. Senses - understood to be those faculties that acquire knowledge vis-à-vis experience - serve as a shared vocabulary informing both spiritual (i.e., transcendent, religious) and physical (i.e., materialistic, naturalistic) means of treatment. But even in our own day, such connections among theories of sense, spiritual and physical illnesses, and their treatments reconfigure what we mean by “healing” in medical discourses.
The emerging cyborgs, transhumans and posthumans call for an urgent reconsideration of humans as individuals and collectives. The identity of the human in the 21st century eludes the constraining boundaries of definitions underpinned by simplifying and simplified dichotomies. Affecting all the spheres of life, the discoveries and achievements of recent decades have challenged the bipolar categorizations of human and nonhuman, human and animal, or even human and machine, and thus opened the door to transdisciplinary considerations.
This special issue of Science Fiction Studies examines food’s multiple registrations across the spectrum of historical and contemporary SF. As a core element of both the problems with and solutions to the climate crisis, the global food system is the nexus of an array of future-oriented concerns emerging around issues such as security, diet, foodways, technologies, population, habitats, consumer cultures, production techniques, energy regimes and much more. As a result of this focus the very concept of eating and food as baseline cultural material has arguably been placed under the sign of the future to a greater extent than hitherto experienced.
Out of Bounds: An Exploration of Boundaries in CrisisOnline Conference: 14 & 15 July 2021Trinity Centre for Literary & Cultural Translation
From the exact lines on an architect’s blueprints to the demarcations on maps that shape the world today, boundaries have consequences. In concrete form they have separated societies, but they need not be material in order to exert power. The onset of crisis often sees the imposition of boundaries that are nebulous and ill-defined but surely no less potent than the menacing walls of segregation.
Jennifer Ackerman’s national bestseller The Genius of Birds (2016) highlights how birds and humans, while on seemingly different evolutionary paths, have coincided in interesting ways as both have risen to meet the challenges of nature (The Genius of Birds 12). Birds have consistently been alluded to in literature, dating back to the Greeks, and the proposed edited collection Avian Aesthetics seeks to deepen the awareness of the importance of birds in the literary and popular imagination while simultaneously focusing on how the human vision of birds has altered in an age of Animal Studies, species-ism, and climate change.
Canadian Society for Digital Humanities
CSDH/SCHN Conference 2021
Remote, hosted from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (May 30- June 4th, 2021)
Événement en ligne accueilli par Edmonton, AB (30 mai - 4 juin 2021)
Deadline / date limite : 15 January 2021
Paper / Panel / Poster / Demo Abstracts: https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2021/
Activities Abstracts: https://bit.ly/CSDHSCHN2021Activity
(Appel en français ci-dessous.)
CfP: Wet feet? Flooding, resilience and the climate crisis (online conference)
Keynote speakers to be announced
Funded by the Sheffield Water Centre, The University of Sheffield
19 May 2021
Deadline for proposals: 15 January, 2020
Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology
The field of brain-computer interfaces (BCI) has advanced rapidly over the last few years. From consumer friendly companies like OpenBCI and Emotiv, that make BCI technology and its vast applications available to the masses, to Elon Musk’s much publicized company Neuralink, brain-computer interfaces are on the precipice of revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. Without question, brain-computer interfaces will attain cultural saturation in the near future.
Volume 63 (4/2021)
Submission deadline: June 30, 2021
Editors:Thorsten Botz-Bornstein (Gulf University for Science & Technology, Kuwait)
Adrian Mróz (The Jagiellonian University in Krakow, PL)
Bullshit Studies is a developing scholarly discipline that emerged in the late 20th century. Prominent contemporary researchers include Harry G. Frankfurt, David Graeber, Eva M. Dadlez, André Spicer, Eldar Sarajlic, Jörg Meibauer, Craig Dalton, Martin Harry Turpin, Vladimir Alexeev, and many others. We are witnessing a rise of interest in earlier concepts such as fakery, inauthenticity, Deepities (as defined by Daniel Dennett), fake news, and post-truth.
CfP: Victorian Ecologies
Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fourteenth issue (2021) on the theme of “Victorian Ecologies” will be guest edited by Elizabeth Miller (UC Davis).
The International Conference on Art, Museums and Digital Cultures will bring together different scientific and creative perspectives on the crossovers between information technologies and the arts. How are museums, curators and the artists themselves responding to the opportunities, but also the risks, of the so-called “digital transformation”?
Recognising the complexity and plurality of digital cultures, the conference will discuss recent or ongoing research works in different geographies and cultural contexts.
We invite scholars, independent researchers, digital media specialists, curators and artists to submit proposals for a 15-minute in-person or online presentation, focusing on one or more of the following topics:
Australian Feminist Studies, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis is seeking expressions of interest for contributions to a planned forum devoted to the topic of ‘New Feminist Research Ethics’.
We anticipate publishing wide-ranging sets of ideas that capture the current and emerging challenges and opportunities for feminist researchers.
Contributions may engage generally with questions concerning feminist research ethics or they may offer a reflection on a specific research project or activity.While the expectation is that contributions will be scholarly in orientation, less conventional provocations and manifestos are also welcome. All submissions will be peer-reviewed as per the journal’s policies.
Language, Culture, Environment is Central Asia’s first internationally peer-reviewed, English-language humanities journal, published four times per year by KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Our aim is to encourage a diverse range of international collaborative work that contributes to our knowledge and understanding of communication and cultural practices and offers new perspectives on the challenges confronting a new age of environmental change.
The ISSN for this open-access, online journal is 2709-5010.
HUNGER AND WASTE
Volume 39, Number 2, Fall 2021
Issue Editor: Isabelle Meuret
This issue of Literature and Medicine will interrogate expressions of hunger and waste in both literary and biomedical contexts.
Hunger is a physiological disposition, a daily preoccupation, and a metaphor for desire. On another scale, global hunger—leading to malnutrition and starvation—affects hundreds of millions living in poverty. As for waste, the dearth, careless use, or squandering of resources, together with climate change and other environmental challenges, have raised new concerns about food supplies and unequal access.
The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion?
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Virtual Conference, April 8-11, 2021
Co-organizers: Sarah Ensor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY)
Abstracts due by Oct 31.
Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia
Man has not been able to describe himself as a configuration in the episteme without thought at the same time discovering, both in itself and outside itself, at the borders yet also in its very warp and woof, an element of darkness, an apparently inert density in which it is embedded, an unthought which it contains entirely, yet in which it is also caught.
– Michel Foucault
Colonial Knowledges Online Seminar Series
Every other Wednesday 5pm, starting 13th January 2021
Call for Papers:
Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.
“Memory believes before knowing remembers, believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.” In this passage from Light in August, Faulkner articulates memory’s persistence. His recognition that emotionally charged memories linger even as details fade is why, for Faulkner, “the past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research to be held Friday 12 February 2021, 0930 – 1930 (AEST)
Deadline for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 2 October 2020
Returning to the Gothic Ocean is a one day interdisciplinary virtual symposium dedicated to
an exploration of the haunted waters stretching across Australia to the Pacific, Southern and
Indian Oceans as well as the Timor, Tasman, Arafura and Coral Seas. Australian Gothic
fictions are steeped in terrestrial lore of the land and landscape and the architectural forms
built upon it. It descends from the “weird melancholy” of the bush in colonial literature
The representational challenges of climate change, unending environmental disaster, and the Anthropocene have spurred lively debates about realism, its uses or limits, and its antinomies. This seminar seeks to create an opportunity for a comparative aesthetics of realism, and to think deeply about realism and its antinomies in relation to climate change.
FORUM Postgraduate Journal Call for Papers
Issue 31 (2020): Art, Disease, and Expression
Science and art are the very nature of human attempts to understand and describe the world around us. As COVID-19 continues to dominate public discourse across the world - its ongoing effects trickling into every facet of our lives - the relationship between our health and how it affects the way we move through society has never felt more prescient. The 31st issue of FORUM aims to explore what has been identified as ‘sickness’ in literature and art through the years. How have the body and mind been treated by writers, artists, and cultural commentators - in sickness and in health.
In recent decades, critical theory and scholarship have taken up the category of matter and the material in order to renew interrogations of categories such as the “self” and the “human.” But whereas mid-twentieth century scholarship’s Marxist-historicist turn focused on material circumstances of reading and its social and political effects, these more recent theoretical endeavors – loosely aggregated under the framework of “new materialism” – explore and expand the notion of matter itself: what, after all, is matter, and how does it affect society and its discursive practices? How does it have agency or force, and how does it relate to life, broadly understood?
Lucerne Master Classes offer doctoral students from Switzerland and from abroad an intensive exchange with internationally renowned researchers. Selected doctoral students will receive the opportunity to present their work to the other participants and to discuss it with the guest expert.
Call for proposals
The Nonhuman in American Literary Naturalism
Editors: Kenneth K Brandt and Karin M Danielsson
Call for Papers
Edited Anthology to be published by Bloomsbury
Science Fiction in India: Parallel Worlds and Postcolonial Paradigms
Coronavirus disease with its global and local pandemic has been on the top agenda of Government leaders, scientists, health professionals, as well as on the daily headlines across journalistic media. New governmental measures, decrees, scientific recommendations, and sanitary campaigns emerge everyday to combat or alleviate the pandemic which are endorsed and spread through mainstream media. On one hand, a new discourse and rhetoric has been articulated to create, support, and even impose a ‘new normal’ that reconfigures how human beings communicate, interact, and socialize in public and private spaces.
Call for Papers: St. John’s University Humanities Review Spring 2021 Issue
St. John’s University Humanities Review
“Time in the Time of COVID-19: The Relationship Between Time and Distress”
Deadline for Abstracts: December 19th, 2020
Deadline for First-Draft Submissions: January 23rd, 2021
Editor: Stephanie Montalti
Contact Email: SJUHumanitiesReview@gmail.com