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Energy humanities: What we know and where we are going

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
Matúš Mišík/Comenius University and Nada Kujundžić/University of Turku and University of Zagreb
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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.

Call for issues: "Interférences littéraires"/Literaire interferenties

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:08pm
Interférences Littéraires
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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.

What is Universe? Communication • Complexity • Coherence

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:08pm
University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

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.‎

Domestic Space: The Home in American Science Fiction--ALA 2018, San Francisco May 24-27, 2018

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
John Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

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.

Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:35am
University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018

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 for "Ecofeminist Science Fiction"

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:18pm
D. A. Vakoch / METI
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

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 dvakoch@meti.org 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:

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND EMOTIONS: 7th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:50am
Alfa BK University (Belgrade, Serbia)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

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

"Embodiment and Charlotte Perkins Gilman" ALA 2018

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:57pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference--May 24-28, 2018--San Francisco, California

"Embodiment and Charlotte Perkins Gilman"

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