On behalf of the Editorial Board of Culture, Theory and Critique, I would like to provide an update on our journal’s operations during this difficult time. We recognise that many authors and reviewers will have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in different ways and may thus not be able to meet deadlines or to carry out tasks that seemed entirely feasible but a few weeks ago at all. Please know that we understand entirely and reach out if ever you wish to discuss how we can work together for a positive result – and please forgive any automated reminders that still fly your way from our systems.
As the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction continues in our endeavor to highlight and generate discourse around diverse science fiction narratives, we’ve begun to look for ways of expanding our global readership. With that in mind, the Editorial Board has suggested a special issue on Middle Eastern Science Fiction for our winter issue, due for publication around November 2020. To do such an endeavor justice, we would like to release the project as our first dual-language issue, published in both English and in Arabic.
Modern Language Association
Seventy-fourth annual convention
October 8-10, 2020
Boulder, Colorado | Millennium Harvest House Hotel
English Nineteenth-Century Panel
Deadline Extended: April 30
Two broadly anthropocene concerns—the ‘human’ condition along with the condition of this human planet, Earth—bear on all discursive practices central to contemporary areas of research in humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Both these concerns reconfigure ways in which humans have come to make sense of themselves and of the world which they share with other forms of life. The anthropocene—ramifications of Cartesian vision of human subject, the giver of meaning, that ultimately subdues all nature and co-existing life-forms—however is challenged by a posthuman turn in the latter half of 20th Century that trenchantly undercuts the foundations of humanism catapulting from the set boundaries established by the ideal of Enlightenment.
The global lockdown has made us confined to our primeval cave-like shelter of home. The postgobal earth is in suspended condition, as if it needs some time for hibernation. In the face of increasing number of death, we all are seeking solutions, exploring options and thinking of new patterns of life. Surely the world will change permanently after this and if we are fortunate enough to see the post-Corona world, we will reminisce about our pre-Corona days. In between, during the uncertain lockdown period, we expect humankind to respond to the pandemic in creative ways.
We are seeking submission of creative works for a Special Collection to be created from the submitted works in Continuous Publication mode.
David Ramírez Plascencia (University of Guadalajara) and Barbara Carvalho Gurgel (UMass Dartmouth) invite you to send full chapters for the edited collections The Politics of Technology in Latin America Vol. 1 and Vol. 2., which will be submitted to Routledge’s Series, Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs. The editorial has already accepted the project and it is under contract, we are looking for additional works to complete both volumes. Chapters related with the following topics are particularly welcome:
UPDATE: Deadline extended to April 30, 2020!
We are currently accepting proposals for the Science Fiction and Fantasy panel at the South Central MLA conference in Houston, Texas, October 8-10, 2020. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments, and will notify attendees and applicants of any changes as soon as we are made aware.
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book called Coronavirus, Climate Crisis, and Eco-anxiety: Psychology of Pandemics, Global Heating, and Planetary Hope. Chapter proposals should explore the psychological dimensions of the threats to human health and survival posed by pandemics such as the coronavirus, as well as by the accelerating global climate emergency. To cover the global scope of these threats, we seek contributions from around the world. Confirmed contributions include:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION: APRIL 30
Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)
Midwest Modern Languages Association
November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI
“Ecological Communities: Animal Neighbors in Literature and Film”
This year’s “Animals in Literature and Film” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting (November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” specifically how works of literature or film cultivate or impair ecological communities, broadly defined.
Call for Papers, Submission Deadline EXTENDED TO APRIL 8/2020.
Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency
A Nearly Carbon-Neutral (NCN) online symposium sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara
July 10-31, 2020
Is it time to panic yet?
First call for papers EASLCE 2020
Transcreations: Creaturely encounters as cultural artefacts.
9th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE)
November 3-6, 2020
University of Granada (Spain)
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book examining global portrayals of the coronavirus in diverse print, broadcast, and online media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, social media, television, podcasts, and popular culture.
A sampling of confirmed chapters follows:
When we began talking about organizing a nearly carbon-neutral (NCN) symposium on how the humanities can be rethought and repurposed in an age of rapidly worsening ecosocial crises.
The past several weeks have brought into further relief the necessity of building academic infrastructures outside of conventional conference formats. Furthermore, COVID-19 is testing our academic institutions and societies in ways that will offer many lessons as the humanities respond to longer-term issues, particularly the climate crisis and the spread of authoritarianism.
Modernist Studies Association Conference
Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020
The Globe of Life Blood Trembling: Science Fiction and William Blake Blake's demonstrable knowledge of science is often eclipsed by his reputed mysticism. Please submit abstracts/papers exploring his adaptation of scientific theory and/or 19th, 20th or 21st century science fiction works which intersect with Blake. Papers cannot be read in absentia. The MLA Convention will be 7-10 Jan. 2031 in Toronto Canada. Josephine Ann McQuail, Tennessee Tech U (email@example.com )
ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT (ASLE)
Global Center for Religious Research
Division of Religious History
Call for Submissions!
The Effects of Pandemics on Religious History
The Division of Religious History for the Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is seeking written submissions to be anthologized in a bound publication dedicated to the influence and effects of pandemics on religion.
Call for papers: BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences
London Academic Publishing, UK
Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2020
Extended Submission Deadline: April 20, 2020
No publication fee will be charged.
ISSN 2516-869X (Print)
ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)
BROLLY welcomes submissions of original papers that make contributions to the research field of social sciences, pursuing the changes that occur in the contemporary world.
Dance and Disruption: Science and Body in the Long Nineteenth Century
A Working Symposium hosted by the Dance Studies Association Working Group, Dancing the Long Nineteenth Century
NEW DATES: August 8-9, 2020, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, USA
Call for papers for a proposed session at the 2021 MLA Annual Convention, Jan. 7-10 in Toronto.
CALL FOR PAPERS
OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 10(2)
ISSN: 2093-5498 (Print) / 2671-969X (Online)
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.10 No.2 that will be published on July 31, 2020. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 10(2), please submit your manuscript by April 30, 2020.
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CFP: SCIENCE FICTION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020
Wednesday, July 8th - Saturday July 11th
Indiana University, Bloomington IN
Conference Theme: Forms of Fabulation
(author of Little, Big)
The Science Fiction Research Association invites proposals for its 2020 annual conference, to be held on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
with a Forum on Data and Computational Pedagogy
Gregory Palermo (Northeastern University)
Brandon Walsh (University of Virginia Library)
Kelly Hammond (CUNY Graduate Center)
CFP for MLA 2021: Eugenics and the Body We are seeking submissions for our panel, entitled "Eugenics and the Body," at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention to be held on January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON. This panel seeks to consider how eugenics—a discourse of the perfectibility of man that centers reproduction—influenced the literary construction of bodies in the broadest sense (literal, figurative, (non-)human, national, etc.). Please submit 300-word abstract for paper and 50-word bio.
Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with the established anthropocentrism and the idea of human exceptionalism.
IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DEVELOPMENTS, THIS SYMPOSIUM HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN OCTOBER 2020
Call for Papers — Symposium “Bio and Psyche: Reading the Symptomatic Body”
May 1 and 2, 2020
Humanities Research Center, Rice University
Prof. Christopher Lane (Northwestern University), author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness (2007).
CFP Between XI.21 (May 2021) – www.betweenjournal.it
Call for papers
Forms and metamorphosis of “non conscious” before and after Freud:
“scientific ideologies” and literary representations
Edited by Silvia Contarini, François Bouchard, Rudolf Behrens
Deadline: 30 October 2020
The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion?
SLSA (Society for Literature, Science and the Arts) Conference, October 16-18, 2020, Ann Arbor, MI
Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY) & Sarah Ensor, University of Michigan