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British Literature and Technology, 1600-1830

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:55pm
U of Nebraska, Omaha and Colby College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Call for Papers | British Literature and Technology, 1600-1830

Eds. Kristin Girten (U of Nebraska, Omaha) and Aaron R. Hanlon (Colby College)


We invite submissions for British Literature and the History of Technology, 1600-1830, a peer-reviewed, edited volume of essays for the Bucknell University Press Aperçus Series. The Aperçus Series focuses on connections between historiography, culture, and textual representation. The purpose of this volume is to provide a much-needed account of the role and history of technology in British literature and literary studies of the (very) long eighteenth century.


Inhuman Algorithms

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:24pm
Transformations: Journal of Media, Culture and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CFP Issue 34: Inhuman Algorithms

Algorithms are integral to a digital, networked, automated society. Thrown into the public spotlight by a certain high profile search engine, algorithms are increasingly recognised to exercise agency in practices such as governance, surveillance, online personalisation, medicine, design, high frequency trading, credit scoring and plagiarism. Computational machines make decisions about things, people, places and experiences, and humans learn to address algorithms.

Walker Percy

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:08pm
Dr. Karey Perkins / Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Papers for this session may focus on any aspect of Walker Percy’s life and works, either fiction or non-fiction.  Especially welcome are topics relevant to the South Atlantic Modern Longauge Association's 2019 conference theme: “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships.”  For Percy, the human capacity for language and for naming gives us our identity and is only possible through relationships of intersubjectivity.  Percy wrote extensively on language, creating his “radical anthropology” based on his unique semiotic, with these themes pervasive in his novels.  For more information about conference theme, see:  

Resisting Digital Culture: Dystopias, Distortions, Disconnections

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:56am
Rafael Lubner / King's College London Centre for Digital Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Current debates about digital technology are caught in a death spiral of gloom, doom and anxiety. After a long period of optimism that accompanied the explosion of social media and assumptions of their democratic potential, today’s discourse is dominated by fear. Fear about the unchecked power of digital monopolies like Facebook, Google and Amazon; about the (ab)use of social media by far right political movements; about the psychopathologies, risks and trade-offs associated with constant and unyielding connectivity; fears about the radical surveillance enabled by the digital.


Posthuman Climate Fiction

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:14am
Kaitlin Mondello, The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

MLA 2020 Posthuman Climate Fiction Presentation #9142Kaitlin Mondello, Graduate Center, City U of New York Type:Special Sessions E-mail Description & Requirements:This panel explores the growing genre of climate fiction. Papers may address the role of the (post)human in the genre; interrogate classifications including "human" "Cli-Fi," etc.; and/or consider the novel form. 500-word abstracts, short bios. Submission Deadline:Friday, 15 March 2019 


Slow: A Symposium in Praxis & Theory - **Extended Deadline**

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 4:03pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Hosted by MCLA & MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA 

Submissions due by May 1, 2019 (Extended deadline)

The Mind’s Eye, a symposium initiative and online journal of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in collaboration with Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) invites scholars, critics, visual artists, creative writers, activists, curators, and other cultural practitioners to submit abstracts for an interdisciplinary symposium engaging “slowness” as a praxis and theoretical framework. “Slow: A Symposium in Praxis & Theory” will be held at MASS MoCA on November 1, 2019. 

ASLE panel at the RMMLA

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:12am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) hosts a panel at the annual Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Confernce (RMMLA) each year and is currently seeking proposals. This year's conference will meet in El Paso, Texas October 10-12, 2019. Proposals on any topic related to ecocriticism and the environmental arts and humanities are welcome, including pedagogical papers. Send proposals of 250-300 words to Ellen Bayer at Deadline for submissions is April 1st, 2019.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MLA 2020: Talking Back to the Dead: Neo-Victorian Gothic

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 5:24am
Indu Ohri / Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Seeking paper abstracts for the special session “Talking Back to the Dead: Neo-Victorian Gothic” at the MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020.