Media Literacy and Academic Research (MLAR)
ISSN 2585-8726 (Print), ISSN: 2585-9188 (Online)
Call for Papers
Media Literacy and Academic Research (MLAR)
ISSN 2585-8726 (Print), ISSN: 2585-9188 (Online)
Call for Papers
Call for Contributions to an Edited Collection
Edited by Natasha Lushetich & Iain Campbell
CFP – Beyond Borders: Empires, Bodies, Science Fictions
11th-12th September 2020
Keynote Speakers: Dr Nadine El-Enany and Florence Okoye
A border, like race, is a cruel fiction
Maintained by constant policing, violence
Always threatening a new map.
from Wendy Trevino, 'Brazilian is Not a Race'
As a result of the ongoing crisis this conference will have to take place online, with the possibility of some optional in-person elements. We think now more than ever is a time to question the role of borders in our lives and so we want to proceed with this conversation. If you have any questions or concerns about this please feel free to get in touch.
Indeterminate Futures / The Future of Indeterminacy
Transdisciplinary Conference DEADLINE for LIVE AND VIRTUAL PROPOSALS EXTENDED
13 – 15 November 2020, University of Dundee, Scotland
Keynotes: Karen Barad, Franco Berardi, Xin Wei Sha
Caused Selves: Embodying the Material World in the Middle Ages
Julie Orlemanski (University of Chicago), Seminar Leader
CALL FOR PAPERS (updated May 2020)
Children’s Literature and Climate Change
Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn
Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York
Hello Digital Heroes!
We are excited to announce the relaunch of the Digital Heroisms Conference!
Given the effect that Covid-19 has had on the University of Glasgow and on all of us, Digital Heroisms will be moving online. It will be hosted in the world of Gielinor, in Runescape, to embody the spirit of Digital Heroism by connecting scholars from across the globe to exchange research in a Fantasy world.
We are reopening the call for papers from today, with an amended deadline of July 8th.
The conference itself will take place on August 5th.
Third Stone, a journal devoted to Afrofuturism and its forms, seeks submissions to build a comprehensive annotated bibliography of source material on the Black fantastic, including traditional print sources (books, magazines, journal articles, newspapers, and reviews) and digital media (audio, video, film, and websites).
It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.
– Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble
From Annihilation to High Life:
Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in
Contemporary Science Fiction Film
Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2020
The editors of this proposed journal special issue seek papers on the following topic:
The National institute of Technology, Silchar is organizing a symposium on ''Digital Expressions of the Self'' during 7-8 Dec 2020. We are interested in how people experiment with creative expressions of the self. Constructing the self in the digital sphere may involve processes of experimentation that in turn allow one to experience the self in multiple ways. This is mediated of course by the apparatus of the digital-codes and algorithms. We are interested in the nuances of these processes and the aesthetics of the expressions. The deadline for abstract submission is 22 May. Details available here:
Digital technologies have in the last decade profoundly changed China’s cultural landscape. Messaging apps such as WeChat and Chinese-language podcasts have become important platforms for critical debate, whilst the rising popularity of online platforms for fiction writing, video sharing, shopping, movie ratings and gaming reflect new practices of media consumption and reception. State surveillance and censorship play an important role in China’s wired culture, but web-based cultural activities do not only take place in the shadows of a repressive state but also reflect profound social and cultural transformations, technological developments as well as innovative engagements with traditional aesthetics.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We look forward to innovative articles on documentary and / or staged photography. Pictures science is an interdisciplinary magazine that is open to different approaches. Submissions should be accompanied by at least one picture. We are also open to artistic contributions, but the underlying methods and theories should be explained.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South is a central locale or focus of the work.
Call for Book Chapters on Environmental Racism and/or Literature of the Global South
The Anthropocene: Approaches and Contexts for Literature and the Humanities
According to the most recent gender report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse” (COVID-19: A Gender Lens). The COVID-19 crisis has affected and continues to affect every aspect of our lives, raising anxieties, limiting spaces, and intensifying tension and conflict in different areas.
Digital Humanities Laboratories: Global Perspectives Editors: Urszula Pawlicka-Deger (Aalto University) and Christopher Thomson (University of Canterbury) CFP: A proposal for Routledge (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities Series) What is a digital humanities lab? How can we study labs in/for the digital humanities critically? How can a digital humanities lab become involved with industry? What is the culture of digital humanities labs? How does the existence of a lab change a discipline and the humanities at large? How are infrastructure and technologies intertwined within knowledge production?
SONG of an ANCIENT EARTH - Advance Call for Papers and Proposals
Celebrating ancient and indigenous cultural traditions of sound in ritual and ceremonial use, including the latest scientific research in Archaeoacoustics. Song of an Ancient Earth will be an international "two-roomed", dual-faceted event, to unfold on the gulf coast of Florida somewhere between Tampa and Sarasota, this autumn or as soon thereafter as it is deemed safe to gather.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Southeast Asian Media Studies
Vol. 3, No.2, 2021
THEME: "Communication Outbreaks"
Editor: Cecilia Fe Sta. Maria, PhD, University of the Philippines Baguio
Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transgender Science and Technology, due by April 20, 2020. Ben Barres’ The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist provides insights into the lived experience of a prominent scientist who was transgender. This new book extends that work by fostering novel insights into science and technology by viewing them through specifically transgender perspectives.
Foreseeing Race: The Technology and Culture of Risk Prediction after the Datalogical Turn
Special issue, Journal of American Studies
Georgiana Banita (University of Bamberg)
R. Joshua Scannell (The New School)
Online Workshop: Insect Entanglements
deadline for submissions: April 30, 2020
Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol, 19 June 2020
Insects are everywhere, our (human) lives entangled with them, and yet we know surprisingly little about them. In the introduction to Insectopedia, Hugh Raffles writes the following:
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: