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CFP: Technoculture Tenth Anniversary Issue (Vol 10, 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:05pm
Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

For our tenth year anniversary issue, Technoculture is seeking critical essays and creative works from a broad range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology, and especially on the future of the study of technology and culture.

Essays and creative works we publish examine the topic technology and society, or, perhaps, technologies and societies. This call is ongoing and open topic, and we encourage a broad definition of technology. Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities.

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 4:53am
University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro

The University of Wolverhampton, UK
Saturday, 1 February, 2020

Keynote: Cynthia Wong (University of Colorado, Denver, USA)

Poetics of the More-Than-Human World

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:43am
Dispatches Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

CFP: Poetics of the More -than-Human World: a call for poems, hybrid work, and brief manifestos on ecopoetics, for a special issue of Dispatches(https://www.dispatchespoetrywars.com)to be released inSpring 2020. We are also interested in reviews of relevant work, critical appraisals, and audio-video work, but query first to ecopoetics2020@gmail.com. This issue will lead to a print anthology.

 

CFP for Edited Volume on Science and Performance

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:41am
Meredith Conti and Vivian Appler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

CFP for Proposed Volume on Science and Performance

From the Curious to the Quantum: Identity, Culture, and the Science Performance

Editors:     Vivian Appler, College of Charleston
            Meredith Conti, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Deadline for Abstracts:  January 31, 2020   
Deadline for Chapters:    December 1, 2020

Humanities Special Issue "Anthropocene Nonhumanities"

updated: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:32pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The mark of humans may now be read in all earthly things, from the strata of the lithosphere to the upper reaches of the stratosphere. The Anthropocene, as many have proposed we call this too human geological and climatological era, calls for a radical reconsideration of the nonhuman world and humanity’s place within it. Human-induced climate change and the sixth extinction have irreparably harmed nonhuman populations and ecosystems, yet humans must also reckon with the destructive climatic forces for which we are in large part responsible. The nonhuman is at once more vulnerable and more destructive than at any time within human history.

Politics and American Literature - ALA San Diego Roundtable

updated: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 11:57am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Politics and American Literature at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).

In addition to the novels of Jonathan Bayliss, presenters might consider the work of such writers as Henry Adams, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Robert Penn Warren, Ayn Rand, Philip Roth, Ursula LeGuin, Michael Chabon, and Toni Morrison, among many others. 

Reenvisioning Transgender

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:12am
Bodies of Knowledge 2020 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

REENVISIONING TRANSGENDER: Bodies of Knowledge 2020

April 9-10, USC Upstate 

Call for Papers: 250-word abstracts due Dec. 1, 2019 by email to Dr. Lisa Johnson (mjohnson@uscupstate.edu)

Mission

CFP: Book Reviews for Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and EcoGothic

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:11am
Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and EcoGothic
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019

CFP: Book Reviews for Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and EcoGothic

 

Calling all Gothic Naturalists for recommendations for books to review!

 

What would you like to see reviewed in our next issue of Gothic Nature? What recent criticism or literary fiction are you aware of from the last year or so relating to any element at all of Gothic Nature? Or perhaps you have published something yourself on these themes? (Ecohorror, EcoGothic, Animal Studies, Anthropocene Gothic, etc.)

 

We're currently sourcing free review copies of various books from publishers and all recommendations are most welcome!

 

X Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture - ECOCULTURE

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:48pm
Universidade Católica Portuguesa/The Lisbon Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

X Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture  

ECOCULTURE  

Lisbon, July 6-11, 2020  

Deadline for submissions: February 20, 2020  

Edited Collection: Science Fiction and Shakespeare

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:13pm
Jeffrey Pietruszynski
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

We are seeking contributions from scholars in various disciplines to submit proposals for chapters to be combined into an edited collection on Shakespeare’s influences on modern day science fiction.

Shakespeare’s influence on literary genres is profound to say the least, however, for some people, the association with modernity and popular culture often blinds the reader from any connection to Shakespeare and the English Early Modern Period. Evidence from science fiction belies this position as Shakespeare in both physical and textual form is a regular fixture on the screen. A well-known example comes from the 2007 Doctor Who episode “The Shakespeare Code” where the Doctor refers to him as “the most human human there’s ever been.”

[UPDATE] Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (PCA/ACA 2020 4/15-4/18)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 3:59pm
PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (PCA/ACA 2020 4/15-4/18)deadline for submissions: November 24, 2019full name / name of organization: Pop Culture/American Culture Associationcontact email: disasterculture@yahoo.com

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)

Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

2020– Philadelphia – 4/15-4/18

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2020

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:12am
TTT2020 Organizing Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

TTT2020: Call for papers, posters and artist-talks
Deadline for proposals: March 31, 2020

The fourth international conference "Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science" will take place November 26–28, 2020, in Austria, hosted by the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Including theoretical and art practice presentations, TTT2020 continues to focus (a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and aesthetics of liminality as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, and (b) on the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.

Petrocultures 2020: Transformations

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:49am
Petrocultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

26-29 August 2020

Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Stavanger, Norway


 

Natural Philosophy, Literature, and the Embodied Imagination

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:35am
SCSECS (St. Augustine, Florida - February 7-8, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 9, 2019

From Tita Chico’s The Experimental Imagination (2019), Karen Bloom Gevirtz’s Women, the Novel, and Natural Philosophy (2014), and Dana Jalobeanu’s “Disciplining Experience” (2014), recent criticism has disrupted the notion of objectivity and detached or modest witnessing that is typically associated with the scientific method and that was put forth by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century natural philosophers, themselves. This panel seeks to explore the connections between seventeenth- and eighteenth-century science and literature by paying particular attention to the role embodiment—broadly construed as corporeality, experientiality, materiality, and/or subject-position—played in both.

Call for Book Reviews, Modern Language Studies

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:20am
Randy Robertson / Susquehanna University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2018-2019 issue.

I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at robertson@susqu.edu

 

Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 8:24am
National PCA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Call for Papers: Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

 

This call for papers for the national PCA Conference looks to interrogate the intersection of two distinct genres: juvenile series books and science fiction.

Speculative Art

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:23pm
Vector: the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

“I want to be a machine” Andy Warhol

Culture(s) in Conversation: Environments, Landscapes, and Ecologies

updated: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:23am
Bowling Green State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Environment is a fluid, elastic word. After combing the lengthy list of the many meanings of environment in a trusty Merriam Webster dictionary, one arrives at the French roots of the term: that which surrounds. The Graduate Student Association of the American Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University invites scholars to an interdisciplinary symposium focused on exploring the multilayered meanings of the term environment using the broadest definition of the term as a common ground for meeting and commingling.

Lines of Heredity: Eugenics and Gender in European Literature, 1880-1935

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:06pm
Fatima Borrmann/ KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Lines of Heredity: Eugenics and Gender in European Literature, 1880-1935

May 18-19, 2020

MDRN/KU Leuven

First keynote speaker: Prof. Angelique Richardson (University of Exeter).

Second keynote speaker to be announced later.

WSECS 2020 conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:10pm
Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (www.wsecs.org) invites proposals from all disciplines on the general topic of “The Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene and Biodiversity,” scheduled for Friday and Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020, at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado).

The Plenary Speaker is:  

Dr. Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.

The Object as Process. Call for Essays Situating Artistic Practice (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:21am
German A. Duarte
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Objective

As a research team devoted to artistic practice, we are motivated by the questions: How does artistic practice lead to the production of knowledge? How does, in turn, artistic knowledge relate to its material base? How does contingent materiality guide the artist towards finding form and developing a statement?

The proposed volume is consecrated to the object as a process in order to offer new insights into the ways the object (broadly construed, comprising digital and other non-classical objects) becomes an active element in artistic practice. This exploration intends to furnish a better understanding of artistic production.

CFP: Journal of Austrian-American History

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:14pm
Michael Burri, Journal of Austrian-American History
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Journal of Austrian-American History, sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (www.botstiber.org) and published by Penn State University Press, is an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

Authors are invited to submit articles based on original research that speak to the relationship between the United States and Austria, including the historical Habsburg Empire. Contributions from scholars working in history and related disciplines -- such as economics, history of science, law, political science, and cultural studies, broadly construed -- are welcome.

Virtual Ecologies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:04pm
Natura / Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Virtual Ecologies

9th Annual Natura Conference on Science and Epistemology

 

Hosted by Natura, a Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2020 Natura Graduate Conference seeks papers on the topic of virtual ecologies: dreamed, immaterial, digital, imagined, or potential networks of relationships and ruptures between humans, nonhumans, and their environments.

 

4th Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia - International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 6:36am
University of Gdansk, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, University of Sao Paulo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

CFP:

   In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important – and seemingly also quite noticeable – phenomenon  is the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent.

TRAUMA AND NIGHTMARE 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdansk, Poland

updated: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 4:44am
University of Gdansk, University of Sao PAulo, InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

 

CFP:

  “Trauma” and “nightmare” have become the most popular metaphors of evil in our times. The old philosophical discussion about “the nature (or mystery) of Evil” has been replaced by modern (and postmodern) studies on trauma. Nightmare is a more and more frequent phenomenon, and it is being studied by dream and sleep researchers. However, nightmare means not only bad dream – today this term describes also a variety of unpleasant experiences, memories, emotions, so it deserves special attention as an important factor which characterizes human condition.

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