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Humanities Special Issue "Anthropocene Nonhumanities"

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:32pm
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.

Reenvisioning Transgender

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


April 9-10, USC Upstate 

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


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

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!


CFP Deadline Update: Machine Ethics and Morality

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:20pm
Steven Thompson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

Dear Colleagues,


Theere is one week left as the CFP for the Handbook of Research on Machine Ethics and Morality has been extended to December 2, 2019. Thank you to everyone who has submitted a proposal. I’m expecting a similarly robust exchange for this extended call. Again, I’m interested in approaches to the topic from the humanities, with exploration on rhetorics and philosophies of artificial intelligence, machine ethics, and moral machines.


X Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture - ECOCULTURE

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  


Lisbon, July 6-11, 2020  

Deadline for submissions: February 20, 2020  

Edited Collection: Science Fiction and Shakespeare

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.”