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Theorizing Corporeality in the Climate Change Era

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:42pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Theorizing about the body has never been more urgent than in our current era of climate change. Stacy Alaimo has compellingly argued that “potent ethical and political possibilities emerge from the literal contact zone between human corporeality and more-than-human nature.” In the decade or so since she first penned those words, these ethical and political possibilities have become even more urgent, and the borders of the contact zones themselves have become more blurred. Climate change has had increasingly intimate corporeal implications (especially in the Global South), and the widening gap between the rich and the poor has only exacerbated these matters, as has the global rise in right-wing extremism.

Access and Accessibility: Disability is Not a Metaphor

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:37pm
English Student Association, City University of New York Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Disability has functioned historically to justify inequality for disabled people themselves, but it has also done so for women and [other] minority groups. That is, not only has it been considered justifiable to treat disabled people unequally, but the concept of disability has been used to justify discrimination against other groups by attributing disability to them.

-          Douglas C. Baynton, Disability and the Justification of Inequality in American History

 

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CFP Deadline Update: Machine Ethics and Morality

updated: 
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.

 

Call for Short Articles - Graduate Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:13pm
Parallèle 67 - Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Parallèle 67 was created in 2018 at the initiative of undergraduate and graduate students in the History of Art at the Université de Montréal. Its objectives are to create a space for discussion between visual and material culture, museology, anthropology of art, among many other disciplines; to provide an opportunity for fruitful collaboration between students and students; and finally, to showcase their research. Bilingual, it is intended as a platform that publishes short articles pertaining to issues that are indiscriminate with respect to theoretical approaches, historical periods or geographical regions.

Poetics among the Disciplines @ Scientiae, Amsterdam, 3-6 June 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:07pm
Poetics before Modernity / Scientiae
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Poetics before Modernity 

invites papers on 

'Poetics among the Disciplines' 

to be proposed for 

Scientiae, Amsterdam, 3-6 June 2020

TexMoot 2020--Apocalypse: Unveiling the Future

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:06pm
Signum University’s Third Annual Texas Literature & Language Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

From Ragnarok to Revelation, from the utopian proposals of Plato’s Republic to the dystopian vision of Huxley’s Brave New World, a prominent concern of human language and literature has always been to describe possible futures. Some of these visions of the future are cataclysmic, looking forward to a time when Heaven—or Mother Earth—will wipe the slate clean; others propose a more optimistic vision of progress. Recent films such as Interstellar or Tomorrowland have taken a middle way, suggesting that although humanity has recently fallen short of its promise, there still remains hope that we will be able to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps.

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.

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