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Digital Humanities Forum 2019: Bodies, Justice, Futures

updated: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 4:27pm
Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Kansas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Now in its ninth year, the Digital Humanities Forum brings together faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to celebrate and explore digital scholarship as a diverse and growing field of humanist inquiry. The Digital Humanities Forum 2019, presented by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH), will take place in Lawrence, KS, October 3-4, 2019 at the Burge Union at the University of Kansas. Visit our website for more details: http://idrh.ku.edu/dhforum2019

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

updated: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 4:03pm
MCLA & MASS MoCA
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. 

Undergraduate Research for the Twenty-First Century (theme issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research)

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:47pm
James LaPlant / Valdosta State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 6, 2019

The benefits of undergraduate research are well established in the literature, and many colleges and universities are now fully embracing undergraduate research as a means to enhance student learning, prepare students for graduate school, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, and promote community engagement. The spring 2020 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) will examine undergraduate research for the twenty-first century. How is undergraduate research preparing students for the workforce? What role does technology play in undergraduate research? How can undergraduate research address the complex sociopolitical problems of the twenty-first century?

2019 Cormac McCarthy Conference

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:41pm
Cormac McCarthy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Fall 2019 Cormac McCarthy Conference

 

August 29 – September 1, 2019

Keynote speaker:  David Krakauer, President of the Santa Fe Institute

 

The Cormac McCarthy Society announces its next U.S. conference, to be held in Austin, Texas.  We’ll return to the downtown Hilton, the site of our conference in 2017, right in the midst of Austin’s funky restaurant and music scene. 

 

GAM.16 - gewohnt: un/common

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:00am
GAM | Faculty of Architecture | Graz University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

GAM.16 - CALL FOR PAPERS

gewohnt: un/common

 

Science and Fiction Panel Deadline Extended

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:53am
MMLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

Taking up the MMLA conference theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers,” the panel for Science and Fiction seeks proposals engaging the presence of the double in fiction inflected or inspired by science, medicine, or technology; the fields’ theories or methods; or their practitioners. Oftentimes, the double is associated with the horror genre and presented as emblematic of Freud’s ideas about the uncanny, or the unheimlich (unhomely is the literal translation). The term describes the feeling of unease or fear one gets from experiencing something familiar turned uncomfortably strange. Fred Botting, however, notes that horror and science fiction each “give form to a sense of otherness” (Botting, 2008, 131).

CFP: “Digital Wellness”: Open Information Science Issue on Digital Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:57pm
Lucas Gworek DeGruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

On behalf of independent academic publisher De Gruyter, the open access journal Open Information Science we are announcing aCall for Papers for Topical Issue: “Digital Wellness”: Open Information Science Issue on Digital Humanities.

Guest Editor

Valerie Karno, Director, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island

Description

MMLA: English Literature After 1900

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:24pm
MIDWEST MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

This section invites papers that explore the theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” that run through English literature and culture after 1900. This section encourages dialogues from a wide range of disciplines. Papers that discuss any form of duality and doubles—whether physical, emotional, psychological, or cognitive—are welcomed, including (but not limited to) alter-egos, doppelgängers, siblings, twins, mirror images, reflections, ghosts, archenemies, and evils. Papers that explore the relationship between a detective figure (the pursuer) and a criminal (the pursued) are most welcome.

(In)finite Ecologies

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:53am
CR: The New Centennial Review, Michigan State University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Special Issue of CR: The New Centennial Review, “(In)finite Ecologies”

Guest editors: Katherine Greulich, Christine Peffer, and Garth Sabo (Michigan State University)

Technology Embodied – Body Modification, Synthetics, and the Posthuman in SF Literature [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 4/15/2019]

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:52am
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

As technological development continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, humanity finds itself more and more integrated with, and oftentimes dependent on, technological amplifications, interventions, and solutions. As such technology becomes commonplace, blurring the boundaries between organic and synthetic life, we might ask ourselves, will we someday reach a point where being “human” ceases to mean anything?

The Future of Education International Conference - 9th edition

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:48am
Pixel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

The 9th edition of the Future of Education International Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 27 - 28 June 2019.

The objective of the Future of Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of education. The Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current education projects and initiatives.

 

The Call for Papers is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of education as well as to coordinators of teaching and training projects.

Experts in the field of education are therefore invited to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented in the conference.

 

Important dates:

Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:38pm
Departures in Critical Qualitative Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS

Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention

GUEST EDITOR: Joshua Trey Barnett

How to write of that which escapes linguistic capture? How to form into words and images precisely what slips the shackles of representational thought? How to describe what cannot, strictly speaking, be perceived? How to change climates in and through the activity of composition? How to compose climate change?

MMLA Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:36pm
Science and Fiction Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Taking up the MMLA conference theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers,” the panel for Science and Fiction seeks proposals engaging the presence of the double in fiction inflected or inspired by science, medicine, or technology; the fields’ theories or methods; or their practitioners. Oftentimes, the double is associated with the horror genre and presented as emblematic of Freud’s ideas about the uncanny, or the unheimlich (unhomely is the literal translation). The term describes the feeling of unease or fear one gets from experiencing something familiar turned uncomfortably strange. Fred Botting, however, notes that horror and science fiction each “give form to a sense of otherness” (Botting, 2008, 131).

Double the Dickens: Counterparts and Multiples in the Works

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:37am
The Dickens Society/MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Charles Dickens utilizes various devices facilitating comparison and comprehension throughout many of his novels, short stories, and other literary output. Most famously, Dickens employed doubling and doppelgängers in A Tale of Two Cities (1859) to demonstrate the ideological similarities and differences between not only look-alikes Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, but the cities of London and Paris. In Uneven Developments (1988), Mary Poovey has revealed how in David Copperfield (1850), the hero’s instinctive dislike for Uriah Heep’s mock humility may indicate his own discomfort regarding their similar financial positions and goals for career advancement.

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

updated: 
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.

Inhuman Algorithms

updated: 
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

http://www.transformationsjournal.org/calls-for-papers/

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.

British Literature and Technology, 1600-1830

updated: 
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.

 

Walker Percy

updated: 
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:  https://samla.memberclicks.net/  

Resisting Digital Culture: Dystopias, Distortions, Disconnections

updated: 
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.

 

ASLE panel at the RMMLA

updated: 
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 ebayer05@uw.edu. Deadline for submissions is April 1st, 2019.

CFP: What is Technology? (2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 5:28pm
Janet Wasko / University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 21, 2018

WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND
APRIL 11–13, 2019

What is Technology? will examine interactions and transactions among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral knowledge and imagination, to navigate our everchanging world. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving into all domains of life. The conference-experience will enact a collaborative network of transdisciplinary research by cultivating information and communication as the heart of science, technology, engineering, art, medicine, and environments.

CFP: What is Technology? (2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 5:28pm
Janet Wasko / University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 21, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 21, 2019

WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND • APRIL 11–13, 2019
whatis.uoregon.edu

The Alternate Realities of Life Sciences and Science Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15am
Fran Cettl, Durham Centre for Academic Development, University of Durham, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019

PULSE: THE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 6

 

THE ALTERNATE REALITIES OF

LIFE SCIENCES AND SCIENCE FICTION

From Dr Moreau’s ‘Island’ to ‘Area X’  

 

Posthuman Climate Fiction

updated: 
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 Address:kmondello@gradcenter.cuny.edu 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 

 

Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines **DEADLINE EXTENDED**

updated: 
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:25pm
Environmental Humanities Initiative, University of California, Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines

A Nearly-Carbon Neutral Conference at UC Santa Barbara

June 10-30, 2019

Call for Papers

Recognizing the severity of the climate crisis, and driven by profound and renewed belief in the power of education to help reimagine and build a better, more sustainable, and environmentally just world, or “next Earth,” Transformative Education for Climate Action will be the theme of the summer 2019 nearly-carbon neutral conference for UC Santa Barbara’s Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI). We invite your participation!

Conference on Narrative Games

updated: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 5:36pm
Stefan Hall / High Point University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 11, 2019

Conference on Narrative Games

NEW Deadline for submissions:  Monday, March 11th

Keynote Speaker:  Rachel Noel Williams (Narrative Writer, Riot Games; Lead Narrative Designer Telltale Games; Narrative Designer, Obsidian Entertainment)

Special Guest Writer:  Jon Goff (16-year videogame and comic book veteran, including HaloDestiny, and Crackdown 3)

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