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Beyond Borders: Empires, Bodies, Science Fictions

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:38am
London Science Fiction Research Community
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

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. 

Revised deadline: The Jurassic Park Book: edited collection

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 5:34am
Ian Hunter / De Montfort University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Note: because the editors have been overwhelmed with proposals, we have brought the original deadline of the end of July 2020 forward.


Call for contributions: The Jurassic Park Book

Editors: I.Q. Hunter and Matthew Melia

Proposals are invited for contributions to a proposed edited collection of new essays on Jurassic Park (1993), its sequels, franchise, and spin offs.

Seminar: Caused Selves

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Caused Selves: Embodying the Material World in the Middle Ages

Julie Orlemanski (University of Chicago), Seminar Leader

Digital Heroisms

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:18pm
Games & Gaming Lab / University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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.

Annotated Bibliographies: Afrofuturism and The Black Fantastic

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:13pm
Third Stone
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

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).

Earth(ly) Matters

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 6:18am
Sheffield Hallam University Postgrad Research Students' Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 12, 2020

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

Special Issue: From Annihilation to High Life: Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in Contemporary Science Fiction Film

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:16pm
Posthumanism Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

From Annihilation to High Life:

Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in

Contemporary Science Fiction Film


Please send abstracts of 500 words max. and a short bio (250 words max.) to the co-editors: Julia Empey ( and Russell Kilbourn (


Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2020


The editors of this proposed journal special issue seek papers on the following topic:


"Digital Expressions Of The Self"

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:24pm
National Institute Of Technology, Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

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:

Wired China: Digital Media and Online Culture

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:24pm
University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

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.

Photography - staged and documentary

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:21am
Pictures Science
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020





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.


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