CFP: Communist Visual Cultures Volume
science and culture
Call for Papers
Chimères 2019 Conference
University of Kansas April 13th, 2019
Individuals and Ideologies T
We would like to invite contributions exploring an intellectual meeting ground between new feminist and queer materialisms and affect theory, environmental humanities, science studies, and many more inter- and transdisciplinary fields. New/feminist materialisms and the affective turn are emerging at a time in need for alternative visions of the world threatened by human exceptionalism, ecological terror(ism), and devastating, extinction-fostering capital flows: they pose the question of how to theorize and practice ethical and decidedly posthuman or rather nonanthropocentric feminisms in the geological era of the (late capitalist) Anthropocene.
Deadline for abstract submission: Monday 17th December 2018
Abstracts are invited for chapters in an anthology exploring the roles of archival practices and archives in the production of time and temporal relations in the 21st Century. Arkive City 2.0: Tracing Time in the Network Ages is planned for release in mid 2020. It will feature 18 chapters and 3 visual essays organised into sections on “Technology”, “Culture”, and “Time".
This panel seeks to retheorize social constructivists accounts of Romantic sex and gender circulating since the early 80s that continue to persist and insist—however unwittingly—on a binaristic or universalistic normativity (hetero- or otherwise). Moreover, all such accounts are often firmly anthropocentric, offering little flexibility to engage the nonhuman in all of its material forms. More recent New Materialist accounts of sexes and genders provide resources for moving forward from the confines of the discursive prison of sex and gender that retains within it, again however unwittingly or unwillingly, a binarism between the social and the material, the human and the nonhuman.
Organizers / Scientific Committee
Professor Wojciech Owczarski -University of Gdańsk (Poland)
Professor Paulo Endo - University of São Paulo (Brazil)
InMind Support (Poland)
Trauma and Nightmare – call for papers
The world we inhabit is framed, driven, (re)produced, and conceptualised by and through science. Science as a mode of knowing contours the prevailing episteme, whilst technological innovation continues to remake work and leisure experience. At the same time, society is both reflected and in turn formed by science fiction (SF): as contributor to the nostalgia economy, as a dominant visual-commercial aesthetic, as a mimetic index of the present’s utopian and dystopian tendencies. The now is a time of extreme precarity. We face a raft of catastrophes – political, socioeconomic, and, most pressingly, ecological. And yet, even as our own survival comes into question, capitalism itself seems unassailable, primed to outlast ‘humanity.’
This panel invites interdisciplinary thinkers to transcend standardized methodologies for teaching and learning about the environment. The ASLE Biennial Conference (themed 'Paradise on Fire') will be held at University of California, Davis, from June 26-30, 2019.
Paradise is burning - or melting, flooding, or otherwise collapsing. In actuality, these collapses are simultaneous, or convergent as Christian Parenti has termed it. Or, as a recent article states, "when the Arctic melts, the West burns."
Association for Literature and the Environment 2019 Conference, Paradise on Fire, U.C. Davis, June 26-30
Panel Title: "Disidentifications with the Human"
Planned Format: Traditional Panel (4 Presenters)