Philip K. Dick: His Sources and Inspirations
Philip K. Dick: His Sources and Inspirations
3 Day International Web-Conference
Rethinking Humanities and its Entanglements
Amity Institute of English Studies and Research, Amity University Kolkata
August 5-7, 2020
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Schedule of the Event
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Call for Participants: CLOSURE Interdisciplinary Autumn Online School (CIAOS) »Graphic Knowledge: Comics, Research, Communication« (University of Kiel, Germany, 12-14 October 2020)
What can comics know? At the CLOSURE Interdisciplinary Autumn Online School (CIAOS), we would like to explore forms of knowledge encoded in text and image, in panels and sequences, and in cartoons and symbols. Together with the participants, we will explore how the complex medium of comics represents and negotiates individual and collective knowledge, semiotics and social relationships, and performs and re-informs knowledge.
Speculative Figures and Speculative Futures: Our Uncanny Postapocalypse
Chairs: Tommy Mayberry (St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo) and Tommy Bourque (Western University)
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
ON_CULTURE: THE OPEN JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE
ISSUE 11 (SUMMER 2021)
In response to debates considering the relationship between illness and narrative, and the extent to which these concepts can be seen as mutually constitutive, this issue of On_Culture seeks to gather new approaches and critical perspectives to the intricate relationship between narrative and illness. We welcome (inter)disciplinary contributions addressing the concepts’ entanglement on an individual, societal, and global level.
In light of the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality, Femspec seeks to honor the visionary work of Black writers and artists. Therefore, our latest call for contributions will concern Afrofuturism.
Submissions are currently being accepted for a scholarly collection of Appalachian ecocriticism edited by Dr. Laura Wright and Jessica Cory. A university press has shown interest in the volume and we are hoping to submit the manuscript to them by mid-August. We are in immediate need of essays in the range of 6K-7K words that focus on the intersections of queer and/or BIPOC Appalachian writers and ecocriticism/environmental literature.
This is an open call for essays on the topic of “quantum intelligence” for compilation in a collection essays for general publication early next year.
Mountaineering and Climbing have become extraordinarily popular lifestyle sports. More generally, mountain-going has been one of the fastest growing leisure activities of the past thirty years where an estimated, ‘10 million Americans go mountaineering annually’ (Macfarlane, 2004: 17) and In the United Kingdom 2.48 million people participate in recreational rock climbing and mountaineering (Mintel, 2018).
CALL FOR PAPERS ISSUE 5.2: ‘Bodies in Disarray’
Special Edition of Revenant: Obscene Surfacings and the Subterranean Gothic
Deadline for abstract submissions: October 31st 2020
Guest Editors: Joan Passey (Bristol), Sherezade García Rangel (Falmouth) and Daisy Butcher (Hertfordshire)
A special issue of ZAA Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature, and Culture (http://www.zaa.uni-tuebingen.de)
Moritz Ingwersen, American Studies, University of Konstanz,
Timo Müller, American Studies, University of Konstanz
Call for Book Chapters for Edited Volume
"Science Fiction in an Age of Crisis: Towards a New Aesthetic Paradigm"
Greetings from The Inquisitive Meridian Journal!
Call for Book Chapters for Edited Volume
“Digital Communities and Cloud Spaces: Arts for a Networked World”
The goal of HAS Magazine is to discuss pressing topics through the analysis of a wide range of themes in the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts. Conceived as a magazine for the broadest possible range of readers, HAS offers a space for staging the most creative, enlightening, imaginative, and socially relevant interactions of the humanities and the arts.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
“What is ethical innovation?”
Have the last 20-50 years of innovation been a success? How does society view the founder? Is risk appropriately distributed across the innovation dynamic? What roles should the government take in scientific progress? What entities are responsible for technical disasters? How important are individual rights and privacy? What problems should innovators focus on for the next twenty years?
The collection includes a range of essays from both academics and professionals working on ethical issues facing the future of innovation.
19th-century Britain witnessed the convergence of many historical trends that exacerbated disability stigma, even as the era embraced a rehabilitative ethos. The growth of specialized medicine, the expansion of a sprawling asylum system, institutional categorization of the poor, public health initiatives, and the rise of eugenics: all these and more spawned attitudes and practices that worked to disable those who were physically and mentally impaired.
Stratified Nature: Women’s Writing and Nature Past, Present, and Future
I would like to invite you to consider submitting one or more chapters to the forthcoming essay collection.
As we continue the study of the Anthropocene and society’s intersections with nature, this collection searches for essays on women’s writing, Anthropocene, and futurism. This anthology’s scope will be broad, with a focus on analysis of women writers, society, and nature in the past, present, and future.
The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held from Thursday, November 12, to Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Strategies for Teaching Climate Change in the First-Year Writing Classroom:
This session investigates the teaching of climate change themes, focusing on the first-year writing classroom. It will invite instructors whose courses have incorporated these themes to share their pedagogical strategies with those who are new to the use of climate change themes or who would like to improve their existing pedagogy.
Configurations Special Issue
Call for Papers:
Science, Technology, and Literature During Plagues and Pandemics
In The Parasite, Michel Serres argues that “the parasite intervenes, enters the system as an element of fluctuation. It excites it or incites it; it puts into motion, or it paralyzes.” Throughout the world, COVID-19 continues to interrupt and alter daily life while it simultaneously compels governments to rely on technology and science to combat its spread. Configurations is seeking articles that examine intersections of science, technology, and literature with myriad contemporary and historical contexts relevant to COVID-19.
Navigating Chaos: Living the Apocalyptic Dystopia
Hegel wrote that the only thing we can learn from history is that we learn nothing from history, so I doubt the epidemic will make us any wiser. The only thing that is clear is that the virus will shatter the very foundations of our lives, causing not only an immense amount of suffering but also economic havoc conceivably worse than the Great Recession. There is no return to normal, the new “normal” will have to be constructed on the ruins of our old lives, or we will find ourselves in a new barbarism whose signs are already clearly discernible. (Slovaj Žižek, Pandemic!)
KOME, a Europe-based international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently accepting submissions for its 2020 and 2021 issues. We would love to hear from our colleagues in Europe and overseas, and read about their current research! We publish pure theoretical and theoretically well-grounded empirical research in the field of Communication, Media and Journalism Studies (Film or Theatre-oriented articles are also welcomed, but not in our main focus).
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.
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in Foundation (summer 2021).
“The plague full swift goes by;
I am sick, I must die.
Lord, have mercy on us!”
Thomas Nashe, ‘A Litany in Time of Plague’ (1592)
“I had a little bird
Its name was Enza
I opened the window,
1918 jump-rope rhyme
“It's going to disappear. One day — it's like a miracle — it will disappear.”
Donald Trump, remarks at African-American History Month reception in the Cabinet Room of the White House (February 27, 2020)
Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID 19 Pandemic:
Dis/Articulating The ‘New Normal’
Journal Chief Editor: Ivanka Mavrodieva
Guest Editors: Andrea Valente and Paola Giorgis
Call for Papers: Interconnections / Interconnexions
Guest Editor: Robyn Dudic
In a society gradually turning to more inclusiveness and tolerance, this special issue of gender forum is dedicated to highlight the relevance and importance of Gender and Queer Studies with regard to contemporary academic literature.