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CFP 4th Posthuman Global Symposium “POSTHUMAN AGENCY” (NYU April 30-May 2, 2020)

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:03am
POSTHUMAN GLOBAL SYMPOSIUMS - Conference Series at NYU since 2015
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The fourth edition of the Series, entitled "Posthuman Agency" will be held at NYU, in New York City, from April 30 to May2nd 2020.

The Call for Papers is now open. Deadline: December 31st 2019

CFP

Identity and Language in Latin American and Caribbean Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:12pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Language has always played a key role in the shaping and sharing of identities. Not only does it have the power to create community among people coming from different geographical locations, but most importantly it influences the way we perceive and make sense of the world. For these reasons, the use of language in science fiction —a genre that offers a critical space for "registering tensions related to the defining of national identity and the modernization process" (Ferreira, 2011)— is important as it enables readers to explore alternative realities. This could also be said about speculative fiction. Thus, this panel addresses concerns over reinvented identities through science fiction and across historical periods.

CRITICAL INSECT STUDIES AND THE LONG EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (1660-1830)

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Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:05pm
Beth Fowkes Tobin and Beth Kowaleski Wallace
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

We are seeking abstracts for an interdisciplinary collection of critical essays exploring insects in the long eighteenth century. 

JOSF Special Issue on Environmental Studies

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Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 3:25am
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on environmental studies and science fiction to be released in the summer of 2020. 

Writing STEAM: Composition, STEM, and a New Humanities

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:57pm
Vivian Kao
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for contributions to an edited collection

Writing STEAM: Composition, STEM, and a New Humanities

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: September 30, 2019

 

Editors: Dr. Vivian Kao, Assistant Professor of Composition, Department of Humanities, Lawrence Technological University; Dr. Julia Kiernan, Assistant Professor of Communication, Liberal Studies Department, Kettering University

 

Contact email: VKAO@LTU.EDU

 

History and the Time of Speculative Ecology

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:43pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

A decade ago, Dipesh Chakrabarty declared in “The Climate of History: Four Theses” that understanding climate change required a transformation in our concept of history. This seminar poses history as a limit-problem for contemporary literary and critical responses to climate change. How do existing responses, in light of their various theoretical provenances, contend with a phenomenon whose nature is diachronically outside an anthropocentric critical framework and irreducible to the terms and temporalities of human history, economics, and social structuration?  Under the heading “speculative ecology,” our panel aims to bring together literary, theoretical, and historical responses to the ecological crisis of our time.

Urban planning and architectural design for sustainable development

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:45pm
IEREK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019

The 4th Urban planning and architectural design for sustainable development-UPADSD

Online conference

Is an attempt to ease attending conferences, for professors, authors, and Ph.D. students/scholars

Decay Theory

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:24pm
American Comparative Literature Association (March 19-22, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

"Decay Theory" Scholars have recently turned to processes of decay as a way to theorize what has been excluded or marginalized in totalizing formulations of capital, the Anthropocene, and the global. From within these fissures, explorations of decay emerge to challenge hegemonic political orders, tropes of human’s ecological dominance, and ontological or aesthetic stasis. This seminar will bring together these emergent disciplinary perspectives to begin theorizing how decay might reshape our scholarly methods and archives. Decay, we contend, is especially useful to think with because it spans the symbolic (e.g. Francis Fukuyama, Political Order and Political Decay) and the material (e.g.

Technoaesthetics: Ways of Seeing the 21st Century (NEMLA 2020)

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:53pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In a letter written to Jacques Derrida in 1982, Gilbert Simondon poses a question to the project of deconstruction: “Why not think about founding and perhaps even provisionally axiomatizing an aesthetico-technics or techno-aesthetics?” Aesthetic thought has for too long remained at the level of subjective contemplation, which effaces any substantive understanding of technology’s effects upon the larger cultural sphere. The technical and the aesthetic, Simondon contends, should instead be understood as a “continuous spectrum” of experience, as each are composed of a “set of sensations” that emerge as matter is transformed, whether by the artist, the engineer, the designer, or the machinist.

Leeds IMC 2020: Lines in the Sand: Ecotones and Polity in Medieval Literature

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 9:45am
Andrew M. Richmond
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

From kingdoms staking claims on opposing riverbanks to landowners arguing over a thorny hedge, transitional environments have long formed the foundations for political and social boundaries. Such material anchors in turn may be claimed to demonstrate the natural legitimacy of these borders and the institutions they define. Yet medieval literature, art, and popular culture overflows with depictions of such ecotones – water to land, mountain to plain, forest to field – that test both the permanence and permeability of the categories and divisions humans impose on their surroundings (and themselves).

Writing a Cosmos: European Literature and Popular Astronomy, 1890-1950 (CfP)

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Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:19am
Christoph Richter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

By the turn of the twentieth century, the ‘new astronomy’ had developed into a proper scientific discipline, with its own sets of instruments, its own journals, its own jargon, and its own interpretative authority. With the acceleration of new discoveries and insights into stellar phenomena, the emerging mass media ensured that this astronomical knowledge fascinated an even wider audience in the late 19th and early 20th century. At the same time, literature across Europe responded to the fascinating astronomical developments in a variety of modes, styles, and genres.

Stage The Future III: International Conference on Science Fiction Theatre

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Monday, August 26, 2019 - 2:36pm
Dr Christos Callow Jr / Cyborphic
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Louise LePage, Lecturer in Theatre (University of York)

Following two successful conferences in the UK, at Royal Holloway, University of London and in Arizona, at Arizona State University, in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Stage the Future returns to the UK for its third conference on science fiction theatre on 6-7 December 2019. We welcome papers, panels, and performances that examine and explore the unique attributes live performance offers to science fiction and those that science fiction offers to live performance.

SEMINAR PROPOSAL: Why work? Technology, magic, and the cultural value of labor

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Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:10pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2020 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

 

CFP for seminar proposal to ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020 annual meeting in Chicago (March 19-22, 2020).

Seminar Title: Why work? Technology, magic, and the cultural value of labor

Climate Change and Comparative Aesthetics

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Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:10am
Rebecca Oh, University of Illinois
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In 2016 Amitav Ghosh threw down a gauntlet: realism, he asserted, is not adequate to the task of representing climate change. As per the subtitle of The Great Derangement, it is “the unthinkable” both in our recent Holocene past and in the genre of realism. Shortly after, Jesse Oak Taylor called out Ghosh’s dismissal of realism on b2o’s blog while advocating other kinds of serious fiction, like modernism and magical realism, as capable of representing climate change. Most recently, Elizabeth DeLoughrey has asserted that allegory is the form par excellence for representing the Anthropocene.

Edited Collection - The Scientist in Popular Culture

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 12:17pm
Rebecca Janicker, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

From news and documentaries to TV drama and major media franchises, science has become a firm fixture in contemporary media culture. Across these diverse formats, a fascination with the perceived capacity of science – whether in the guise of medicine, criminology, space science or engineering – to transform life in wonderful and fearful ways endures. The figure of the scientist is science made manifest and, though different variants have evolved over the centuries, the scientist has remained a constant presence in Western culture. The last hundred years or so has seen many developments in science and technology and popular culture has kept abreast of these, portraying scientists that respond to the shifting hopes and fears of eager audiences.

NeMLA 2020: Literature, New Media and Perception (Panel)

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

With the invention of photography in the mid-19th century, reality no longer depended on the autonomous interpretation of the subject's view, but was instead objectively perceived and recognizable. Contrary to painting, photography fueled changes in perception and perceived reality by realistically reproducing the object as it exists. Now, the 21st century stands under the aegis of the image, a culture dominated by pictures, visual simulations, illusions, copies, and reproductions—creating an inflection point where visual paradigms compete with and even threaten traditional practices.

Vegetable Avatars: Plants, Identity, and Subjectivity in Literature and the Visual Arts

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 3:53pm
Pamela Cooper, Shayne Legassie University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Accepted Panel: NeMLA 2020 --Vegetable Avatars: Plants, Identity and Subjectivity in                                                                             Literature and the Visual Arts

Chairs: Pamela Cooper (UNC at Chapel Hill) & Shayne Legassie (UNC at Chapel Hill)

Format: Panel

Topic Area: Comparative Literature

 

Race/Science/Fiction

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:19am
Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Race/Science/Fiction

 

Past Forward: New Ways of Looking at Old Things

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Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:08am
The Medieval Studies Institute, Indiana University Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

CFP: Past Forward: New Ways of Looking at Old Things

MEST Symposium, Indiana University Bloomington

March 6-7, 2020

 

Keynote: Dr. Michelle Warren (Dartmouth College)

 

 

Proposals for 20-minute papers should be submitted to iumestsymposium@gmail.com by October 4, 2019.

 

 

Pirandello and Scientific Revolution

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Friday, August 9, 2019 - 11:31am
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Pirandello and Scientific Revolution

Edited Collection: Close Reading in the Anthropocene

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Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:02am
Close Reading in the Anthropocene
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

I am looking for one or two more essays to round out a volume on close reading in the anthropocene. Routledge has expressed strong interest in the publishing this volume. 

 

Summary:

The Insectile

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:12am
Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, Uni Köln, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

 

The insectile: A Workshop
Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, Universität zu Köln, 31 January 2020

 

 

Keynote Speaker:

Rachel Murray, University of Loughborough

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (PCA/ACA 2020 4/15-4/18)

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Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:59am
Pop Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

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

 

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 1, 2019

SCMS 2020 CFP — Screening Ourselves: Mediation, Exemplars of Difference, and Cultural Transformation

updated: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 2:54pm
Michael Dalebout — University of California, Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 9, 2019

CFP (SCMS 2020) Screening Ourselves: Mediation, Exemplars of Difference, and Cultural Transformation

Digital media proliferates, in part, because it allows individuals to adopt, inhabit, revise, and project their ways of being. Liking, saving, and sharing digital objects shapes our personal and social lives, and has transformed what it means to see and be seen, to garner and wield cultural influence. By self-reflexively mediating ourselves in cultural artifacts, what political claims are we adopting about how the world is, or should be? Which lives are screenable, or screened? 

Public Policy: Experiences and Policy Transfers among Various Cultural Backgrounds

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Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:15am
Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

The “Journal of Public Policy Studies” published by the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, is proud to announce the Call for Papers to a forthcoming Special Issue entitled:
Public Policy: Experiences and Policy Transfers among Various Cultural Backgrounds” (http://kolegia.sgh.waw.pl/en/KES/publications/public_policy_studies/).

Creating and Defining Multi-cultural American Identities

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:52pm
Scott R Kapuscinski/ Queens College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

As a nation of settlers and immigrants, Americans often confront the possibility of claiming a mixed heritage, whether their ancestors have resided in the country for generations or they themselves are the first generation who have come from another country. Translating Rosemary Serra's study, Sense of Origins: Studies on the young Italian Americans of New York, I have confronted numerous interpretations of how the relationship between two countries (in this case Italy and America) constitutes an essential element of individual identity. Perhaps the most significant aspect is the extremely varied nature regarding how the individuals assign meaning to the term "Italian American."

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Anglo-Saxon Speculative Fictions

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (please see our other CFPs for the additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

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