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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)

Pharmakon Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:33pm
New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Pharmakon Symposium

New York University

Friday, 3 May 2019

 

We invite paper proposals that attempt to seriously engage with the topic of drugs, broadly defined–their cultural, literary, aesthetic, and philosophical ramifications.

 

[DEADLINE TOMORROW: March 1st] Toward Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:53am
CECILLE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Toward Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction

7-9 November 2019, University of Lille (FRANCE)

Convened by: Thomas Dutoit (CECILLE), Sarah Jonckheere (CECILLE/IdA), and Laura Lainväe (EMMA) 


Keynote speakers:

Sarah Wood, co-editor and advisory board of OLR and Angelaki (UK)

Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Washington (USA)

Ursula K. Heise, UCLA (USA)

 

MLA 2020 Special Session CFP: Transmedia Narratives of the Nonhuman (DEADLINE: 3/15/2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Rebecca Wanzo & Lan Dong
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum and the Screen Arts and Culture Forum.

Comics and graphic narratives have long explored the nonhuman as allegorical representatives of the human experience. This panel examines the difference medium makes in adapting comics and graphic narratives for the screen, and how transmedia narratives of the nonhuman represent/challenge our understanding of humanity, for example:

Modernism and the Sense of an Ending

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:52am
Modernist Studies Association (MSA Toronto, 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Modernist Studies Association Conference

Toronto CA, October 17-20, 2019

 

CFP for edited collection: Theatre and the Macabre

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:39am
Meredith Conti
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Proposed Volume: Theatre and the Macabre

Editors:      
Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.                                     Meredith Conti
Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts                 Assistant Professor of Theatre
Loyola Marymount University                          University at Buffalo, SUNY

 

Submissions Timeline and Contact Information:
Please send abstracts of 300-500 words and a 100-word bio to kwetmore@lmu.edu and maconti@buffalo.edu by June 1, 2019. Accepted contributors will submit their chapter drafts to the editors by May 1, 2020. 

Frankenstein’s Lives: Shelley’s Novel as Cultural Phenomenon

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:35pm
Robert I. Lublin and Elizabeth Fay
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Call for Papers: Frankenstein’s Lives: Shelley’s Novel as Cultural Phenomenon

Co-edited by Robert I. Lublin and Elizabeth Fay

We seek chapter proposals for a collection that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

After 200 years, Frankenstein has emerged into an international cultural phenomenon. During the novel’s bicentennial, events took place around the world to celebrate the novel’s publication. Frankenstein continues to be more salient than ever. We are compiling a collection that explores the range of cultural responses the novel has elicited as well as the ways it continues to be relevant to our world today and to the future.

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Disability Studies REOPENED (Deadline Extended – May 1st 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:52am
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Journal of Science Fiction has extended the deadline for contributions to an upcoming special issue on disability studies and science fiction, slated for publication in mid-2019. Pursuant to our initial call, the editorial team is accepting additional submissions for consideration. You can see our announcement here: https://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/announcement/view/18

Victorian Renewals

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:18am
British Association for Victorian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference"Victorian Renewals"

University of Dundee, Scotland28-30 August 2019

CFP: Animal Doubles in Literature and Film (2019 MMLA, Chicago, IL)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:16am
Margaret Day/Midwest Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

SUBMISSION DEADLINE APRIL 5

Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)
Midwest Modern Languages Association
November 13–17, 2019 in Chicago, IL

“How can an animal look you in the face? Animal Doubles in Literature and Film”

This year's "Animals in Literature and Film" panel at the Midwest Modern Languages Association's annual meeting (November 13–17, 2019 in Chicago, IL) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Doubles, Duality, and Doppelgangers,” specifically how works of literature or film reflect or confound perceived differences between human and non-human animals.

Asia//Technics

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 9:40am
Discussion for Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Asia//Technics (discussionforasias.wixsite.com/asiatechnics)

Diversity and Community in Narrative Medicine and the Medical Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:39am
Survive and Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Diversity and Community in Narrative Medicine and the Medical Humanities

Deadline for Abstracts:

April 1, 2019

 

Full Name / Name of Organization:

Survive and Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/

 

Contact Email:

jbrown1@ccny.cuny.edu

Evolutionary Theory, Animal Studies, and Rethinking the "Human" in Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:35am
2019 Meeting of the Georgia Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

The fourteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Call for Area Proposals: Film & History (3/31/19; 11/13-17/19)

updated: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 9:58am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

CALL FOR AREA PROPOSALS

Designing Culture and Character: Technology in Film, Television, and New Media

2019 Film & History Conference

November 13-17

Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club

Madison, WI (USA)

Utopia, Dystopia and Climate Change: 20th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, Europe

updated: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 1:11am
Utopian Studies Society, Europe
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Despite the incidence of climate change scepticism amongst right-wing politicians in the United States and elsewhere, there is a near-consensus amongst scientists that current levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas are sufficient to alter global weather patterns to possibly disastrous effect. Writing in the journal Utopian Studies in 2016, the Californian science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson observed that: "Climate change is inevitable - we’re already in it - and because we’re caught in technological and cultural path dependency, we can’t easily get back out of it ...

Victorian Data

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:18pm
NAVSA Victorian Data Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The newly-formed North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Data Caucus will host its free inaugural conference at the University of Virginia on November 15-16, 2019. Our conception of data encompasses British and North American practices for gathering and expressing information; cultural attitudes toward data; the rising disciplines and technologies that lead to today’s communications, new media, critical coding, and data science; digital collections; digital pedagogies; quantitative methods; data theory, and digital humanities. We welcome proposals from those working with historical and/or technical data, as well as the digital-curious.

Graduate Conference: Technology and Literature

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 10:30am
Boston University Department of Romance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

 

TECHNOLOGY AND LITERATURE

 

Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference

 

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

 

Call for Papers

 

Journal of Awareness (JoA)

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:43pm
RATING ACADEMY LTD.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

 Journal of Awareness (E-ISSN 2149-6544) is an international refereed journal which started to be published in 2016.  The journal aims to include works in different art fields. In this framework, high quality theoretical and applied articles are going to be published. The views and works of artists, academicians, researchers and professionals working in all fileds of arts are brought together.

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