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Science Fiction and Fantasy Characters as Dramatis Personae

updated: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:10am
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Museum of Science Fiction's literary programming track is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 25th – 27th, 2018.

After Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:38am
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

After Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

6 - 7 July 2018

Lancaster University, UK

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, UK)

Dr Andrew Tate (Lancaster, UK)

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 15 April 2018

‘Fantastika’ is an umbrella term which embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk or any other radically imaginative narrative space.

Traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:13am
Literary and Visual Landscapes, University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape

25 April 2018, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

 

‘Literary and Visual Landscapes’, a University of Bristol interdisciplinary seminar series, invites proposals for a symposium in April 2018 on the theme of ‘traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape’. This symposium provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for researchers to share their insights and expertise, and opportunities to network with academics within and across disciplinary boundaries.

 

Consumerism and Science Fiction (MMLA Nov 15-18)

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:05am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) – November 15-18 Kansas City

Consumerism and Science Fiction: From Modernism to Postmodernism

The Indian River Review

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:06am
Indian River State College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Indian River Review is currently soliciting submissions for its sixth issue scheduled for publication in late spring 2019. The theme for this issue is “passion.” Of course, this word immediately proposes romantic passion, and while the editors are not against submissions that go in that direction, submitters should be careful. Think Wuthering Heights or even When Harry Met Sally, not Fifty Shades of Grey, specifically no erotica.

Feminism and Food Media

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:07am
Feminist Media Studies / Tisha Dejmanee
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 5, 2018

Food media have become exponentially popular throughout the 21st century, with growth in the production and consumption of digital ‘food porn,’ cookbooks and content in the food blog- and vlogospheres. Across these diverse formats, food media have long been recognized as artifacts that reference culturally- and historically-specific ideals of gender at the same time that they offer instructional food pedagogies. For instance, scholars have pointed out the links between food preparation rituals and the performance of gender from the hypermasculinization of barbeque to the feminized daintiness of baking desserts, and from ideas about the gendered organization of food labor to the embodied pleasures of food porn.  

Transposition of Religious and Theological Concepts Through Worldbuilding

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:12am
AAR, Religion and Science Fiction Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

I am working to organize a panel proposal for this year's American Academy of Religion conference for the Religion and Science Fiction Unit. In particular, I am looking for fellow panelists interested in presenting papers on the topic "Transposition of Religious and Theological Concepts Through Worldbuilding." If you are interested, I would need your 1,000-word proposal and 150-word abstract by February 23rd so that I can draft a cohesive 1,000-word panel proposal before the final deadline. Please reach out to me if you are interested.

Sowell Collection Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:19am
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texac Tech U
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is hosting a conference in Lubbock, TX, April 19-21, 2018.  Barry Lopez will be our featured speaker. 

We accept both creative and scholarly papers/panels.  We prefer creative work grounded in the natural world and critical/scholarly papers dealing in some way with writers whose work is included in the Sowell Collection.  However, we always take a very broad (and we hope welcoming) approach to thoughtful and thought provoking proposals.

Is Big Data a New Medium? An Interdisciplinary Symposium 7-8 May 2018

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:23am
LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018

The growing quantification of social behaviours changes those behaviours. Extensive data collection alters the way we view our bodies, habits, environments, relationships, and society at large. Big data architectures are increasingly determining classificatory systems in the social, political, and corporate realms, transforming political questions into ‘technical management’. Promises of a cyborgian existence, free of patriarchal, capitalist, social, gender, and racial oppression (Haraway) here stand in stark contrast to the steadily proliferating forms of digital surveillance and control. Data, and their multiple arborisations, have become new epistemic landscapes. They have also become new existential territories (Guattari).

Just Representations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Justice in World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 2:26pm
York University English Graduate Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS-SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION

YORK UNIVERSITY EGSA CONFERENCE 2018:
Just Representations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Justice in World Literature

Conference Date: May 4-5, 2018
Conference Location: York University, Toronto, Canada Call

NEW Deadline: February 18, 2018

“Universalism is implicated in both imperial schemes to control the world and liberatory mobilizations for justice and empowerment.”
-Anna Tsing

Our Dying Earth: A Journey Through Eco-Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:33am
Michael Brett Fish/University of North Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The University of North Alabama English Department

Announces the 9th Annual Alabama Regional Inter-Disciplinary Graduate Conference

March 8-10th, 2018

Our Dying Earth: A Journey through Ecocriticism

“Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas

English IV: 19th Century British Literature Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:01pm
Courtney Simpkins / South Central MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The 75th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas from October 11-14 at the historic Menger Hotel on the River Walk, right next door to the Alamo. San Antonio is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Crossroads of Cultures.” Through the art, architecture and design of the city, it is evident that there were, and are, different cultures crossing paths and influencing each other, now and over the past several centuries. San Antonio is a cultural kaleidoscope that began with the native indigenous peoples who made their home here. The arrival of the Spanish people and, later, the Anglos, resulted in a new culture that permeates almost every place in the United States: the Hispanic American culture.

Disability Studies and Ecocriticism: Critical and Creative Intersections

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:57pm
Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

In disability studies, the environment is already an issue as the social model situates the impaired, and possibly disabled, body in the world. After all, it is the social environment that disables. To state the obvious, this emphasis on the environment substantiates, to a degree, the major concern of ecocritics. However, there are also problems. As Tom Shakespeare points out, the social model is limited: Not every environment, human or not, can be made fully accessible. Can, truly, a mountainous terrain be made accessible to everyone?

Call for Papers Mnemonics 2018 Summer School: Ecologies of Memory

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:38pm
Tom Chadwick/University of Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

 

Call for Papers Mnemonics 2018 Summer School: Ecologies of Memory (Leuven, 22–24 August 2018)

The seventh Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will be hosted by the Flemish Memory Studies Network (a collaboration of the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative at Ghent University and KU Leuven’s Literary Studies Research Unit) from 22 to 24 August 2018 at the Irish College in Leuven. Confirmed keynote speakers are Rick Crownshaw (Goldsmiths, University of London), Andrew Hoskins (University of Glasgow), and Gabriele Schwab (UC Irvine).

Hoodwinking Higher Education: Deviant Behavior and Academia

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:30pm
Salvador Jimenez Murguía, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology Akita International University Yuwa, Akita-city 010-1292 Japan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Call for Chapters in and Edited Volume

Hoodwinking Higher Education: Deviant Behavior and Academia

I am seeking contributors to an edited volume on academic deviance titled, Hoodwinking Higher Education: Deviant Behavior and Academia.

My own current involvement in this project stems from substantial fieldwork on the topic, in particular fraudulent academic conferences that offer various amenities such as vacation/tourist packages; guaranteed acceptance for participation; guaranteed publications in conference proceedings; invitations for future keynote speaking engagements; all at the expense of allocated college/university research budgets.

Emergent Forms of Speculative Media

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:24pm
American Studies Association 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

 

Call for Panelists

 

2018 Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association – “States of Emergence”

 

Panel: Emergent Forms of Speculative Media

 

 

CFP: SFRA 2018 (Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI; Sunday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 4, 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:22pm
Science Fiction Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

SCIENCE FICTION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018

Sunday, July 1- Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

 

Conference Theme: The Future of Labor

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Peter Frase (author of Four Futures)

Rebekah Sheldon (author of The Child to Come)

 

What remains of postmodernity?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 2:32pm
Forma. Revista d’Estudis Comparatius (Pompeu Fabra University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Forma. Revista d’Estudis Comparatius has the honor to present the new call for papers for its seventeenth number, titled

What remains of postmodernity?

Disability Studies and Ecocriticism: Critical and Creative Intersections

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:01am
Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

This CFP calls for critical essays and creative works that address the intersection of disability studies and ecocriticism, or disability and the environment. In terms of critical essays, we will consider analyses of novels, poetry, comics, dance, art, and movies. We will also consider creative works (including creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction) that center on an exploration of the relationship(s) between disability and the environment.

Victorian Animal Encounters

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Victorian Animal Encounters: A one day conference University of Portsmouth UK, 4 May 2018  Keynote speaker: Dr Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway “I went to show my friend Pigott the grave of the illustrious Shelley. Approaching the resting-place of the divine poet in a bright sunlight, the finest black Tom you ever saw discovered at an incredible distance that a catanthropist had entered the cemetery—rushed up at a gallop with his tail at right-angles to his spine—turned over on his back with his four paws in the air, and said in the language of cats: ‘Shelley be hanged! Come and tickle me!’ I stooped and tickled him. We were both profoundly affected.” (Wilkie Collins, letter to his mother, 1866).

Heresy and Borders: Third Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:52am
International Society for Heresy Studies and Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Following two successful New York City conferences in 2014 and 2016, the International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its third biennial conference to be hosted by the Institute of English Studies at Senate House in London on 15-16 June 2018. The conference theme will broadly focus on how borders between heresy and orthodoxy are created, maintained, and imagined.

Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-

updated: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 5:54pm
University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS, FICTION, ART, PERFORMANCE, MUSIC

 

 Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-

 

A Reprise of the 2014 Conference,

Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27, 2018,

at The University of Chicago and Northwestern University,

 

with a Keynote Performance by

Adam Zaretsky (Marist College)

 

and a Roundtable on the Future of Animal Studies feat.

*E-mail Address Corrected and Submission Deadline Pushed Back* The Anthropocene in question: art, literature, humanities and natural science

updated: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:52am
Université de Sherbrooke comparative literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS

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« L’Anthropocène en question : arts, lettres, sciences humaines et naturelles »

Colloque interdisciplinaire

12 et 13 avril 2018

Université de Sherbrooke

 

Dans le cadre de la 16e édition du colloque en littérature canadienne comparée de l’Université de Sherbrooke, sont invité·e·s étudiant·e·s, professeur·e·s et spécialistes des milieux pratiques de tous les horizons disciplinaires à se pencher sur la question anthropocène.

Worldcon 76 Academic Track

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:15pm
The 76th World Science Fiction Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 1, 2018

Science fiction always plays a part in recreating our world and directing civilization's progress. While much SF takes place in a hypothetical "future," the entire body of speculative literature influences and interacts with our world—suggesting potentialities, solutions, organizational methods, alternative cultures, and paths to follow or avoid. In that spirit, the 76th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in San José, California has chosen "Make the Future" for its overarching theme.

Chapter Proposals for "Ecofeminist Science Fiction"

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:18pm
D. A. Vakoch / METI
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume titled Ecofeminist Science Fiction. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@meti.org by February 1, 2018. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by February 15, 2018. For accepted proposals, first drafts of full chapters (5,000 words) are due by June 1, 2018, and final versions are due August 1, 2018.

Confirmed chapters for Ecofeminist Science Fiction include the following:

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