CFP for Essay Collection: Frontiers: Cosmos, Curiosity, Creativity Cultures approach religious questions in ways informed by their cosmologies and vice versa. Traditions considered religious therefore interact closely with speculations about “the heavens,” the stars, and outer space in the imaginative work of world-building.
Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences
5th and 6th October 2018
This international conference seeks to investigate the global history of the sexual sciences by focusing on the concept of development. Key questions might include, but are not limited to:
Including theoretical and artwork presentations the conference "Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2018" continues to focus: a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality - as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, b) in the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.
The LGBTQ Center at Brown University is seeking creative and scholarly submissions for the inaugural issue of the graduate journal Undone: A Legacy of Queer (Re)imaginings. In conjunction with the Center’s 2017-2018 Queer Legacy Series, the first issue, “Queering Across Borders,” takes up queer narratives and methods, particularly as they relate to the border, as it might be variously interpreted, and its crossing.
Call for Conference Paper Proposals, “The Anthropocene and Beyond,” Hong Kong, 29 May-1 June 2018. Human society and culture have arrived at a pivotal moment in the production of scientific, economic, psychological, and even artistic and philosophical subjectivity and identity. The different “scales” inherent in the concept of the Anthropocene galvanize both the local and global, inviting academic research to adopt an interdisciplinary approach with unprecedented pace and intensity. The Anthropocene has emerged as the ultimate conceptual horizon of cultural, economic, and political debates, disrupting the whole pattern of our “thought” itself in a radical process of paradigm shift.
Catherine Malabou opens Before Tomorrow (2014) with a striking yet seemingly simple question: ‘Why has the question of time lost its status as the leading question of philosophy?’ At one time, once upon a time, time led the way to the meaning of being, so why has no one ‘taken up the problem by trying to develop afresh a decisive concept of temporality?’ And, more, why does no one even ask this question anymore?
The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Seventh International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 18–19 May 2018.
Conference programme will include a keynote lecture by Prof. Daniel Dejica from Politehnica University of Timisoara, titled "A Historical and Emotional View into the Evolution of the Translation Profession," another keynote lecture by the renowned author Laura Barna, "The Coloring of Words," and a projection of The Motel in the Well movie (2016) by Sara Rajaei and Neva Lukic.
Call for a paper that addresses and compares great ape intelligence and social behavior. Specifically, we’d be interested, in line with the aims and scope of the journal, for a paper that looks at, among great apes, what has been traditionally considered human-unique traits and characteristics like moral behavior. Therefore, emphasis could be placed, comparatively speaking even among the great apes, on the similarities and differences in helping, aggression, and intelligence among orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos. In this regard, one could discuss recent findings in the context of great ape personhood. In turn, the paper could dovetail into a discussion about great apes in captivity, habitat loss, and animal rights.
In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid monsters. Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 20, 2018 to Crystal O’Leary-Davidson at Middle Georgia State University email@example.com .
Call for papers
Conference: The Fates of Frankenstein
23-24 November 2018, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
2018 sees a flourishing crop of events commemorating, one way or another, the bicentenary of Frankenstein’s publication. The Fates of Frankenstein is a two-day conference about adaptations and appropriations of Shelley’s novel.
Digital Stories: Narratives and Aesthetics in Post-network Media
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, TFTV
University of York
Symposium, 21st June, 2018
Institutions and Well-Being:
Heritage, Space & Bodies
Elisabeth Punzi (University of Gothenburg), Christoph Singer (University of Paderborn), Cornelia Wächter (Ruhr University Bochum)
A special issue of Asiascape: Digital Asia
Dr. Rahul K. Gairola, Murdoch University, Australia
Dr. Martin Roth, University of Leipzig, Germany
Digital technologies, namely the “internet,” have catalyzed a dramatic shift in the production of space and how we conceive it. They are ambiguous at their borders, at once expanding yet shrinking notions of home and homeland, of the local and the global, and of the intangible and the material. Such fuzziness and shifting boundaries generate new spatial relations on multiple layers which we call “digital spatialities.”
Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)
Midwest Modern Languages Association
November 15–18, 2018 in Kansas City, MO
This year's "Animals in Literature and Film" panel at the Midwest Modern Languages Association's annual meeting (November 15–18, 2018 in Kansas City, MO) invites papers engaging the conference's theme of "Consuming Cultures," specifically how the consumption or non-consumption of animals by animals (both human and non-human) has shaped our moral, symbolic, and traditional relationships with what we call "food."
Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way. For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from Gabriel García Márquez to China Miéville to Octavia Butler. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 2
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition of scholarly reflections about historical and current social complexity in Africa and the African diaspora as mirrored in Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s film Black Panther (Marvel Studio. Burbank, CA: 2018).
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at Midwest MLA 2018
This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO November 15th-18th. Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
Deploying the broad catch-all of ‘metaphysics’, this conference will explore SF’s lost history of engagement with myth, magic, religion and the supernatural. Central areas of focus will include an assessment of what role (if any) metaphysical phenomena have played in science fiction, and to what degree SF can be distanced from the spiritual, supernatural and numinous concerns of other literatures of the fantastic. Assessing SF’s complex relationship with the metaphysical opens into many productive areas of inquiry: How can science fictional texts help us understand broader cultural processes of knowledge formation and paradigm shift?
Call for Papers
Reconstructing the Social Sciences and Humanities: Antenor Firmin, Western Intellectual Tradition, and Black Atlantic Thought and Culture
Editors: Celucien L. Joseph, PhD, Paul Mocombe, PhD
New Material for Digital Culture
SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES
devoted to cross-disciplinary, cross-genre, and cross-media scholarship
SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES is a scholarly, academic conference which runs in conjunction with HawaiiCon (September 13-16, 2018) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on the western coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i.
Call for Papers, Women's Studies Special Issue: "Futures of Feminist Science Studies"
This special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that work at the intersections of science studies, feminism, and cultural studies. We are especially interested in work that explores the possibilities that emerge from feminist science studies, both as a critique science’s “culture of no culture” and as a pedagogical intervention relevant to the training of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students. Submissions for this issue should fall into one of two broad categories: "Gender, Science, and the Practice of Culture" and "Feminist Science Studies in the University Classroom."
2018 Center for Literature and Medicine Summer Seminar at Hiram College
Public Health Humanities: Audience, Engagement, and Social Justice
June 6-9, 2018
Application Deadline: March 16, 2018
To apply, please visit: www.hiram.edu/2018summerseminar
The spring 2018 issue of ELOPE is dedicated to the position and role of speculative fiction and especially science fiction in a world that is increasingly becoming speculative and science fictional. The globalized, digitally mediated nature of contemporary realities and, indeed, individuals, increasingly corresponds to those imagined by the literary cyberpunk of the 1980s – by the movement which with its formal and thematic properties arguably blurred the dividing line between the “mainstream” literary fiction and the science fiction genre.
Junior Researcher Workshop
(In)Human Time: Artistic Responses to Radiotoxicity
23 May 2018, 13:00 - 18:00, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
In association with “As Slowly as Possible”: A Symposium of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, 24-26 May 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
6 - 7 July 2018
Lancaster University, UK
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
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.