This panel examines the language used to represent disdained or illicit early modern labor. We seek papers that ask how gender functions in cultural attempts to prohibit, criminalize, or disparage marginalized workers or practioners of unsanctioned professions (e.g., cure peddalers, sex workers, pirates, poachers, counterfeiters). What do representations of such disruptive laborers tell us about the dynamic between subsistence pursuits and the accumulation of economic surplus in early modern burgeoning capitalism? How do these disruptive economies depend upon and sustain already authorized systems?
In times marked by the growing and irreversible impact of global climate change, this panel welcomes contributions exploring the literary and artistic ideations of Francophone ecofutures within and across French-speaking spaces. Inspired by the recent publication boom of eco-oriented literary and philosophical works such as Leonora Miano’s Rouge impératrice, Malcom Ferdinand’s Pour une écologie décoloniale, and Felwine Sarr’s Afrotopia, this panel seeks to answer questions such as: how have Francophone visual and literary ecofictions imagined decolonial futures?
Research centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media) of Ghent University (Belgium) is delighted to announce From the Scenic Essay to the Essay-Exhibition. Expanding the Essay Form in the Arts after Literature and Film, an international conference from 27th-29th of April 2022 in Ghent (Belgium) and the corresponding call for proposals to contribute to this event.
Theme of the conference:
Girl, Interrupted. Crank. Thirteen Reasons Why. Wintergirls. It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Turtles All the Way Down. Amidst a preponderance of "mental illness novels" marketed toward a young-adult audience, we are left wondering: where's the Madness?
SF: Activism and Resistance
9-11 September 2021, online
Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza
Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang
Call for Chapter Proposals or Chapters:
Edited volume Consuming Bodies: Body Commodification and Embodiment in Late Capitalist Societies
Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University)
Fae Chubin (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bradley University)
Sarah Whetstone (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bradley University)
Since the origins of the English novel, and the rise of philosophical materialism in the wake of Rene Descartes, David Hume, and John Locke, English fiction writers have been interested in capturing the neural activity of the brain through narrative style, form, and genre. In the same vain, in The Feeling of What Happens (1999), Antonio Damasio, having cited Hume and Descartes as precedents for contemporary neuroscience, contends that “consciousness may be produced within the three pounds of flesh we call brain” (28). Damasio’s comment translates a reductionism whereby the immaterial experience is reduced to the function of the neurons.
“Everything miasmic”: Modernist Bodies in Sickness and Health
Session sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900
This panel is interested in critiques of narratives and representations of spaces and technologies of care, including the medicalization of homes, disabling spaces in the home, examinations of how bodied and disembodied artificial intelligence may change geographies of care, deterritorialization of long-term care facilities, the cosmopolitanized spaces of care in hotels, the gendered and racialized politics of service industries, and the promotion or promise of care through mediated forms of print and digital technologies.
This panel will explore the many existing and potential connections between video games and the literary world. Many leading games have explicitly referred to works of literature, either within their storyworlds or in their marketing (for instance, Bioshock’s interactive rebuttal of Ayn Rand’s ideas). More broadly, emerging video game theory has often defined itself either by analogy or by opposition to existing concepts from literary theory. Book genres such as the choose-your-own adventure format (eg. Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! series) have also anticipated video gaming, and in turn been remastered as games using the same text and narrative structure.
Call for Papers
Planetary Health Humanities and Pandemics
Heike Härting and Heather Meek (eds.)
The 4th World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities is returning in 2022! Having reviewed the feedback from our attendees, we knew that this event is here to stay. We have received an overwhelming amount of praise for the quality of the content at the 2021 event and are excited to launch the next edition of SHCONF.
Storyworlds. A Journal of Narrative Studies, published by the University of Nebraska Press, is inviting additional submissions for a special issue titled Narrative Medicine in Unhealthy Times. We welcome papers focused on a variety of topics in the multidisciplinary field of narrative medicine, including the following broad categories:
• Historical perspectives that present the emergence of narrative medicine as a distinct sub-field of study
• Narrative medicine, suffering, and empathy
• Ethics of research and narrative medicine
• Narrative medicine and the biopolitical
• Narrative medicine and the Covid-19 pandemic
• Neoliberalism and narrative medicine
Call for Chapters
Antiracist Library and Information Science: Racial Justice and Community
Call for Chapters of an edited work: Antiracist Library and Information Science: Racial Justice and Community, part of the Advances in Librarianship Book Series by Emerald Publishing, to be delivered to the publisher in 2022.
Book Editors: Kimberly Black, Ph.D., Chicago State University and Bharat Mehra, Ph.D., University of Alabama
We are soliciting two types of original contributions to this work:
HUNGER AND WASTE
Volume 40, Number 1, Spring 2022
Issue Editor: Isabelle Meuret
This issue of Literature and Medicine will interrogate expressions of hunger and waste in both literary and biomedical contexts.
Hunger is a physiological disposition, a daily preoccupation, and a metaphor for desire. On another scale, global hunger—leading to malnutrition and starvation—affects hundreds of millions living in poverty. As for waste, the dearth, careless use, or squandering of resources, together with climate change and other environmental challenges, have raised new concerns about food supplies and unequal access.
Messengers from the Stars: Episode VI
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
November 25-26, 2021
Nature and Overnature in SF and Fantasy Discourses
Science Fiction and Fantasy are lasting fields of inquiring into today’s world. They have become privileged means to question issues of aesthetic, ethical, political, social, economic, environmental and historical nature with high impact on contemporary societies. They have promoted hot-button issues and rich critical debates in literature as well as in cinema, TV, and videogames among other media.
4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (ICARSH) is the premier forum for scientists, researchers and students to discuss and exchange their new ideas, novel results, work in progress and experience on all aspects of Academic conference on social sciences and humanities. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
We seek submissions for The Feminist Playbook: Classroom Activities for Intersectional Pedagogy—an edited book collection of interdisciplinary, feminist lesson plans intended for any higher-eduction class where learning happens outside of the gender box. We are currently in discussion with Routledge and CRC press about publishing this professional resource for faculty and instructors teaching in colleges and universities.
To this end, we are seeking proposals that describe an active learning lesson that ahderes to at least one tenent of feminist pedagogy:
17-18 June 2021 - ONLINE (via Zoom)
All details: https://www.migration-conference.info/
Deadline for proposals: 23 May 2021
CFP: Migration, Adaptation and Memory
How do we remember and represent our migration experiences? Who is involved in these processes? How does history remember these events? What helps migrants and societies to adapt? The significance of these and related questions have made their way into our daily lives, from the refugee crisis to policy decisions, individual psychotherapy to (re)building identities, communities, and memories.
CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of Open Philosophy
(NEO)CYBERNETIC PATHS FOR AN EPISTEMOLOGY OF DIGITAL CULTURES
International Comparative Literature in the Post-Pandemic Age:
the Path and Ethics of Dialogue
An ICL Young Scholar Forum
2021 Series: Panel No. 1
Conference Time/Venue: Sep 3, 2021; a virtual conference
Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 30, 2021.
Deadline for Full Paper Submission: July 31, 2021.
Contact Person: Tsaiyi Wu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizer: The Editorial Office of International Comparative Literature
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 93rd Annual Conference from November 4-6, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, afrofuturism, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South, its history, culture, or locale intersects in some way.
the International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. Taking place on 25 – 27 June 2021 in Vienna, Austria, ICSHA aims to contribute to the future of social sciences and humanities and arts by bringing together leading scholars, academics, and researchers in the field.
Developed on the principles of open exchange of information and cross-border learning, this conference is designed to facilitate heated discussions and provide inspiration to the network that’s shaping the direction of one of the most important fields of social development.
The Science and Technology area of NEPCA encourages proposals for presentations that explore the relation of science and technology (broadly defined) to popular culture and to American culture. We are particularly interested in putting science, technology, culture, and the humanities in conversation with one another. How are science and technology represented in popular culture? How do we use popular culture to understand science and technology? And how do we use science and technology to understand narratives, art, and culture? What do we gain, what do we risk by approaching science and technology from the lens of the humanities, the humanities from the lens of science, by putting these disciplines in conversation with each other?
Conferenc Online (via Zoom): 20-21 May 2021
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
M.A. Marlena Hetman - Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
This session invites proposals that bring a vibrant range of science, technology, and network perspectives to the Midwest MLA 2021 conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity.”
We are pleased to welcome you to the 9th International Conference on Modern Approach in Humanities. Taking place on the 22th-24th of October in Vienna, Austria, it will bring together a truly international community of academics to share experiences and exchange research findings on all aspects of specialized and interdisciplinary fields. This is a premier learning opportunity, combined with vibrant networking activities and engaging discussions on the latest innovations, trends and practical concerns and challenges in the field.
The 3rd World Conference on Research in Social Sciences is a premier academic conference that will bring together academics, researchers, and scholars. It’s three days of learning, networking, and exploring solutions to common challenges.
The event will take place on the 22nd-24th of October in Vienna, Austria. A truly academic international community will come together to address the most pressing needs in the field on topics ranging from Education to Law to Humanities to Politics to numerous others. SOCIALSCIENCESCONF is a unique opportunity to not only engage in cross-border learning and discover innovative ideas, but to share your own research and its findings with a network of peers.
Welcome to the 4th International Conference on Modern Approach in Humanities and Social Sciences (ICMHS). Taking place on 10-12 September 2021 in Zurich, Switzerland, a conference on social sciences and humanities is more than an academic conference. It’s an opportunity to source feedback on your research, to get published in internationally recognized academic journals, and to explore the city of Amsterdam on a free tour.
The 6th International Conference on New Findings on Humanities and Social Sciences (HSCONF) will take place on the 20th-22nd of August in Dublin, Ireland. Other editions took place in France, Hungary, Switzerland and etc. Having received overwhelming support and acknowledgment from the participants of the first three events, this social sciences and humanities conference is set to have another outstanding year.