8th – 10th April 2021 (Application Deadline extended)
“The interactions that make us sick also constitute us as a community. Disease emergence dramatizes the dilemma that inspires the most basic human narratives: the necessity and danger of human contact.” Priscilla Ward, Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative. Duke UP, 2008.
Articles in about 4000(four thousand words) are invited from faculties, academicians, scholars and activists for the inaugural issue of a peer reviewed journal called Social Currents. The issue will feature articles on the Covid-19 pandemic and what this means for a society, culture and nation. Have we learnt new lessons or should we go about doing what we always aspire and do-a technocracy irreverent to human history and its complex interlinking with the environment. While doctors and nurses are at the forefront of the battle against the pandemic, are we somehow ignoring the sanitation workers or such men and women who have been traditionally marginalized and do not figure in our ideas of societal growth?
We tend to look at medicine and the arts & humanities as two separate entities unaware that they are similar. Medicine is affiliated with rationality while the arts & humanities are affiliated with emotions. As a result, a number of gaps exist between Medicine and Literature that need to be closed. In this session, I would like to expand upon the practice of storytelling in Healthcare settings and the ways in which it allows for a more patient-centered approach. I would also like to examine our roles as literature, language, and creative writing scholars in bridging the gaps between the two disciplines, attempting to improve the mental health of healthcare professionals through the act of writing, and contributing to a better healthcare system.
As Carroll Pursell suggests in Technology in Postwar America, technology enabled America to develop global prominence in the 20th century. And in seems poised to do the same in the 21st. Yet the relationship Americans have with technology is thorny. For instance, Thomas L. Friedman lauds technology, observing that “Globalization 3.0,” a new era in global history that is marked by digital developments, is leveling the playing field (The World is Flat 10).
As we (North American academics) think and, moreover, live in the shadow of the global pandemic, the role digital media plays in our no-longer-ordinary lives becomes increasingly salient. During the quarantine, participation in digital lives can be said to be no longer a supplement or replacement for “real life”; instead, it seems to have become its constitutive activity. Nevertheless, this new entanglement between the pandemic and digital media is not devoid of national, political, economic, and linguistic specificities: issues of accessibility, censorship, credibility, and the like cannot be addressed in the abstract. Instead, they only become visible when uses of digital media is contextualized and compared across national and linguistic boundaries.
Rethinking Relations - Michel Serres and the Environmental Humanities
An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Konstanz, Germany
November 11-13, 2021
Moritz Ingwersen, American Studies, Konstanz
Beate Ochsner, Media Studies, Konstanz
So forget the word environment, commonly used in this context.
--Serres, The Natural Contract--
Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with the established anthropocentrism and the idea of human exceptionalism.
CFP: Emerging Trends in Twenty-First-Century Horror
Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2021
full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vernon Press invites chapters for an edited volume on the spaces within Renaissance anatomy theatre.
The collection asks, how did actions and conversations taking place within a Renaissance/Early Modern anatomy theatre make their way into European society? How did public dissection and anatomical research influence the arts, government, or society? This collection examines the spaces of intersections within the anatomy theatre, the aspects of gender present in anatomical discourse and images, and a shared interest in the physical body and its parts.
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
with a Forum on Data and Computational Pedagogy
Gregory Palermo (Northeastern University)
Brandon Walsh (University of Virginia Library)
Kelly Hammond (CUNY Graduate Center)
Call for submissions URL: https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/call-for-submissions/
CONFERENCE ONLINE*9-10 July2020Deadline for Proposals: 25 June 2020
Molecular Intimacies of Empire
Media Literacy and Academic Research (MLAR)
ISSN 2585-8726 (Print), ISSN: 2585-9188 (Online)
Call for Papers
Call for Contributions to an Edited Collection
Edited by Natasha Lushetich & Iain Campbell
CFP – Beyond Borders: Empires, Bodies, Science Fictions
11th-12th September 2020
Keynote Speakers: Dr Nadine El-Enany and Florence Okoye
A border, like race, is a cruel fiction
Maintained by constant policing, violence
Always threatening a new map.
from Wendy Trevino, 'Brazilian is Not a Race'
As a result of the ongoing crisis this conference will have to take place online, with the possibility of some optional in-person elements. We think now more than ever is a time to question the role of borders in our lives and so we want to proceed with this conversation. If you have any questions or concerns about this please feel free to get in touch.
Indeterminate Futures / The Future of Indeterminacy
Transdisciplinary Conference DEADLINE for LIVE AND VIRTUAL PROPOSALS EXTENDED
13 – 15 November 2020, University of Dundee, Scotland
Keynotes: Karen Barad, Franco Berardi, Xin Wei Sha
Caused Selves: Embodying the Material World in the Middle Ages
Julie Orlemanski (University of Chicago), Seminar Leader
CALL FOR PAPERS (updated May 2020)
Children’s Literature and Climate Change
Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn
Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York
Hello Digital Heroes!
We are excited to announce the relaunch of the Digital Heroisms Conference!
Given the effect that Covid-19 has had on the University of Glasgow and on all of us, Digital Heroisms will be moving online. It will be hosted in the world of Gielinor, in Runescape, to embody the spirit of Digital Heroism by connecting scholars from across the globe to exchange research in a Fantasy world.
We are reopening the call for papers from today, with an amended deadline of July 8th.
The conference itself will take place on August 5th.
Third Stone, a journal devoted to Afrofuturism and its forms, seeks submissions to build a comprehensive annotated bibliography of source material on the Black fantastic, including traditional print sources (books, magazines, journal articles, newspapers, and reviews) and digital media (audio, video, film, and websites).
It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.
– Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble
From Annihilation to High Life:
Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in
Contemporary Science Fiction Film
Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2020
The editors of this proposed journal special issue seek papers on the following topic:
The National institute of Technology, Silchar is organizing a symposium on ''Digital Expressions of the Self'' during 7-8 Dec 2020. We are interested in how people experiment with creative expressions of the self. Constructing the self in the digital sphere may involve processes of experimentation that in turn allow one to experience the self in multiple ways. This is mediated of course by the apparatus of the digital-codes and algorithms. We are interested in the nuances of these processes and the aesthetics of the expressions. The deadline for abstract submission is 22 May. Details available here:
Digital technologies have in the last decade profoundly changed China’s cultural landscape. Messaging apps such as WeChat and Chinese-language podcasts have become important platforms for critical debate, whilst the rising popularity of online platforms for fiction writing, video sharing, shopping, movie ratings and gaming reflect new practices of media consumption and reception. State surveillance and censorship play an important role in China’s wired culture, but web-based cultural activities do not only take place in the shadows of a repressive state but also reflect profound social and cultural transformations, technological developments as well as innovative engagements with traditional aesthetics.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We look forward to innovative articles on documentary and / or staged photography. Pictures science is an interdisciplinary magazine that is open to different approaches. Submissions should be accompanied by at least one picture. We are also open to artistic contributions, but the underlying methods and theories should be explained.
Please contact: email@example.com
[Deadline Extended] 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 Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, 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 is a central locale or focus of the work.
Call for Book Chapters on Environmental Racism and/or Literature of the Global South
The Anthropocene: Approaches and Contexts for Literature and the Humanities
According to the most recent gender report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse” (COVID-19: A Gender Lens). The COVID-19 crisis has affected and continues to affect every aspect of our lives, raising anxieties, limiting spaces, and intensifying tension and conflict in different areas.
Digital Humanities Laboratories: Global Perspectives Editors: Urszula Pawlicka-Deger (Aalto University) and Christopher Thomson (University of Canterbury) CFP: A proposal for Routledge (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities Series) What is a digital humanities lab? How can we study labs in/for the digital humanities critically? How can a digital humanities lab become involved with industry? What is the culture of digital humanities labs? How does the existence of a lab change a discipline and the humanities at large? How are infrastructure and technologies intertwined within knowledge production?