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 (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).
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.
Call for Panelists
2018 Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association – “States of Emergence”
Panel: Emergent Forms of Speculative Media
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
Peter Frase (author of Four Futures)
Rebekah Sheldon (author of The Child to Come)
Forma. Revista d’Estudis Comparatius has the honor to present the new call for papers for its seventeenth number, titled
What remains of postmodernity?
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: 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).
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.
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.
APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS
« L’Anthropocène en question : arts, lettres, sciences humaines et naturelles »
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.
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.
Panel Title: A Pluralistic American Literature
The Second Galway Digital Cultures Initiative conference, Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, 20-21 April 2018
N. B. EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE
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 email@example.com 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:
French version to follow. Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018
Call for Submissions: “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change”
Special Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
The term "Plantationocene" has recently been proposed to describe the extractive and alienating processes of racial capitalism that have undergirded imperialism, racial slavery, environmental degradation, and climate colonialism. We invite proposals that interrogate this term in relation to the methods and field imaginaries of American Studies. Proposals may address questions such as: How does the Plantationocene inflect or change practices of periodization, (trans)national studies, and disciplinary boundaries within American Studies? What histories and texts take on new or different significance in the context of the Plantationocene? How has or hasn't the field begun to address the Plantationocene? How can we teach (in) the Plantationocene?
Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures
Call for Papers
The Asylum Steampunk Festival Conference
Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln
25th – 26th August 2018
Yomi Ayeni – Transmedia Author, Producer, and Filmmaker
Following a lecture-cum-workshop in January 2017 with Birgit Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele on the topic of “Diffraction” in Erfurt, the Erfurt Research Network on New Materialism (ENNM) developed an interest in the idea of reading literary (and other) texts diffractively. Therefore, we are looking for contributions for a book proposal for the Book Series New Critical Humanities (series editors Birgit M. Kaiser, Timothy O’Leary and Kathrin Thiele), at Rowman & Littlefield International. The publication will be an edited volume of articles on the notion of “Diffractive Reading”.
MARXISM & (BIO)POLITICS
The Twentieth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Keynote Speakers: Christopher Breu, Tru Leverette, and Alexander Weheliye
22-24 March 2018
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
25 Years of Jurassic Park (1993): An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Palaeontological Imagination
Friday 8th June 2018
School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Keynote speaker: Stephen Brusatte (University of Edinburgh)
Keynote Speaker: Salvador Plascencia, author of The People of Paper
Conference Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an interdisciplinary conference, PEAKS encourages and accepts research from a wide range of scholarly and creative disciplines such as literature, linguistics, rhetoric, education, creative writing, history, art history, musicology, women and gender studies, film studies, science, philosophy, psychology, communications, and much more!
University of Silesia in Katowice www.ikila.us.edu.pl
Faculty of Philology
Institute of English Cultures and Literatures
EMOTIONS: THE ENGINES OF HISTORY
Sosnowiec, Poland, Nov. 23rd-24th 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
Children’s Literature Association non-guaranteed session on children’s and young adult climate fiction (“cli-fi”) at MLA, Chicago, 3-6 January 2019.
Sea Change: Wavescapes in the AnthropoceneFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split & Island of Vis, 3-6 December 2018
Keynote addresses: Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey), Rebecca Giggs (Macquarie University) & Joško Božanić (University of Split)
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change,
Into something rich and strange.
— William Shakespeare
For humankind, energy production and consumption present a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we need energy to survive; on the other hand, the production of energy with current technology poses a threat to our very survival as it is not sustainable from a long-term perspective. The emerging, highly interdisciplinary field of energy humanities (Szeman and Boyer “The Rise of Energy Humanities”, 2014) responds to these concerns by viewing energy as a key factor in contemporary human (social, cultural, political) relations.
Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties is a peer-reviewed, international and multilingual open-access journal devoted to the interaction between literature and cultural and societal practices. The word “interference” denotes a situation of unsolicited or even unnecessary intervention, the conjunction of clearly distinct phenomena. If literature, and in particular the reservoir of texts commonly categorized as ‘modern’, has delineated itself and has been projected with a strong sense of autonomy vis-à-vis social, cultural, ideological or scientific discourses and material conditions, neither its production nor its reception ever happens in a vacuum.
UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2018
WHAT IS UNIVERSE? COMMUNICATION • COMPLEXITY • COHERENCE
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON IN PORTLAND • APRIL 19 – 21, 2018
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
2018 Women’s Leadership Summit
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit, to be held November 9 2018 in Akron, OH.
Women’s Network (WN) is a grassroots organization that aims to bring women to the forefront at all levels of corporate, community, and civic leadership. Under this mission, WN offers high-impact programming to women in areas of leadership development, professional advancement, and entrepreneurship and helps local businesses and organizations build programming that better serves emerging women leaders.