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Edited Volume: Posthuman Pathogenesis

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:09am
Posthuman Pathogenesis: Virus, Disease, and Epidemiology in Literature, Film, and Media
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 18, 2020

Since the Age of Enlightenment, which glorified reason and empirical observation as the nexus for human knowledge, and the Industrial Revolution, which brought about robust technological changes, science and scientific thinking have been increasingly placed above everything else. But from a humanities perspective, fiction has always moved one step ahead of science, dreaming of the impossible first. Science-fiction and speculative fiction, in both utopian and dystopian forms, are concrete examples of this. From Mary Shelley to Jules Verne, George Orwell, Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Margaret Atwood, many authors explored what the future holds for the world in their narratives of the ‘back-then’ unimaginable.

POSTPONED: MANY REGIMES OF CAPITAL IN THE POSTDIGITAL AGE

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 8:07am
Techno-Humanities Lab, Faculty of "Artes Liberales", University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. WE ARE HOPING IT WILL BE HELD IN OCTOBER 2020 OR MAY 2021. THE EXACT DATE WILL BE PROVIDED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

MANY REGIMES OF CAPITAL IN THE POSTDIGITAL AGE

Faculty of “Artes Liberales” at the University of Warsaw 21-22 May 2020

 

MLA 2021 CFP: Analog Persistence

updated: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 5:27pm
Mike Phillips, Southern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Call for papers for a proposed session at the 2021 MLA Annual Convention, Jan. 7-10 in Toronto. 

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 10(2)

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:32pm
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 10(2)

ISSN: 2093-5498 (Print) / 2671-969X (Online)

 

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.10 No.2 that will be published on July 31, 2020. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 10(2), please submit your manuscript by April 30, 2020.

 

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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Forms of Fabulation

updated: 
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:57am
Science Fiction Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CFP: SCIENCE FICTION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020 

Wednesday, July 8th - Saturday July 11th

Indiana University, Bloomington IN 

 

Conference Theme: Forms of Fabulation

Keynote Speakers: 

Tavia Nyong’o

Kate Marshall

 

Special Guest: 

John Crowley

(author of Little, Big)

 

The Science Fiction Research Association invites proposals for its 2020 annual conference, to be held on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

General Issue with a Forum on Data and Computational Pedagogy (6/1/20)

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:58pm
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
General Issue
with a Forum on Data and Computational Pedagogy 

 

Issue Editors:
Gregory Palermo (Northeastern University)

Brandon Walsh (University of Virginia Library)

Editorial Assistant:
Kelly Hammond (CUNY Graduate Center)

 

Eugenics and the Body

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
MLA January 7-10, 2021 Toronto, ON
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

CFP for MLA 2021: Eugenics and the Body We are seeking submissions for our panel, entitled "Eugenics and the Body," at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention to be held on January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON.  This panel seeks to consider how eugenics—a discourse of the perfectibility of man that centers reproduction—influenced the literary construction of bodies in the broadest sense (literal, figurative, (non-)human, national, etc.). Please submit 300-word abstract for paper and 50-word bio.

 

WEIRD SCIENCES AND THE SCIENCES OF THE WEIRD

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
PULSE - THE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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.

POSTPONED: Symposium “Bio and Psyche: Reading the Symptomatic Body”

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 8:07pm
Humanities Research Center, Rice University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DEVELOPMENTS, THIS SYMPOSIUM HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN OCTOBER 2020

 

Call for Papers — Symposium “Bio and Psyche: Reading the Symptomatic Body”

May 1 and 2, 2020

Humanities Research Center, Rice University

Houston, Texas

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

 

Prof. Christopher Lane (Northwestern University), author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness (2007).

 

Forms and metamorphosis of “non conscious” before and after Freud: “scientific ideologies” and literary representations

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Between journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

CFP Between XI.21 (May 2021) – www.betweenjournal.it

 

Call for papers

 

Forms and metamorphosis of “non conscious” before and after Freud:

“scientific ideologies” and literary representations

 

Edited by Silvia Contarini, François Bouchard, Rudolf Behrens

 

Deadline: 30 October 2020

 

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion? (SLSA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:27pm
Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY) and Sarah Ensor, University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion?

SLSA (Society for Literature, Science and the Arts) Conference, October 16-18, 2020, Ann Arbor, MI

Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY) & Sarah Ensor, University of Michigan

MLA 2021 Panel: Science on the Margins: Rethinking the Global Histories of Sexology

updated: 
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 4:52pm
Rovel Sequeira
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel mobilizes the semantic compass of the concept “margin” to rethink the global histories of sexual science. Essentialist accounts of sexology have concentrated on its origins in the Western, primarily German, academy as a distinct “Sexualwissenschaft” or institutionalized science of sex that effected profound shifts in sexual knowledge and subjectivity. And yet sexology was often itself a marginal form of knowledge that emerged at the edges of more well-established disciplines like biomedicine, psychiatry, anthropology, zoology, anthropometry and propelled technologies of endocrinology, eugenics, and population control.

RMMLA English Nineteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:19pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association
Seventy-fourth annual convention

October 8-10, 2020

Boulder, Colorado | Millennium Harvest House Hotel

English Nineteenth-Century Panel

The 2020 Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association welcomes abstracts related to English Nineteenth-Century Literature. Ranging from the Regency to the Victorian era, the Nineteenth Century was an eclectic time facing significant social, political, and economic changes. Considering this period of change (and perhaps even how our own time is one of change) we invite abstracts dealing with, but not limited to topics such as:

A Critical Companion to Terry Gilliam

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:07am
Dr. Sabine Planka
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

 A Critical Companion to Terry Gilliam

Edited by Ian Bekker, Sabine Planka and Philip van der Merwe

 

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND NATURE: Ninth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:07am
Alfa BK University (Belgrade, Serbia), Faculty of Foreign Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Dear colleagues,

 

The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Ninth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 22–23 May, 2020.

 

For the ninth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars, teachers and professionals whose scientific research focuses on the study of

 

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND NATURE

 

Playing with/for Time: Nabokov's Persistent Images (MLA Convention 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:01am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

For its next session at the MLA Convention 2021 (7-10 January, Toronto), the International Vladimir Nabokov Society welcomes proposals  on the following theme:

Playing with/for Time: Nabokov's Persistent Images

 Nabokov created persistent images (visual and other), which mark readers' minds not unlike the phenomenon of retinal persistence. How do such images survive, confer timelessness to his fiction, or anchor it in a specific temporality? Please send a 250-word abstract to Lara Delage-Toriel (ldelage@unistra.fr) and a very short bio by March 24th, 2020.

 

Shrewsbury's Darwin

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:59am
Gaynor Llewellyn-Jenkins. University of Chester
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

 ‘I was Born a Naturalist’: Charles Darwin and Shrewsbury 

Friday 3rd July 2020, University Centre Shrewsbury. 

We would like to invite you to a one-day symposium exploring Darwin’s origins in Shropshire. We will discuss the effects of Shrewsbury and its surrounding area on the young Charles Darwin. What were the influences of the Darwin and Wedgwood family members on Darwin’s ambitions? What role did female relatives such as his mother Susannah Darwin (née Wedgwood) and his sister Caroline have on Darwin’s formation as a scientist?  

Keynote Speakers:  

Interdisciplinary Victorians (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4:14pm
Scott C. Thompson and Renata Kobetts Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Our panel invites papers that consider the relationship among disciplines in the Victorian period. What can we learn about our present from the intertwined Victorian modes of knowledge production and distribution?

CV and 300 word abstract to Scott C. Thompson (scottcthompson19@gmail.com) and Renata Kobetts Miller (remiller@ccny.cuny.edu). Deadline: March 7, 2020.

The Final Frontier: Space, Race, and Survival in Speculative Fiction (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:15am
Smaran Dayal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel will investigate space exploration in speculative literatures. It looks at the myriad ways in which works of speculative fiction have imagined, challenged, or otherwise engaged with outer space as a site for new colonialisms, the extension of racial supremacies, and/or environmental violence. We are especially interested in scholarship which explores the growing body of criticism situated at the intersection of black studies and speculative fiction. How has space functioned as a stand-in for the geographical expanse of the planet before its mapping and conquest by European colonialism?

Representations of Addiction in 19th-century Literatures

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:28pm
South Atlantic MLA / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The term “addiction” was not widely established in the 19th century. Even today, although amply attested in medical and legal dictionaries, it is not unambiguous: the label “addict” is highly stigmatizing, while “addiction” to yoga or organic sourdough is a status marker. Nineteenth-century writers nonetheless depicted recognizable states of dependency and loss of autonomy, which 21st-century readers find unmistakably familiar.

VERGE STUDIES IN GLOBAL ASIAS: ISSUE 7.2 DIGITAL ASIAS

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:47pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

VERGE STUDIES IN GLOBAL ASIAS

ISSUE 7.2 DIGITAL ASIAS

Edited by Jonathan E. Abel (Penn State) Joseph Jonghyun Jeon (UC-Irvine)

Deadlines | verge@psu.edu

Essays | May 1, 2020

[UPDATE] MLA 2021 CFP: State of the Body: Health and Illness in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University College of Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

What methodologies and/or texts best help us make sense of our current bodily relationship to health, illness, and medicine? Papers utilizing posthumanism, new materialism, feminist science studies, or other philosophical tools are welcome. All literary genres and time periods will be considered.

This cfp is purposefully broad; the focus of the panel(s) created will be more specific.

This panel is sponsored by the medical humanities forum of the MLA.

Submit 250- to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by March 15, 2020, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University College of Medicine, at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu

Technoculture Volume 10 (2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:25am
Technoculture: an online journal of technology in society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 3, 2020

For our tenth year anniversary issue, Technoculture is seeking critical essays and creative works from a broad range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology, and especially on the future of the study of technology and culture.

Essays and creative works we publish examine the topic technology and society, or, perhaps, technologies and societies. This call is ongoing and open topic, and we encourage a broad definition of technology. Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities.

ASLE panel at RMMLA Convention (October 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:40pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association/ Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Proposals are now being accepted for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) permanent panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association (RMMLA) annual convention. This year’s conference will take place October 8–10 in Boulder, Colorado. Proposals on any topic related to ecocriticism and the environmental arts and humanities are welcome, including pedagogical papers. Proposals of 250–300 words should be sent to Lowell Wyse at Lowell.Wyse@gmail.com by March 31, 2020.

"Energy and Infrastructure: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable" (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:01pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

"Energy and Infrastructure: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable" (MLA 2021)

Jacob Goessling, Jordan B. Kinder, and Andrew B. Ross

A non-guaranteed roundtable organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Deadline extended: Cognitive literary studies. Theories, methodologies, and challenges

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Les études littéraires cognitives. Théories, méthodologies et défis

Cognitive literary studies. Theories, methodologies, and challenges

 

Journée d’études organisée par Luxembourg School of Religion & Society

Study day organized by the Luxembourg School of Religion & Society

                                   

Le 22 mai 2020, de 8h45 à 19h30

May 22, 2020, from 8:45 AM to 7:30 PM

Lieu/venue: Luxembourg School of Religion & Society

52, rue Jules Wilhelm, L-2728 Luxembourg

 

John Clare (MLA 2021 Guaranteed Session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:45pm
John Clare Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Toronto, January 7th-10th, 2021. Scholarship exploring any aspect of Clare’s poetry, prose, interests, influence, and/or life is welcome. Send abstract and short bio by 13 March 2020 to Erica McAlpine at erica.mcalpine@ell.ox.ac.uk

BAVS 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:11pm
British Association for Victorian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

BAVS 2020
BAVS2020.com
Call for Papers

Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the British Association for Victorian Studies!
20-22 July, 2020, in Birmingham.

Persistence in the Digital World: Rights, Movements, Knowledge and Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:37pm
MLA 2021, Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Inviting abstracts for the MLA panel: Persistence in the Digital World: Rights, Movements, Knowledge and Humanities

How does the networked public seize digital means and build new frontiers of knowledge and rights? What new forms of social movements and humanities in digital spaces sustain hopes for persistence? Send 400-word abstracts to rianka.roy@gmail.com.

Link: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper12576.html

Rianka Roy, PhD

University of Connecticut

The 2020 ELLAK International Conference “The Age of AI and Machine Translation: What Can Language, Literature, and Education Do?”

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:02pm
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

2020 Call for Papers: The 2020 ELLAK International Conference

“The Age of AI and Machine Translation: What Can Language, Literature, and Education Do?”

 

- Organized by the English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)

- Venue: Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

- Date: December 17-19, 2020

- Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2020

- Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2020

- Deadline of papers for the proceedings: October 31, 2020

 

 

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