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Call for contributions to volume on Myth and 21st cent. Environmentalism. Literary and Artistic Practices for Saving the Planet

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:46am
Esther Sanchez-Pardo / Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Myth and the environment have shared a rich common cultural history travelling as far back as the old times of storytelling and legend (Love 2003; O’Brian and White 2017, Schama 1996). From native American oral narrative where animals, humans and other beings interact, to Genesis in the Bible or the Darwinian theory of evolution, we can trace a rich array of elements which qualify as myth in different cultures. All of them, almost constantly have effects on the environment. From animals to “supernatural events,” the liminality of myth exhibits transition and transformation.

Venti Journal, Vol. 2, Iss. 1 "Inhale/Exhale" - Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:02pm
Venti Journal: Air, Experience, Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

Venti Journal | venti-journal.com 

Venti is an interdisciplinary online journal focused on the topic of air. We are currently seeking submissions for our fourth issue entitled "Inhale/Exhale."

Veganism: A Paradigm Shift?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Vegan Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Description

The conference gathers researches working in different disciplines to discuss the possibility of a radical change – social, economic, legal, environmental and, underlying all these, conceptual and ethical – in the relationship between humans and other animals. The question in the title refers to the possibilities as well as the challenges, of radically re-configuring ways of thinking of and living with animals, in opposition to a dominant framework in which animals are taken primarily as resources for human benefit.

TexMoot 2021: Embodiment

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:08am
Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Embodiment:
Do You Need Some Body to Love?DEADLINE: January 16th, 2021

CALL FOR PROVOCATIVE CONVERSATION-STARTERS

 

In 2021, Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot) invites you to join us virtually, as we consider the conditions and consequences of corporeality in ancient and medieval literature, classic sci-fi and fantasy, and contemporary pop culture. Please submit your proposal using the form here: http://texmoot.org/call-for-papers

Navigating (Un)Certainty: Chaos, Coping, and Reconciliation in Eras of Disarray

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Florida Atlantic University--Comparative Studies Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

From the moment the clock struck midnight (or so it seems) on January 1, a climate of uncertainty has loomed over the year 2020: a contentious presidential campaign, the mismanagement of a global pandemic, and widespread civil unrest over egregious acts of racial injustice have thrown the United States into a state of disarray. These incidents, the result of the outgoing administration’s efforts to disrupt and upend traditional governing institutions, have instilled unparalleled levels of uncertainty and distrust in the American public. Nowhere is this more obvious in contemporary American life than recently conducted surveys suggesting public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine is well under the 70% threshold needed to achieve herd immunity.

What Matters Most

updated: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 2:07pm
Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal (Taylor & Francis)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

"What Matters Most"—a special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal

Guest Editor: Helena Feder, federh@ecu.edu

 

Why do you do what you do? What matters most to your critical practice? And what matters most right now?

This special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions of position papers on your (eco)materialist feminist practice/praxis in the context of:

 

the environmental humanities

the idea of the Anthropocene, Capitalocene, or ...

environmental thought/philosophy

race and nature

class and nature

sex/sexuality and nature

REMINDER: Crossroads Digital Humanities Contest

updated: 
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 12:30am
Humanities Center / Nova Southeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021

The Digital Humanities Crossroads Contest invites undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their Digital Humanities research at the Crossroads Humanities Student Conference. This contest encourages students to develop the academic and professional skills necessary to navigate and participate as active contributors in modern day networks of information and digital literacies.

REMINDER: 3rd Annual Crossroads Humanities Student Conference: "Networks"

updated: 
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 12:28am
Humanities Center / Nova Southeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Information, resources, and diseases are all things that are communicable across real and imagined borders. They are transmitted by the World Wide Web, television, highways and trains, diasporas, marketplaces, governments, viral media, social events, casual associations, the human system, and more. Networks as a model and metaphor for examining the structures of societies, politics, culture, and the body appear in seminal texts across disciplines, including Norbert Wiener’s Cybernetics (1948), Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish (1975), Jean-François Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition (1979), Donna Haraway’s “A Cyborg Manifesto” (1985), and Timothy Morton’s Ecological Thought (2010).

CFP Spring 2021 - General Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 3:28am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS – Spring 2021

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 31st Annual Mardi Gras Graduate Student Conference 'Uncertain Futures'

updated: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 5:17pm
Louisiana State University - English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED

 

31st Annual Online Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

“Uncertain Futures: Exploring Ambiguities, Hopes and Anxieties”

 

Dates: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 - Friday, February 12th, 2021

 

COVID-19 & Society: A Sociological Approach to Pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 4:47pm
Usha Rana
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you and your colleagues towards a book chapter for COVID-19 & Society: A Sociological Approach to Pandemic to be published by Innovative Publication (India). Please submit your chapter(s) before December 20, 2020. There will be no publication charge for the contribution of book chapter(s).

Please submit your chapter in the attached template on  editorcovidbook@gmail.com.

(Submissions must be formatted as font size 11 point Times Roman with 1.5 line spacing & the APA referencing style)

 

Science, Culture, and Postcolonial Narratives

updated: 
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 9:22am
GAPS - Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien (Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Annual Conference of the German Association for Postcolonial Studies (GAPS), University of Oldenburg, 13-15 May 2021

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

updated: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

Special Virtual Panel CFP Occult Psychology : Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (deadline Dec 27) (conference Feb 22-27)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 5:18am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 27, 2020

Archetypal and Jungian psychology have a well-established and verified relationship with esoteric and occult worldviews, a circumstance demonstrated even more clearly with the publication of Jung's Liber Novus.  However, while there is considerable literature on the intersections of the general background of psychodynamic origins with the occult milieu, they have been explored less systematically and also less sensationally.  Similarly, while parapsychology occupies a significant place in popular cultural lore that overlaps with conspiracism and also the study of the paranormal, systematic inquiry into the relationship of scientific psychology with occult, esoteric, magical, and mystical worldviews has also been less prominent, though present non

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

updated: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 4:22am
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

YOUNG SCHOLARS PANEL: BEING ONE AND MANY. FACES OF THE HUMAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY

updated: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 10:13am
Medical University of Łódź, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The emerging cyborgs, transhumans and posthumans call for an urgent reconsideration of humans as individuals and collectives. The identity of the human in the 21st century eludes the constraining boundaries of definitions underpinned by simplifying and simplified dichotomies. Affecting all the spheres of life, the discoveries and achievements of recent decades have challenged the bipolar categorizations of human and nonhuman, human and animal, or even human and machine, and thus opened the door to transdisciplinary considerations.

Food Futures: A Special Issue of SFS

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:36pm
Graeme Macdonald & Nora Castle, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

This special issue of Science Fiction Studies examines food’s multiple registrations across the spectrum of historical and contemporary SF. As a core element of both the problems with and solutions to the climate crisis, the global food system is the nexus of an array of future-oriented concerns emerging around issues such as security, diet, foodways, technologies, population, habitats, consumer cultures, production techniques, energy regimes and much more. As a result of this focus the very concept of eating and food as baseline cultural material has arguably been placed under the sign of the future to a greater extent than hitherto experienced.

Avian Aesthetics: Birds and Humans in the Literary and Popular Imagination

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:49am
Danette DiMarco and Tim Ruppert / Slippery Rock University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Jennifer Ackerman’s national bestseller The Genius of Birds (2016) highlights how birds and humans, while on seemingly different evolutionary paths, have coincided in interesting ways as both have risen to meet the challenges of nature (The Genius of Birds 12). Birds have consistently been alluded to in literature, dating back to the Greeks, and the proposed edited collection Avian Aesthetics seeks to deepen the awareness of the importance of birds in the literary and popular imagination while simultaneously focusing on how the human vision of birds has altered in an age of Animal Studies, species-ism, and climate change.

Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH/SCHN) Online Conference 2021

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:38am
Canadian Society for Digital Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Canadian Society for Digital Humanities
CSDH/SCHN Conference 2021

Remote, hosted from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (May 30- June 4th, 2021)

Événement en ligne accueilli par Edmonton, AB (30 mai - 4 juin 2021)

Deadline / date limite : 15 January 2021

Paper / Panel / Poster / Demo Abstracts: https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2021/

Activities Abstracts: https://bit.ly/CSDHSCHN2021Activity

(Appel en français ci-dessous.)

'The Polish Journal of Aesthetics' - 'Bullshit Art'

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:04am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Bullshit Art
Volume 63 (4/2021)
Submission deadline: June 30, 2021
Editors:Thorsten Botz-Bornstein (Gulf University for Science & Technology, Kuwait)
Adrian Mróz (The Jagiellonian University in Krakow, PL)

Bullshit Studies is a developing scholarly discipline that emerged in the late 20th century. Prominent contemporary researchers include Harry G. Frankfurt, David Graeber, Eva M. Dadlez, André Spicer, Eldar Sarajlic, Jörg Meibauer, Craig Dalton, Martin Harry Turpin, Vladimir Alexeev, and many others. We are witnessing a rise of interest in earlier concepts such as fakery, inauthenticity, Deepities (as defined by Daniel Dennett), fake news, and post-truth.

Art, Museums and Digital Cultures

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 9:20am
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology and the Institute of Art History, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 21, 2020

The International Conference on Art, Museums and Digital Cultures will bring together different scientific and creative perspectives on the crossovers between information technologies and the arts. How are museums, curators and the artists themselves responding to the opportunities, but also the risks, of the so-called “digital transformation”?
Recognising the complexity and plurality of digital cultures, the conference will discuss recent or ongoing research works in different geographies and cultural contexts.
We invite scholars, independent researchers, digital media specialists, curators and artists to submit proposals for a 15-minute in-person or online presentation, focusing on one or more of the following topics: 

Language, Culture, Environment Journal

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:20am
KIMEP University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

             Language, Culture, Environment is Central Asia’s first internationally peer-reviewed, English-language humanities journal, published four times per year by KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Our aim is to encourage a diverse range of international collaborative work that contributes to our knowledge and understanding of communication and cultural practices and offers new perspectives on the challenges confronting a new age of environmental change.

The ISSN for this open-access, online journal is 2709-5010.

CFP for theme issue of Literature and Medicine - "Hunger and Waste"

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:37pm
Literature and Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

HUNGER AND WASTE

Volume 39, Number 2, Fall 2021

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.

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion? (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:28am
Sarah Ensor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion?

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Virtual Conference, April 8-11, 2021

Co-organizers: Sarah Ensor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY)

Abstracts due by Oct 31.

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

updated: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 1:41pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

Man has not been able to describe himself as a configuration in the episteme without thought at the same time discovering, both in itself and outside itself, at the borders yet also in its very warp and woof, an element of darkness, an apparently inert density in which it is embedded, an unthought which it contains entirely, yet in which it is also caught.

– Michel Foucault

Colonial Knowledges Online Seminar Series

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Colonial Knowledges
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Colonial Knowledges Online Seminar Series 
Every other Wednesday 5pm, starting 13th January 2021
https://colknowledges.wordpress.com/

Call for Papers:

Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.

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