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WITCHCRAFT HYSTERIA. Performing witchcraft in contemporary art and pop culture.

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:36am
Katharina Brandl and Johanna Braun / University of California, Los Angeles and University of Basel
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

We seem to be living in bewitched times. Witches are everywhere in pop culture, and we're also seeing victims of alleged "witch hunts" pop up all over the place, especially on Twitter and other social media. Pop-stars perform as witches: like Katy Perry in her performance at the 2014 Grammy awards, where she appeared in a cowl before a crystal ball, while later dancing with broomsticks as poles. Beyoncé’s visual album “Lemonade” (2016) made several explicit references to the historical figure Marie Laveau and magical witchcraft rituals drawn from Yoruba traditions.

LCIR: Narratives of Displacement International Conference: "Navigating Borders: Immigration, Refugeeism and Citizenship"

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:48pm
London Centre for Interdisciplenary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Digital Humanities and Narratives of Science, Technology, and Medicine

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Digital Humanities and Narratives of Science, Technology, and MedicineNeMLA 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington DC (March 21-24, 2019)

Call for Special Issue Proposals (Open Topic)

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:08pm
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Call for Special Issue Proposals (Open Topic)

English Language Notes

Teaching 20th Century American Science Fiction Writers Including Harlan Ellison, Phillip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:25pm
Annette M. Magid/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Science Fiction has always functioned as a literary multi-purpose vehicle in which writers are able to explore potentialities of the human condition. Even though sci-fi has been maligned by many as a poorly constructed near-juvenile literary form, scholars have discovered that sci-fi also provides a path from which one can bear witness into past practices and analyze the possibilities for the future.  The focus of this roundtable is to assess the influence of American science fiction writers to discuss the topics and techniques Harlan Ellison, Phillip K.

CFP: Interactive Animation and Video Games (Anifest 2019) - Friday 8th March 2019

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:56pm
Canterbury Christ Church University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 16, 2018

The following CFP is for the March 2019 symposium "Interactive Animation and Video Games", held as part of the annual Anifest festival (https://www.canterburyanifest.com/) at Canterbury Christ Church University.

CFP: Interactive Animation and Video Games - Friday 8th March 2019, Canterbury Christ Church University, Augustine House, Room AH3.31

**A one-day research symposium hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University that will take place as part of Canterbury Anifest 2019**

CFP: Journal of New Librarianship

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:01pm
Journal of New Librarianship
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Journal of New Librarianship (newlibs.org) invites submissions from
library scholars, practitioners, and students for its next issue. JNL welcomes
traditional and unestablished forms of scholarly and professional
communication related to any aspect of librarianship. We hope to see a wide
variety of content in terms of scope, length, and format, from lengthy
treatises on intersectionality and library practice, to video projects on the

International Conference on Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:13pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

Ecocriticism plays a significant role in shaping environmental consciousness. Representations of nature’s agency become central to many studies conducted in literature, culture studies, philosophy, history, sociology or political science. This conference aims to explore the relationship between the physical environment and text in its broader meaning as well as analyse the social concerns raised by environmental crisis.

Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:

Workshops of Horrible Creation: 200 Years of Imagined Humans

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:15pm
Jadavpur University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Workshops of Horrible Creation: 200 Years of Imagined Humans

International Conference and Workshop on Science Fiction

Organized by the Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University,
and Kalpabishwa Webzine

 

22-24 November 2018

 

This year marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. To commemorate this occasion, the Department of English, Jadavpur University and the Kalpabishwa Webzine collective are co-hosting an international conference and workshop on SF. The conference will feature:

  • academic papers

ASLE 2019 Panel - Republics of Radiation: Nuclear Cultures in Comparative Perspective

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:22am
Anindita Banerjee and Isabel Lane
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

UC Davis, June 26-30, 2019

https://www.asle.org/conference/biennial-conference/

 

Panel Proposal: "Republics of Radiation: Nuclear Cultures in Comparative Perspective"

 

Organizers: Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University (ab425@cornell.edu) and Isabel Lane, Yale University (isabel.lane@yale.edu)

 

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