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Deadline Extended to April 30: Animals in Literature and Film CFP (MMLA; November 5–8, 2020; Milwaukee, WI)

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION: APRIL 30 

Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel) 

Midwest Modern Languages Association 

November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI 

“Ecological Communities: Animal Neighbors in Literature and Film” 

This year’s “Animals in Literature and Film” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting (November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” specifically how works of literature or film cultivate or impair ecological communities, broadly defined. 

Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency

updated: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 3:10pm
Bart Welling, Jacob Goessling, and Jordan B. Kinder / Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Call for Papers, Submission Deadline EXTENDED TO APRIL 8/2020. 

Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency

A Nearly Carbon-Neutral (NCN) online symposium sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara

July 10-31, 2020

Is it time to panic yet?

Deadline extension for Transcreations: Creaturely encounters as cultural artefacts

updated: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 8:55am
9th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

First call for papers EASLCE 2020

Transcreations: Creaturely encounters as cultural artefacts.

 

9th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE)

 

November 3-6, 2020

University of Granada (Spain)

 

Chapter Proposals for "Coronavirus in the Media: Early Responses to COVID-19 in Global Perspective"

updated: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:23am
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / California Institute of Integral Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 3, 2020

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book examining global portrayals of the coronavirus in diverse print, broadcast, and online media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, social media, television, podcasts, and popular culture.

A sampling of confirmed chapters follows:

(Extended Deadline) Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency

updated: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 4:14pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

When we began talking about organizing a nearly carbon-neutral (NCN) symposium on how the humanities can be rethought and repurposed in an age of rapidly worsening ecosocial crises.

The past several weeks have brought into further relief the necessity of building academic infrastructures outside of conventional conference formats.  Furthermore, COVID-19 is testing our academic institutions and societies in ways that will offer many lessons as the humanities respond to longer-term issues, particularly the climate crisis and the spread of authoritarianism.  

Hurry, Linger: The Times of Modernism (MSA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:48pm
Carly Rubin and Chelsie Malyszek/Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Modernist Studies Association Conference 

Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020

'The Globe of Life Blood Trembling': Science Fiction and William Blake

updated: 
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 7:11pm
MLA Convention, Toronto, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Globe of Life Blood Trembling: Science Fiction and William Blake Blake's demonstrable knowledge of science is often eclipsed by his reputed mysticism. Please submit abstracts/papers exploring his adaptation of scientific theory and/or 19th, 20th or 21st century science fiction works which intersect with Blake. Papers cannot be read in absentia. The MLA Convention will be 7-10 Jan. 2031 in Toronto Canada. Josephine Ann McQuail, Tennessee Tech U (jmcquail@tntech.edu )

Effects of Pandemics on Religion (Call for Submissions)

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:57pm
Global Center for Religious Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Global Center for Religious Research

Division of Religious History

Call for Submissions!

The Effects of Pandemics on Religious History

 

The Division of Religious History for the Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is seeking written submissions to be anthologized in a bound publication dedicated to the influence and effects of pandemics on religion.

Extended CFP: BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences (London, UK)

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:57pm
London Academic Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

Call for papers: BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences

London Academic Publishing, UK

 

Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2020

Extended Submission Deadline: April 20, 2020

 

 

No publication fee will be charged.

Open Access

 

ISSN 2516-869X (Print)

ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)

 

Contact: brolly@journals.lapub.co.uk

Web: www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/Brolly

 

BROLLY welcomes submissions of original papers that make contributions to the research field of social sciences, pursuing the changes that occur in the contemporary world.

Dance and Disruption: Science and Body in the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 3:21pm
Dance Studies Association Working Group, Dancing the Long Nineteenth Century
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dance and Disruption: Science and Body in the Long Nineteenth Century 

 A Working Symposium hosted by the Dance Studies Association Working Group, Dancing the Long Nineteenth Century 

NEW DATES: August 8-9, 2020, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, USA

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?

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