science and culture
UPDATE: Deadline extended to April 30, 2020!
We are currently accepting proposals for the Science Fiction and Fantasy panel at the South Central MLA conference in Houston, Texas, October 8-10, 2020. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments, and will notify attendees and applicants of any changes as soon as we are made aware.
Modernist Studies Association Conference
Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 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.
ISSN 2516-869X (Print)
ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)
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.
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.
ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT (ASLE)
The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held from Thursday, November 12, to Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Strategies for Teaching Climate Change in the First-Year Writing Classroom:
This session investigates the teaching of climate change themes, focusing on the first-year writing classroom. It will invite instructors whose courses have incorporated these themes to share their pedagogical strategies with those who are new to the use of climate change themes or who would like to improve their existing pedagogy.
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book called Coronavirus, Climate Crisis, and Eco-anxiety: Psychology of Pandemics, Global Heating, and Planetary Hope. Chapter proposals should explore the psychological dimensions of the threats to human health and survival posed by pandemics such as the coronavirus, as well as by the accelerating global climate emergency. To cover the global scope of these threats, we seek contributions from around the world. Confirmed contributions include:
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.
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 (email@example.com )