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CHANGING THE (CULTURAL) CLIMATE WITH ECOCRITICISM AND ECOLINGUISTICS

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:29am
Department of Humanistic Studies, University of Ferrara
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The discourse of the environment permeates attitudes towards the present, representations of the past and perceptions of the future.

How do languages, literatures and other modes of meaning-making promote ecocritical frameworks that interrogateWestern and Eastern anthropocentric assumptions, biases and expectations?

How do the environmental humanities test new hermeneutic tools to assess the interdependence between natural and anthropic ecosystems? 

Our focus is onnew narratives of fragile and resilient environments; the im/material wellbeing of the organisms that live in them; the interconnections between diverse forms of life.

 

Topics and areas of research include:

Climate change fiction

Climate, Culture, and Capital: Conversations and Conflicts

updated: 
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 1:24pm
UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Climate, Culture, and Capital: Conversations and Conflicts

April 18, 2020

University of Massachusetts Amherst 

English Graduate Organization Conference

Can the climate crisis be represented? To what ends do art and critique engage with extinction? How can the humanities engage with environmental concerns ensuring the continued visibility of structural inequalities and disparities of power? What is nature? What is the human? 

Martineau Society Conference 2020, Scarborough, England 07/19/20-07/22/20

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:48pm
Martineau Society Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Scarborough, England.  The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).

Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.  

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Theology and Religion

Literature (all genres, including Children’s Literature and Travel Writing)

Language and Linguistics

“Global Festival Culture” International Conference

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

“Global Festival Culture”International Conference18 July 2020 – London, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

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Festival Culture, Research and Education Network

 

Global festival culture is a one-day inter-, multi-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary conference that aims to explore the creative practices, social benefits, economic development, tourism, multiculturalism, diversity, local community involvement, partnerships, religion and music entrepreneurial networks that festivals offer.

International Conference on Communication and Media Studies “Identity and Power”

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

International Conference on Communication and Media Studies“Identity and Power”1-2 August 2020 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Nowadays we live and breathe media, minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour. News, television, social media, celebrity culture, music, and more. As the media and communication sector becomes ever more diverse and dynamic, and we are going to consume it, we also need to understand it.

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

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:46pm
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.

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

Language, Culture, Environment Journal

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 11:30pm
Vivienne Westbrook / KIMEP University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

EDITORIAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Language, Culture, Environment (co-edited by Dr. Vivienne Westbrook, Professor of English & Cultural Studies at KIMEP University and John Westbrook, Senior Lecturer at KIMEP University) is currently inviting submissions for the inaugural edition of this important new journal. The title of this issue will be  2020: Retrospect, Revision and Vision. https://kimep.kz/lcej/

2020 Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
James Finley / The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 Thoreau Society Fellowship

 

2020 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:52am
James Finley / The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship

 

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce its second annual graduate student fellowship. The 2020 Thoreau Graduate Student Fellow will receive an award of $1,000 for travel and Thoreau-related research in greater Boston area, plus free attendance at the 2020 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts. (Attendance at the Annual Gathering is not required and will not be factored into the fellowship committee’s evaluation.)

 

Patch Up! A Workshop on Synthetic Sound and Modular Thought

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 2:27pm
York University, Toronto, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Deadline Extended! Call for Participants

PATCH UP!

A Workshop on Synthetic Sound and Modular Thought

October 2-4, 2020

York University

Toronto, Canada

Storytelling and Identity through Digital Media

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:43am
St. Mary's University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Storytelling and Identity through Digital MediaSpecial Issue for Storytelling, Self, Society Journal  Digital media has drastically altered the way ordinary folk and professional users develop, tell, and share stories of culture. It challenges notions of authenticity and truth and the ethics of who has the privilege to tell a story. This special issue of Storytelling, Self, Society will investigate the way digital media has specifically altered practices such as narrative, character/identity, culture, story creation, and dissemination. Research questions might include: How do public and private users develop cultural media?

Imagining Nature in the Anthropocene 1st NCHU Summer School for the Environmental Humanities in Asia

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:28pm
Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

Imagining Nature in the Anthropocene

1st NCHU Summer School for the Environmental Humanities in Asia

 

Date: June 29th – July 3rd 2020

Venue: National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

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Book Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:24pm
FEMSPEC JOURNAL
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

FEMSPEC JOURNAL was founded in 1999. Here are some links to the journal’s homepage and other related sites,

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/batyawein (with profile of founder)

https://www.facebook.com/FemspecJournal/

http://femspec.org/

Want to review some of your Holiday-reading titles?

We are still looking for reviews of some of the major title releases from 2019 for our next edition.

Options include

FRANKISSTEIN by Jeanette Winterson

THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood

THE SECRET COMMONWEALTH by Philip Pullman

Telepoetics

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:22pm
Dana Research Centre, Science Museum; Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

CFP: Telepoetics

Dana Research Centre, Science Museum, London, 27 May 2020

Deadline for proposals: 10 March 2020

www.crossedlines.co.uk

 

Apocalyptic Waste

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:59am
Revenant Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Guest Editors: Matt Crofts and Layla Hendow, University of Hull.

CinemArts Graduate Student Essay Award

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:56am
CinemArts SIG (SCMS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

The CinemArts: Film and Art History SIG of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies seeks submissions for its Graduate Student Essay Prize, with the winner to be announced at the 2020 conference.  This award is meant to recognize outstanding scholarship from students currently enrolled in a recognized graduate program and working at the intersection of film, art and visual culture.  Applicants must be current SCMS and CinemArts members (but not necessarily presenting at the 2020 conference).  Submissions may include revised seminar papers, dissertation excerpts, or any essay published in 2019-2020.  Submissions are limited to one per applicant, should not exceed 8,500 words (excluding notes), and must use a standard citation format.  If the winning essay

Light in Dark Places: Victorian Animals and Human Interventions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:43am
The 53rd Annual Conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

 

The 53rd Annual Conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario
Glendon College, York University, 25 April 2020

 

Keynote Speakers:

Jody Berland, York University

Susan Hamilton, University of Alberta

 

Call for Papers

 

Light in Dark Places: Victorian Animals and Human Interventions

 

Fantasy: Special issue of The Comparatist

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:26am
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
Topic: Fantasy
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

Literary essays, creative non-fiction, fiction, or poetry on veganism

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:20am
Literary Veganism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2022

Literary Veganism - An Online Journal is seeking submissions of literary essays, creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. Though this is a new journal, the editors have experience (Bibliotekos site and anthologies) and are looking for high-quality work. Writings would be by, for, or about vegans. You don't need to be a vegan to submit. Please refer to the submissions tab on the website www.litvegan.net We are hopeful that the journal will act as a conduit to another anthology.

Popular Culture Workshop : SUPERNATURE

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Danièle ANDRE and Christophe BECKER
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

US Popular Culture Workshop :

SUPERNATURE

 

Danièle André and Christophe Becker

La Rochelle Université & Université Paris 8 – CRHIA

 

                               For the AFEA (The French Association of North-American Studies) 2020 Conference - Post(-)America,  Lille University (France), May 26-29, 2020.

 

Diplomacy and the Natural Environment (journal special issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:08pm
Ken Weisbrode/Diplomatica
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

deadline for submissions: 

15 February 2020

full name / name of organization: 

Diplomatica  https://brill.com/view/journals/dipl/dipl-overview.xml

contact email:

newdiplo@gmail.com

For this special issue of Diplomatica we invite proposals for essays on aspects of diplomacy’s relationship to the natural environment. Essays may cover any historical period up to the present-day. The central questions that this special issue poses are:

How does the natural environment condition, cause, or complicate diplomatic action?

CFP: What is Information? (2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:06pm
Janet Wasko
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 24, 2020

WHAT IS INFORMATION?
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND • APRIL 30–MAY 2, 2020

whatis.uoregon.edu

Closing soon: World Weary: Cultures of Exhaustion

updated: 
Monday, December 30, 2019 - 6:54am
University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

World Weary: Cultures of Exhaustion
May 21-22, 2020, University of York, York, UK

Registration deadline: Jan 10, 2020

Keynote Speakers:
Claire Colebrook, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, Penn State University, USA
Daisy Hildyard, author of The Second Body (2018)
more to follow

CFP: What is Information? (2020)

updated: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 7:25pm
University of Oregon Portland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 24, 2020

WHAT IS INFORMATION?
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND • APRIL 30–MAY 2, 2020

whatis.uoregon.edu

From Annihilation to High Life: Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in Contemporary Science Fiction Film

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:14am
Posthumanism Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

From Annihilation to High Life: Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in Contemporary Science Fiction Film

Joint panel of the Posthumanism Research Network and FSAC Annual Meeting of the Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC), June 02-04, 2020, University of Western Ontario, London (ON)

Organizers: Julia Empey (WLU) and Russell Kilbourn (WLU)

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 06, 2020

PHuN Symposium 2020: Envisioning Learning and Trust

updated: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 1:16pm
Posthuman Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

In an age of technological growth, globalization, and neoliberalism, the ways we build trust are being dramatically transformed. Simultaneously, funding for education has become subject to market- and data-driven directives, neglecting the needs of vulnerable communities and ecologies. How do we learn to trust and trust in learning when our communities and connections are increasingly distant, ephemeral, and mediated? How do we avoid falling to game-theoretically governed social, economic, and informatic relations? What aspects of trust are under-considered in efforts for learning and change? Where are the flows of trust in above/below-ground networks (institutions, organizations, grassroots movements, communities of practice, etc.)?

Posthuman Praxis of ‘human’

updated: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 4:36am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Posthuman Praxis of ‘human’

 

In posthuman theory we do have an obligation, but it is never what we think it is, because the ethical event cannot be known in advance… Posthuman Ethics shows we cannot ‘do’ ethics, and evaluate whether something was as ethical or not as we would hope.  
                                                                                                            -- Patricia MacCormack

“So What Happens Now?”: Ernest Cline’s Prose and Poetry

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:46am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Calling all Gunters! The past few years have seen a growing number of scholarly interventions on Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (2011), exploring topics that range from his portrayal of dys/utopias (see Nordstrom, Ue) to his use of Pac-Man as a metaphor (Ue and Munday), and from Cline’s treatment of masculinity (Condis) to his invocation of Arthurian romance (Aronstein and Thompson). In 2018, the novel was adapted into a critically and commercially successful hit, earning an Academy Award nomination.

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