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Disability, Race, and the Politics of Care (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:17am
Davy Knittle, University of Pennsylvania and Declan Gould, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

This panel gathers papers that consider relational models of disability and histories of systemic racism in the U.S. to read quotidian practices of care. We situate care across scales, as we ask how care relationships between individuals are embedded in larger practices of identifying and resisting racialized harm in contexts including medical access, environmental racism, housing inequality, and economic justice. How, as disability and race scholars, can we consider individual and everyday acts of care as sites at which to identify and resist structural conditions of ableist, racialized physical and psychological harm and reimagine the dynamics of vulnerability and difference?

Class and SFF

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Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:01am
Vector
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Vector and Focus invite proposals for articles on the broad theme of class in science fiction and fantasy, encompassing topics such as: representations of class and class struggle in SFF; models for resistance; anarchism in SFF; fantastical estrangements of class; class consciousness; class and material culture; class and climate change; platform capitalism and the gig economy; platform cooperativism; automation and the future of work; trade unionism, industrial organising and action; workplace democracies; speculative classless societies; class and migration; class, family, and Critical Kinship Studies; economic vs.

Journal Special Edition: Gendered and Sexual Aging in the History and Culture of Medicine

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Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:48am
Alison Downham Moore, Western Sydney University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Contributions are invited for a special edition of a high-quality interdisciplinary journal on the topic of “Gendered and Sexual Aging in the History and Culture of Medicine”. This special edition forms part of the grant activities of Associate Professor Alison M. Downham Moore in the Australian Research Council Discovery project: Sexual Aging in the History of Medicine.

The journal special edition will be edited both by Associate Professor Moore who a historian of European and global medicine at Western Sydney University and by Professor Sarah Lamb who is Barbara Mandel Professor of Humanistic Social Sciences Professor of Anthropology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University.

Theorizing Zombiism II: Undead Again

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 11:10am
University of Gothenburg
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Theorizing Zombiism II: Undead Again

 

29-31 July, 2021

 

University of Gothenburg

 

The zombie as an allegory for cultural, social, and scientific analysis spans almost every discipline including humanities, biology, mathematics, anthropology, economics, and political science. This range of use for the zombie narrative is a clear indication of its adaptability and viability as a distinct framework for critical theory. Theorizing Zombiism 2: Undead again will thus serve as a timely and much-needed platform for the development of international and interdisciplinary relationships between researchers, educators, practitioners and other interested parties.

Critical Thinking and Writing Pedagogy

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Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 8:14pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites submissions for Volume 9 (2021). For more information, please see the journal's listing at The WAC Clearinghouse: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/ 

'The Health of the Short Story'

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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:13pm
Short Fiction in Theory and Practice (Intellect Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

 

Big Data & Social Media in Southeast Asia (MLA 2022)

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:23am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

We invite papers for a proposed session on “Big Data & Social Media in Southeast Asia” for the 2022
Modern Language Association conference (6-9 January). This session is sponsored by the MLA’s
Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia Diasporic forum.

2021 Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:50am
Rhetoric of Health and Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Overview

The Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (RHM) Symposium is a mix of highly competitive, open-call papers and invited participants, which results in a diverse gathering of folks from graduate students to full professors from a variety of disciplines and fields. The RHM symposium seeks to bring together humanities and social scientific research traditions in a rhetorically focused way to allow scholars to build new interdisciplinary theories, methodologies, and insights that can impact our understanding of health, medicine, illness, healing, and wellness. The 2021 RHM Symposium will be held virtually on September 9 & 10.

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International Conference on Sports Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:47am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

International Conference on Sports Studies17-18 July 2021 - London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

 

"Mens sana in corpore sano" ("Mind is safe in a safe body")Giovenale

 

Sport has always been a significant aspect of human life. From the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece to the birth of football in the second half of the 19th century England and to contemporary sporting activities around the world, sport has always been a vital element of human activities. Sport is essential to health and happiness of people of all ages, genders, races, etc. and it needs to be studied through an interdisciplinary and international approach.

 

Fragments of Touch: Haptic Readings and the Limits of Sensation

updated: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:36am
English Graduate Student Society Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

***DEADLINE EXTENDED***: February 15, 2021

18th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference March 26- 27, 2021

Strategies for Teaching Climate Change in the First-Year Writing Classroom; PAMLA (Nov. 11-14, 2021)

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Friday, January 29, 2021 - 10:30am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held from Thursday, November 11, to Sunday, November 14, 2021, 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.

Making Sense: The Construction of Feeling in the Atlantic World

updated: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 7:13am
Nikki Roulo and Shawn Welch
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In The Temple (1633), George Herbert observes that “broken bones may joy,/ And tune together in a well-set song.” Here, Herbert observes the interplay between ailments that affect both the spiritual and physical senses. Senses - understood to be those faculties that acquire knowledge vis-à-vis experience - serve as a shared vocabulary informing both spiritual (i.e., transcendent, religious) and physical (i.e., materialistic, naturalistic) means of treatment. But even in our own day, such connections among theories of sense, spiritual and physical illnesses, and their treatments reconfigure what we mean by “healing” in medical discourses. 

 

Humanizing Disease: Tuning into the Instruments of Medical Humanities

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Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:49pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Papers are sought for this virtual (online) session of the PAMLA 2021 conference (Nov. 11-14, 2021; https://www.pamla.org/) that explore the way the disciplines of the humanities unlock the human experience behind disease for patients, healthcare providers, and public health officials alike. Close readings of selected cultural texts that explore specific disease events, investigations into cultural responses to broader healthcare issues, or even considerations about the challenges of teaching students during a pandemic, are encouraged.

CFP Jack London Society: ALA 32nd Annual Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:17am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

 Call for Papers Jack London Society: ALA 32nd Annual Conference

July 7-11, 2021

Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02116

26th Annual Dickens Society Symposium

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 6:46pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Charles Dickens Society is pleased to announce an extended deadline for abstracts for the 2021 Symposium, which will take place online from July 12-14, 2021. As you may know, we only recently decided to convert the 2021 Symposium to an online meeting. One terrific side effect is that, since no one needs to make plans for travel, we can extend the deadline and get acceptances out a little later. The new deadline is therefore Sunday, January 31, 2021. To have your work considered, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to Sean Grass at scggsl@rit.edu.

Healthcare in/and Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
Wilson College Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Wilson College Humanities ConferenceConference Theme: Healthcare in/and Humanities

Friday May 28 1:00pm-5:00pm EST and

Saturday May 29, 2021 8:00am-12:00noon EST
Held online via Zoom
sponsored by Wilson College’s M.A. in Humanities Program and undergraduate major in Healthcare and Medical Humanities

After an extraordinary year in which healthcare systems around the world came to the forefront of both national and individual consciousness, the Wilson College Humanities Conference seeks—in part—to interrogate 2020 by focusing its theme on Healthcare in/and Humanities.”

Visual Rhetoric in Traditional Media. 2022. Vol 4, No 1

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

“Only the media techniques of the 19th century, that is, photography, gramophone and film, had saved the sensuous reality from the absolutism of the book – however, one could formulate more radically: before the absolutism of language”, – N. Bolz writes in the book "Das ABC der Medien". The proposed opposition between writing as an "informational" media (which was most interesting to McLuhan) and "sensory" media needs critical reflection. This is especially important in conditions when a person's immersion in the media space implies that not only the information brain memory should be involved, but also various performative practices of experience and memory of the body.

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).

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