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Reminder: NeMLA 2021 Roundtable: Literature, Rhetoric, and Technology: Fostering Innovation in Theory and in Practice

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:06pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021

As we move forward in this new normal, there is an urgent need, at both national and global levels, for critical investigations into the humanistic, scientific, and social scientific impacts of the coronavirus, both societally and in academia. It’s possible, likely even, that your current research and teaching focuses are not directly related to epidemiology. Regardless, your research and/or teaching has undoubtedly been affected by the pandemic. Now is a key moment to lean into the many robust opportunities for teaching developments and enhancements.

Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 5:38am
Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

 

 

Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre

La cognition humaine chez Andreï Makine

Study days postponed to July 1-2, 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Deadline for paper submission extended: January 15, 2021

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Gefen (CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)

 

Call for Papers

 

ICMS Kalamazoo 2021: Treating Animals: Veterinary Science in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 9:59am
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo; May 7-10, 2020. Special Session.
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Medieval animal studies has tended to privilege literary and encyclopedic texts, viewing animals within Aristotelian hierarchies of rationality, while research on animals in medieval medicine has focused on their use as ingredients, rather than their potential status as patients. There have been few discussions of animals and humans in relationships of care, or of animals as the recipients of medical treatment. In this panel, we seek to expand these conversations by centering veterinary medicine, including treatment manuals (e.g., hawking handbooks), literary representations of veterinary practices (e.g., romance heroes caring for horses), and other genres that concern the (un)ethical, (il)legal, or (im)proper treatment, training, or keeping of animals.

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture, Cappadocia University, Turkey, January 14 – 15, 2021

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 4:19am
Cappadocia University, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

  

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture 

An Interdisciplinary International Conference (Virtual), Cappadocia University, Turkey

January 14 – 15, 2021

 

Venue: Cappadocia University, Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir/Turkey (Virtual-Microsoft Teams)

 

Keynote speaker: TBA

 

Description:

 

Aging and Ageism in the Covid-19 Pandemic A Digital Symposium by the North American Network of Aging Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:45am
North American Network of Aging Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic impacts the lives of societies, communities, and individuals deeply. Since the beginning of the pandemic, experts, scholars, journalists, and individuals have testified time and again to the fact that the virus does not impact everyone in the same ways. Identifying factors that heighten vulnerability is an important part of protecting those at risk. However, just as it is vital to recognize that racism and not race translates to higher exposure to and less protection from the virus for people of colour, it is crucial to recognize that ageism and not age is the greatest factor that puts older people at risk.

 

Excursions 11.1 "(Re)Connect

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:45am
Excursions Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

(Re)Connect. (Re-)Establish a bond.

To connect is an integral part of the human experience. We are social, connected, beings. The unparalleled events of 2020 have made this even more evident --- they have forced us to disconnect from life as we knew it and to (re)connect to history, nature, people, ourselves, and forgotten practices. This has weakened and strengthened our established bonds, while creating new ones. Ultimately, it revealed how dependent we are on our connections.

REVELAR Journal vol.5 (2020): «Photography-Science-Object»

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:09pm
REVELAR Journal of Photography and Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

REVELAR – Journal of Photography and Image Studies is open to works for volume no.5 (2020). This edition, dedicated to the theme Photography-Science-Object, will publish works in the following modalities:
— Scientific papers
— Reviews (on books, essays or photography exhibitions)
— Photo-essays (open to both amateurs and professional photographers)
— Varia

Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:57pm
Prof. Ranu Uniyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

              Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches 

                       Department of English and Modern European Languages
                                            University of Lucknow
                                                 Call for Papers

Climate Change as Reflected in Science Fiction, Film and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Climate change is an important issue that has become a frequent topic in twentieth as well as twenty-first century literature and film. From science fiction of the past to the present-day speculative fiction, this roundtable presents an opportunity to provide and study examples both past and present regarding climate change issues in literature and film. Dystopias written by international writers reflect the world-wide concern regarding climate change. For example, novelists such as British-born Maggie Gee’s The Flood or French-born Pierre Boulle’s La Planète des singes[The Planet of the Apes] speculate on the possibility of climate changes causing devastating destruction.

Heaven and Nature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:03am
Christian Literary Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Virtual conference on Saturday 7 November, 2020
at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with Zoom.

Humankind has ever been impressed by, and formed by, the natural world. The world’s beginning and end are a subject in numerous narratives. Ecocriticism addresses large scale concerns about anthropocene changes. In literary tradition there is a multiplicity of understandings, while Biblical religion has stated that God made both heaven and earth. 

Six papers contributed by scholars from the UK, France, Canada, the USA, Poland and Australia will be distributed and then discussed in the video conference on 7 November 2020.  The CLSG interest is in exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.

Thinking with Plants

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?

The revelation of the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic and Exploration of Socio-cultural responses

updated: 
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 6:42am
Usha Rana/ Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University, Sagar, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you and your colleagues towards a book chapter for The revelation of the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic and Exploration of Socio-cultural responses to be published by AAP CRC Press (a Taylor & Franscis Group). Please submit your chapter(s) before August 10, 2020.

Edited Volume – Representations of Disability in Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:07pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals for a forthcoming scholarly volume on representations of disability in science fiction, a peer-reviewed collection of essays that will examine how disability identity and experience have been shaped through the science fiction genre.

Medieval Magic in Theory: Prologues to Learned Texts of Magic

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
Vajra Regan (University of Toronto, Centre for Medieval Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CFP (56TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, KALAMAZOO, MAY 2021)

 

MEDIEVAL MAGIC IN THEORY: PROLOGUES TO LEARNED TEXTS OF MAGIC AND ASTROLOGY


Sponsor: The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence

Co-sponsor: The Societas Magica

Genetic Histories and Liberties: Eugenics, Genetic Ancestries and Genetic Technologies in Literary and Visual Cultures

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 11:08am
Christina Lake
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Call for Chapters for Edited Book

Genetic Histories and Liberties: Eugenics, Genetic Ancestries and Genetic Technologies in Literary and Visual Cultures

Gender and the Body Series, Edinburgh University Press

We invite chapters that examine the ways in which representations of the body and gender within literature and visual culture (including film, television, graphic novels, comics, and video games) from the eighteenth century to the present day have engaged with and challenged political, religious, cultural and social attitudes towards eugenics, genetic ancestries and genetic technologies

Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 November 2020

[Extended deadline] Writing the Heavens. Celestial Observation in Literature, 800--1800 (May 20-22, 2021, Bamberg, Germany)

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 6:11am
Aura Heydenreich, Florian Klaeger, Klaus Mecke, Dirk Vanderbeke, Jörn Wilms - ELINAS (Center for Literature and Natural Science)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Confirmed speakers:

Raz Chen-Morris (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Alexander Honold (University of Basel)
Hania Siebenpfeiffer (University of Marburg)

 

Philip K. Dick: His Sources and Inspirations

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Philip K. Dick:  His Sources and Inspirations

 

Rethinking Humanities and its Entanglements

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:22pm
Amity Institute of English Studies and Research, Amity University Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 3, 2020

3 Day International Web-Conference 

on

Rethinking Humanities and its Entanglements

organized by

Amity Institute of English Studies and Research, Amity University Kolkata

August 5-7, 2020

Event Registration Link : https://forms.gle/yxTjkVUCdVZEm8an9

 

 

Schedule of the Event

(schedule-timings are mentioned in Indian Standard Time)

 

CLOSURE Interdisciplinary Autumn Online School (CIAOS) »Graphic Knowledge: Comics, Research, Communication« (University of Kiel, Germany, 12-14 October 2020)

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:16pm
CLOSURE Kieler e-journal für Comics Forschung
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Call for Participants: CLOSURE Interdisciplinary Autumn Online School (CIAOS) »Graphic Knowledge: Comics, Research, Communication« (University of Kiel, Germany, 12-14 October 2020)

What can comics know? At the CLOSURE Interdisciplinary Autumn Online School (CIAOS), we would like to explore forms of knowledge encoded in text and image, in panels and sequences, and in cartoons and symbols. Together with the participants, we will explore how the complex medium of comics represents and negotiates individual and collective knowledge, semiotics and social relationships, and performs and re-informs knowledge.

Speculative Figures and Speculative Futures: Our Uncanny Postapocalypse

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:49pm
Creative Panel - NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Speculative Figures and Speculative Futures: Our Uncanny Postapocalypse

Chairs: Tommy Mayberry (St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo) and Tommy Bourque (Western University)

 

On_Culture: Illness, Narrated

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:48pm
Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

ON_CULTURE: THE OPEN JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE

ISSUE 11 (SUMMER 2021)

ILLNESS, NARRATED

 

In response to debates considering the relationship between illness and narrative, and the extent to which these concepts can be seen as mutually constitutive, this issue of On_Culture seeks to gather new approaches and critical perspectives to the intricate relationship between narrative and illness. We welcome (inter)disciplinary contributions addressing the concepts’ entanglement on an individual, societal, and global level.

Femspec Call for Contributions: Afrofuturism

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:30am
Femspec
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

In light of the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality, Femspec seeks to honor the visionary work of Black writers and artists. Therefore, our latest call for contributions will concern Afrofuturism.

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