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REMINDER: Dark Economies: Anxious Futures, Fearful Pasts CFP

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:41am
Falmouth University, UK 8-10 July 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020

 

 After the success of the Folk Horror in the Twenty First Century conference hosted by Falmouth University, we are holding another related conference in 2020.

 

The present is dark. With the rise of right-wing populism, global migrations and immigrations, continued violence, abuse and crime, prejudice and intolerance, there is increasing anxiety about the future. The Earth itself is under threat from environmental catastrophe and a mass extinction event is anticipated. The collapse of society, morality, and the environment was often also feared in the past, particularly in Gothic, horror and dystopian fictions and texts. What were the monsters of the past? What are our monsters now?

 

Health Humanities 2020: Narrative and Counternarrative

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:40am
Hiram College Center for Literature and Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

We are pleased to invite applications for this year’s Hiram Summer Seminar: “Health Humanities 2020: Narrative and Counternarrative,” to be held on the campus of Hiram College July 8-11, 2020.

 

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

CHANGING THE (CULTURAL) CLIMATE WITH ECOCRITICISM AND ECOLINGUISTICS

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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

“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”

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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

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.)

 

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

 

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?

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