category: science and culture

Ashgate Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital, Call for Book Proposals

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Ashgate Publishing Co.
contact email: 
adonahue@ashgate.com

Series Editors: Ann R. Hawkins, Texas Tech University, and Maura Ives, Texas A&M University

CfP: Reconfiguring Human and Non-Human: Texts, Images and Beyond, 29-30 October 2015, Jyväskylä Finland

full name / name of organization: 
Aino-Kaisa Koistinen & Essi Varis / Department of Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä
contact email: 
aino-kaisa.koistinen@jyu.fi, essi.e.varis@jyu.fi

In recent years, scholars of different fields have turned their gaze to the complex relations between humans and non-humans.

Evil Spaces, Wicked Places: Geographies and Architectures of Evil. Monday 18th January - Wednesday 20th January 2016: London: UK

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
evilspaces@inter-disciplinary.net

Evil Spaces, Wicked Places
The Geographies and Architectures of Evil

Call for Presentations 2016
Special Focus: London

Monday 18th January – Wednesday 20th January 2016

"Daddy, What did you Do in the Culture Wars?": Academia and Public Life - NeMLA 2016

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Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu, wal209@lehigh.edu

It’s been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind.

[UPDATE-Keynotes Added] CFP: Repetitons, Permutations, Becoming -- SFSU Cinema Studies Conference [Oct 22-24, 2015]

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Cinema Studies Graduate Association / San Francisco State University
contact email: 
CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu

Key Note Speakers:

Craig Baldwin [filmmaker, lecturer @ UC Davis]

Landscaping Change: Exploring the transformation, reconstitution & disruption of environments. 29th-31st March 2016

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Bath Spa University
contact email: 
landscapingchange@gmail.com

Landscaping Change:
Exploring the transformation, reconstitution and disruption of environments through the arts and humanities and social science.

Bath Spa University
29, 30, 31 March 2016

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to 15 JULY for RICE ENGLISH SYMPOSIUM

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"Modalities: Politics and Poetics," Rice University English Graduate Symposium
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submissions@modalities2015.com

***Extended Submission Deadline: 15 July 2015***

Please visit Modalities2015.com for more information!

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

We choose to consider not “environment,” say, but “environmentality” in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, –ality. By animality, do we mean the conditions of possibility for animals or being-animal? By materiality, are we shifting our focus from material characteristics and attributes to describe instead what modulates or grounds existence? Moreover, are theorizations of animality and materiality as politically motivated and implicative as socially-conscious work on sexuality or postcoloniality?

Humanism and Its Prefixes

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Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
rhetorichumanisms@berkeley.edu

Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)

October 3rd-4th, 2015

Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

Heralded by The Telegraph as a ‘global phenomenon,’ BBC’s Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time.

[UPDATE] Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 26-28, 2016 - Spelman College

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Octavia E. Butler Society
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oebliterarysociety@gmail.com

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E.

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