Blockchain technology offers many new opportunities for social and informational organisation. While most people equate the blockchain with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, the technology also has far broader applications in the financial sector, as well as land registration, voting, prediction markets, identity verification, smart contracts and any number of other domains where decentralized and transparent processes add value.
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Submissions are being sought for a collection of essays tentatively titled All Things Arabia: Arabian Identity and Material Culture. The goal of this collection is twofold. First, we would like to challenge existing scholarship by Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, or Franz Fanon and, instead of looking at the other spaces of the Near Orient as the “great complementary opposite” of the West, to suggest new, more complex, and unbiased ways of understanding the cultural identity of the Arabian Peninsula through the things that stand for this place.
Edited collection on Black Mirror. (Deadline for abstracts/proposals January 31st 2018)
full name / name of organization:
Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University
Dr Stuart Joy, Southampton Solent University
Eighteenth-Century War Representation
National University of Singapore, 21-22 April 2018
Scholars have given less attention to war representation of the eighteenth-century than to that of other periods. This is probably a result of the absence of any important texts about war, and of widespread interest in the twentieth century.
However, many important ways of representing and understanding war emerged in the eighteenth century. There was, for instance, a new sense of the soldier's or civilian's experience of war, and of the infiltration of war into ordinary life.
The 26thAnnual Conference of the English and American Literature Association
Conference Organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Taitung University, Taiwan
Date: October 27, 2018
Venue: National Taitung University (Zhihben Campus), Taitung, Taiwan
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English language teaching, literature, linguistics and translation studies as well as to promote advanced researches and best practices in these fields. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for Volume: 06, Issue: 01 [January-March, 2018 Issue] of IJ-ELTS.
Seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled: Women Rewriting History: Critical Resistance through Literature, Film, and Art
Editors: Lisa Bernstein and Tulin Ece Tosun
Deadline for Proposals: April 1, 2018
“I am all for putting new wine in old
bottles, especially if the pressure of the new one
makes the old bottles explode”
“Notes from the Front Line”
Interrogating “Common Language”
Simon Fraser University, Department of English
June 22nd-24th, 2018
Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2018
“English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.” – wikipedia.org entry for “English Language” (2018)
“Writers – journalists, essayists, bloggers, poets, playwrights – can disturb the social oppression that functions like a coma on the population, a coma that despots call peace.” – Toni Morrison, Burn This Book (2009)
The international peer-reviewed journal South Asian Review (published by Taylor and Francis) invites submissions to a special issue revolving around “South Asian Graphic Narratives” for its Winter 2018 issue.
We are happy to announce that in June 2018 Cha will be publishing a special “Writing the Philippines” issue. Submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art are accepted between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2018. If you have something original to say about the Philippines, we would like to hear from you. Please note that we can only accept submissions in English or translated into English.
Call for Book Reviewers
Frontiers, a Women Studies Journal
One of the premier publications in the field of feminist and gender studies, Frontiers has distinguished itself for its diverse and decisively interdisciplinary publication agenda that explores the critical intersections among—to name a few dimensions—gender, race, sexuality, and transnationalism. Frontiers is currently housed in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah
The last two years have witnessed shifting relations between the Philippines and the United States, nations still tethered by a unique bond of transpacific colonial history. Recently, President Rodrigo Duterte’s calamitous war on drugs, as well as his designation of the Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army as terrorist groups, have met with U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval and admiration. While the Obama administration sought to leverage Philippine alliance in a globalist “pivot to Asia,” it remains to be seen how the Philippine-American postcolonial relationship will be redefined in coming years.
The Comics Arts Conference is now acception 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA, July 19 - 22, 2018. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.
Culture, Theory and Critique invites original full-length article submissions for its upcoming open issues.
Culture, Theory and Critique is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal for the transformation and development of critical theories in the humanities and social sciences. It aims to critique and reconstruct theories by interfacing them with one another and by relocating them in new sites and conjunctures.
Deadline: January 31, 2018
Contact: Brooke A. Opel, Ph.D. Candidate, Indiana University—Bloomington
CFP: "Recovering Laura Curtis Bullard and Early Suffragist Literature"
Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)
We invite paper proposals for a panel entitled “Recovering Laura Curtis Bullard and Early Suffragist Literature” at the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado from November 7-11, 2018.