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).
Call for Papers
New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession
“The book always aims at installing an order, whether it is the order in which it is deciphered, the order in which it is to be understood, or the order intended by the authority who commanded or permitted the work.” (Roger Chartier, The Order of the Book)
If, according to Roger Chartier, “the book always aims at installing an order,” what does it mean for the book to be out of order? Is it broken? Is it committing some kind of transgression? Is it still a book? What is a book supposed to do, and what does it mean when it falls short of its perceived functions – or overshoots them?
31st Annual Online Mardi Gras Conference at LSU
“Uncertain Futures: Exploring Ambiguities, Hopes and Anxieties”
Dates: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 - Friday, February 12th, 2021
CALL FOR PAPERS
Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
Palazzo Arese-Borromeo (Cesano Maderno), September 23th - 24th 2021
Department of Philosophy of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
Raffaele Ariano (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano), Paolo Babbiotti (Università di Torino).
EDIT: CONFERENCE PROGRAM (for the call for papers see below)
ROOM 6 (PLENARY)
The International Conference on Art, Museums and Digital Cultures will bring together different scientific and creative perspectives on the crossovers between information technologies and the arts. How are museums, curators and the artists themselves responding to the opportunities, but also the risks, of the so-called “digital transformation”?
Recognising the complexity and plurality of digital cultures, the conference will discuss recent or ongoing research works in different geographies and cultural contexts.
We invite scholars, independent researchers, digital media specialists, curators and artists to submit proposals for a 15-minute in-person or online presentation, focusing on one or more of the following topics:
The proposed anthology aims to compile essays from various disciplines in the field of South Asian Studies. The compilation introduces an academic discourse on cultural studies about the region. Cultural Studies is predominantly contemporary in focus in its academic orientation. Contemporaneous is also about how the past appears in its very connections with the present ideas and facts. In the context of the above propositional statements the focus of the book is about the nature of Cultural Studies in South Asia.
April 2-3, 2021
Conference Date/Location: April 2nd-3rd, 2021 **Online**
Deadline for Proposals: December 30, 2020
Theme: “Third Space”
The 29th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations from individuals and panels.
Call for Papers
How to Do Things with Worlds
18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dates: TBA [but virtual]
“A ‘world’ need not be a construction of a whole society. It may be a construction of a tiny portion of a particular society. It may be inhabited by just a few people. Some ‘worlds’ are bigger than others.”
Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)
"SPECTRE" - CSGSU/FSAC Graduate Colloquium at the University of Toronto
23rd Annual Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium
University of Toronto Cinema Studies Institute
Friday January 29 - Saturday January 30, 2021 (Virtual)
Call for papers: “SPECTRE”
Keynote address by Dr. David Marriott, Penn State University
Oral History Workshop
23 January 2021 – London/Online1pm-4pm TBC (London Time)
The workshop is designed for students, young scholars independent researchers and history, culture and tradition enthusiasts who would like to improve their academic skills, introduce oral history in their work, engage with oral tradition and also record and preserve unwritten stories.
Gender Studies Winter School23-28 February 2021 – London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Study in London this winter!
Spend an amazing week learning about gender across different disciplines – literature and culture, philosophy and sociology, media and communication, history and political science, religious studies and education.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 20, 2021
Call for abstracts: edited volume
Latinx Representation in Popular Culture and New Media
Editors: J. Jesse Ramirez (University of St. Gallen) and Anna Marta Marini (Instituto Franklin–UAH)
The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) solicits papers on “Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada” for a special issue to be published in 2022.
The special issue will address a broad range of topics related to Central and Eastern European immigration to Canada; therefore, we are looking for essays that examine the topic from a wide range of perspectives, including, but not limited to, migration studies, history, literature, cultural studies, film studies, travel writing studies, etc. There is no chronological limitation in terms of the time of migration and the term Central and Eastern Europe is used in the broadest possible sense, also including the Balkans and Russia.