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Rethinking the Brain Novel: Towards Experimental Representations of Fictional Consciousness (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
Mohamed Anis Ferchichi / University of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Since the origins of the English novel, and the rise of philosophical materialism in the wake of Rene Descartes, David Hume, and John Locke, English fiction writers have been interested in capturing the neural activity of the brain through narrative style, form, and genre. In the same vain, in The Feeling of What Happens (1999), Antonio Damasio, having cited Hume and Descartes as precedents for contemporary neuroscience, contends that “consciousness may be produced within the three pounds of flesh we call brain” (28). Damasio’s comment translates a reductionism whereby the immaterial experience is reduced to the function of the neurons.

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
University of Zadar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

 

 

 

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 24th issue. We accept:

  • original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
  • reviews: up to 2,000 words
  • translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words

 

*Updated Deadline Extension to 10/15/21* NeMLA 2022 - Exploring Plurality: Queering Feminism(s), Neoliberalism, and the Commodification of Intersectionality

updated: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 10:58pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Feminism does not exist in singularity, and its plurality centers disenfranchised narratives and perspectives. Due to the interwoven structural oppressions based on the social construct of identities, intersectionality’s formation provides a foundation and praxis to theorize and contribute to the dismantling of systemic oppressions. The whitening of intersectionality participates in commodification (Bilge 2015), in stark opposition to its original intentionality (Crenshaw 1991), and calls into question the plurality of feminism as if a hegemonic conceptualization of ‘feminism’ would be preferred, enhanced, or (en)forced.

States of Immersion: Bodies, Media Technologies

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
Philippe Bédard
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Call for papers: States of Immersion: Bodies, Media Technologies 

Edited collection — Estimated publication 2023

Literature Beyond Bars

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Northeast MLA's 53rd CONVENTION
Baltimore, MD
March 10-13, 2022

Don’t you realize that we are worms

born to become angelic butterflies,

that fly towards justice without impediment?

– Dante Alighieri, Purgatorio 10. 124–6

 

Building and Sustaining Interdisciplinary Partnerships (NeMLA 2022 Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

After a successful roundtable at the 2021 NeMLA conference, we again invite participants to share their experiences with interdisciplinary collaborations. Proposals are welcome from those who have broken disciplinary silos in the areas of research, course development and/or teaching. We will share success stories and pitfalls in building and sustaining those relationships. We are interested in hearing about triumphs as well as learning from less successful attempts, and strongly encourage team presentations. The organizers (a mathematician and a humanist) will discuss their own experiences leading initiatives and co-developing courses that blend STEM and the humanities.

Poetics of Infrastructure (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022

Panel - Poetics of Infrastructure

Roundtable on “Students as Agents: Reenvisioning BIPOC German Studies at Minority Serving Institutions”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 10:56am
Maria Grewe, Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Roundtable: Students as Agents: Reenvisioning BIPOC German Studies at Minority Serving Institutions

What does it mean to teach German studies at Minority Serving Institutions (such as HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, AAPISIs) in keeping with the unique missions and programming of these institutions of higher education? German studies, when presented and practiced as unmarked whiteness in the cannon, curricula, and programs, and where diversity is peripheral, reproduces existing power structures and excludes the voices and experiences of our students. This lack of representation and identification leads to underrepresentation of Students of Color in German studies.

*ONLINE* Virginia Woolf and Ethics: The 31st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf (Lamar University, June 9-12, 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:16am
Amy Smith/Lamar University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

*The 2022 Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf will take place ONLINE

*Deadline extended to February 15, 2022

Virginia Woolf and Ethics

31st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf

June 9-12, 2022

Lamar University (online modality)

National and Individual Memories in Spanish Urban Society and Landscapes

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel explores topographies of memory and architecture as a powerful force for cinematic storytelling, cityscapes’ psychosis, etc. As part of the special session, we are looking for contributions examining and analyzing diverse relationships between cinema, television, architecture, and memory and their links with contemporary Spanish media and identity. Submissions in English and Spanish, although we recommend the latter.Since Foucault conceptualized the notion of “heterotopy” as those ephemeral or stable places in relation to the parameters of exclusions of the dominant groups, the emergence of the internet and social media has further transformed traditional heterotopias.

Afterlives of Data

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Current Open Call

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, invites submissions for a special themed issue:

Afterlives of Data

Guest Editors: Brian Michael Murphy (Bennington College) & Kris Paulsen (The Ohio State University)

https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/journals/median/information/authors

NeMLA (Baltimore, March 2022) "Race, Place, and Migration in Afro-Latinx Literature and Visual Art"

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
Nicole Bonino / University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Panel: Race, Place, and Migration in Afro-Latinx Literature and Visual Art 

This panel invites papers focused on the analysis of Afro-Latinx migratory dynamics as represented in Latin American art (films, plastic and visual art, live performances, and so on) and literature (such as novels, poems, plays, comics, visual poetry). Papers on the Caribbean, Centro America, South America, and Brazil are welcomed.  

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