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CFP: Utopia, Now! / Abstract Deadline: 2 May, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-04-10
CFP: Utopia, Now! / Abstract Deadline: 2 May, 2017

Utopia, Now! Chelsea College of Arts, 29th-31st August 2017 The sixth and final symposium of the Imaginaries of the Future Leverhulme International Research Network   “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.” – Martin Luther King “We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the [...]

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CFP: Waste: A Symposium, Papers on Disposability, Decay, and Depletion / Abstract Deadline: 1 May 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-04-10
CFP: Waste: A Symposium, Papers on Disposability, Decay, and Depletion / Abstract Deadline: 1 May 2017

CFP: Waste: A Symposium, Papers on Disposability, Decay, and Depletion Birkbeck, University of London, 21 September 2017 A one-day event to be held at Birkbeck College, University of London, on 21 September 2017.   Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Esther Leslie (Birkbeck, University of London) Dr Leo Mellor (University of Cambridge) Dr Rachele Dini (UCL / [...]

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CFP: Pride Revisited: Cinema, Activism and Re-Activation / Abstract Deadline: 31 May, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-03-27
CFP: Pride Revisited: Cinema, Activism and Re-Activation / Abstract Deadline: 31 May, 2017

Following the success of the symposium PRIDE and its Precursors: Political Mimesis, Nostalgic Dissidence and Popular Film, held at the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image in December 2015, we invite submissions for an Open Library of Humanities journal special collection on Pride, the LGBTQ and coalfield cinema that preceded, influenced and coincided with it, and the diverse forms [...]

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CFP: Remaking Collections / Abstract Deadline: 15 May, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-03-20
CFP: Remaking Collections / Abstract Deadline: 15 May, 2017

Image adapted from Tim Sherratt’s project Open With Exceptions (2016). Used with permission. In recent decades cultural and collecting institutions have digitised their collections en masse. These digital collections are vast, diverse and dispersed, challenging traditional modes of management, access and engagement; but they also constitute an immense cultural resource. [...]

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CFP: #Agreement20 / Deadline: 15 August, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-02-28
CFP: #Agreement20 / Deadline: 15 August, 2017

April 2018 will see the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement, the central protections of which are currently under threat from the Brexit negotiations, special elections and the RHI Scandal. This special issue will discuss the impact and legacy of this Agreement on social, political and cultural life in Northern Ireland. The Agreement has proven strangely resilient. It [...]

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CFP: Utopia After the Human / Deadline: 23 January, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-11-30
CFP: Utopia After the Human / Deadline: 23 January, 2017

We’re delighted to announce the call for contributions for our fifth symposium, Utopia After the Human, to be held at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, from the 11-12th April 2017. It is free to attend and bursaries are available. Read on for more details… (this call is available as a.pdf) Call for Contributions What subjectivities exist within, against and beyond [...]

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CFP: New Approaches to Medieval Water Studies / Deadline: 31 May, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-30
CFP: New Approaches to Medieval Water Studies / Deadline: 31 May, 2017

Recent scholarship in water studies has generated several germane streams of new methodological approaches, each relevant to medieval history. This OLH Special Collection will showcase the state of the field for medieval water studies, tease out its salient themes, and demonstrate possible futures for the field. In the last decade, new attention has been paid to the role of water as [...]

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CFP: Protest and Resistance in Ukrainian Literature / Deadline: 31 May, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-26
CFP: Protest and Resistance in Ukrainian Literature / Deadline: 31 May, 2017

The social and political history of Ukraine in the last decades has been heavily influenced, and at times dominated, by acts of protest and resistance. As publicly enacted or cultural evocations of struggle, these acts, such as the Orange revolution and Euromaidan protests taking place in 2004-2005 and 2013-2014 respectively, have spurred pro-Western democratic change. These expressions [...]

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CFP: Postcolonial Perspectives in Game Studies / Abstract Deadline: 15 December, 2016

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-19
CFP: Postcolonial Perspectives in Game Studies / Abstract Deadline: 15 December, 2016

Since the first key publications in the nineties on videogames research in Humanities and Social Sciences contexts, the field of Game Studies has become an established platform for discussion and debate on how games contribute to our cultural, social and aesthetic experiences. Game Studies has, consequently, taken up debates on diversity and inclusion, time and again. Following the [...]

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C21 Literature CFP: The Literature of the Anthropocene / Deadline: 31 October, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-06
C21 Literature CFP: The Literature of the Anthropocene / Deadline: 31 October, 2017

One of our OLH journals, C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings, has recently publicised a Call for Articles for a special issue on "The Literature of the Anthropocene." Below is the full information for the CFP, which was originally posted here.  The concept of the Anthropocene, deemed by Bruno Latour “the best alternative we have to usher us out of the notion of [...]

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CFP: Station Eleven and Twenty-First-Century Writing / Deadline: 30 April, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-08-26
CFP: Station Eleven and Twenty-First-Century Writing / Deadline: 30 April, 2017

Featured image by Nathan Burton. Reproduced with the artist's permission. Since its publication in 2014, Canadian author Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven has attracted enthusiastic critical responses. This post-apocalyptic novel won an Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction in 2015 and was shortlisted for many other awards, including the National Book Award, the [...]

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CFP: Utopia at the Border / Deadline: Spring, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-04-28
CFP: Utopia at the Border / Deadline: Spring, 2017

OLH Guest Editors Dr David M. Bell (Sheffield), Dr Nathaniel Coleman (Newcastle) and Dr Kenneth Hanshew (Regensburg) have recently announced their call for contributions for the fourth symposium of the Leverhulme-funded Imaginaries of the Future network. The symposium, which will be held at the University of Regensburg on 20-22 September 2016, will interrogate [...]

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CFP: New Voices in Jewish-American Literature / Deadline: 16 September, 2016

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-02-25
CFP: New Voices in Jewish-American Literature / Deadline: 16 September, 2016

The retirement of Philip Roth in 2012 signifies a definite break with the past, the silencing of one of the last living links with the Jewish generation that dominated post-war American literary culture (Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Isaac Bashevis Singer et al.). This does not, however, mean the end of Jewish-American literature. Recent years have shown the remarkable tenacity of [...]

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CFP: Powering the Future: Energy Resources in Science Fiction and Fantasy / Deadline: 1 July, 2016

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-01-07
CFP: Powering the Future: Energy Resources in Science Fiction and Fantasy / Deadline: 1 July, 2016

The recent rise of the interdisciplinary subfield of “Energy Humanities” as a prominent critical endeavour has seen an efflorescence of academic and cultural production from around the world focussing on the crucial topic of energy resources. A major spur for this work is, of course, the pervasive anxiety of late environmentalism in the face of anthropogenic climate change, a phenomenon [...]

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CFP: From TV To Screen: The Critical Relationship Between Popular Television Programmes and their Transition to Film / Deadline: 3 June, 2016

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-11-25
CFP: From TV To Screen: The Critical Relationship Between Popular Television Programmes and their Transition to Film / Deadline: 3 June, 2016

The transition of popular television programmes to film is a familiar route, but one that has had mixed results. The list of examples is extensive, from The X Files and Sex In The City, to The Fugitive, Doctor Who, Star Trek and a host of ’70s British Sitcoms, and most recently, The Man From UNCLE – an example that especially highlights the complex relationship between television and [...]

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