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

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

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-11-30

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

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

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-30

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

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

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-26

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

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

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-19

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

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

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-06

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

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

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-08-26

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

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

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-04-28

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

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

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-02-25

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

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

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-01-07

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

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

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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CFP: Authors, Narratives, and Audiences in Medieval Saints’ Lives / Deadline: 29 December, 2017

CFP: Authors, Narratives, and Audiences in Medieval Saints’ Lives / Deadline: 29 December, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-29

The composition of saints' lives in medieval literature was more than an act of devotion. Alongside allowing their authors to explore and express their faith, the writing of saints' lives provided opportunities to explore subjects such as the foundation myths of religious communities, travel and exploration, and gender and sexuality. Saints' lives were also an ideal medium for reaching [...]

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CFP: Mnemosyne / Deadline: 1 November, 2015

CFP: Mnemosyne / Deadline: 1 November, 2015

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-05-19

The Open Library of Humanities – gold open-access, peer-reviewed, multi-journal library – seeks a broad range of contributions from scholars across the disciplines of art history and visual studies for their inaugural issue on visual culture. This special issue invites contributions in the spirit of Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas, exploring the memories, afterlives, and reanimations of [...]

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CFP: The Abolition of the University / Deadline: 1 March, 2016

CFP: The Abolition of the University / Deadline: 1 March, 2016

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-05-14

In 1968, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and his colleagues at the University of Nairobi called for the abolition of the English department. They attacked an enduring colonial legacy and envisioned an intellectual renaissance in Africa. Conversely, in recent years, many departments have found themselves “abolished” for another reason: the neoliberal rhetoric of financial sustainability and austerity, [...]

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CFP: American Literature and the Transnational Marketplace / Deadline: 1 August, 2015

CFP: American Literature and the Transnational Marketplace / Deadline: 1 August, 2015

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-27

The last fifteen years have seen substantial changes in the way scholars have engaged with US literature and culture. In particular, the rise of two methodological paradigms, TRANSNATIONALISM and PRINT CULTURE STUDIES, have paved the way for exciting new approaches to key questions that have always been at the heart of the discipline: the relationship between literature and nationhood, [...]

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CFP: Multifocal and Collaborative Approaches to South Asian History / Deadline: 31 August, 2015

CFP: Multifocal and Collaborative Approaches to South Asian History / Deadline: 31 August, 2015

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-23

“Big picture” history is vulnerable to the distortion of the wide-angle lens and the grandiosity of the panorama. Microhistory has become the norm on account of offering fine-grained fidelity to “lived experience,” yet it can suffer from myopia and make a fetish of uniqueness, or overreach in attempts to generalize from parochial particulars. South Asian history, especially for [...]

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