We are looking for individual or collaborative contributions to "Immolations: Queer Theory and Environmental Destruction," a panel to be presented at the 2019 conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (UC Davis, June 26-30). Please submit a brief abstract via Submittable (https://asle.submittable.com/submit/126655/immolations-queer-theory-and-...) prior to December 15.
In Media Res has announced calls for proposals for October and November 2018: http://mediacommons.org/imr/how-it-works
First, In Media Res is still accepting calls for proposals for its theme week on filmmaker John Carpenter. The deadline for proposals is Monday, October 15. Here is a link to the call: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14SXfSMVtB6LMo9OtmiD8VaWPxoImRcivCIbw...
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
The Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites paper proposals for its 40th anniversary conference, to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico from February 20-23, 2019. Please submit proposals by November 1, 2018, through the conference website: http://www.register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca. Contact the Area Chair at GeorgeJSieg@gmail.com with any questions.
Documentary Now! – Call for Provocations: Has documentary failed?
December 15th 2018, 1-5pm
BIMI, Birkbeck, University of London, WC1H 0PD
Taking the title of Susan Sontag’s seminal work as a starting point, this workshop aims at re-opening an old debate about the potentialities of exhibiting other’s suffering in order to promote a culture of peace, prevent war and/or resolve conflict. Sontag concluded in her book that images of atrocities had led the Global North to a form of exhaustion, also called compassion fatigue, which has been criticised more recently as a myth. Yet, images remain today the main strategy of humanitarian organisations to raise awareness and funds.
Article proposals are welcomed for an upcoming edited collection on South Asian Gothic, edited by Deimantas Valanciunas and Katarzyna Ancuta.
In Media Res has announced calls for proposals for the Fall 2018 semester: http://mediacommons.org/imr/how-it-works
First, we are accepting proposals for a theme week entitled "Fancasting." The deadline for proposals is Monday, October 8. Here is a link to the call: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bScobd3dA8pu0PDlVTvb0yi2t7x-NZuRUy6-...