For humankind, energy production and consumption present a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we need energy to survive; on the other hand, the production of energy with current technology poses a threat to our very survival as it is not sustainable from a long-term perspective. The emerging, highly interdisciplinary field of energy humanities (Szeman and Boyer “The Rise of Energy Humanities”, 2014) responds to these concerns by viewing energy as a key factor in contemporary human (social, cultural, political) relations.
‘Apparition: The (Im)materiality of Modern Surface’
An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Friday 9 March 2018, Leicester Castle, De Montfort University.
ERC BodyCapital & Wellcome Collection International Conference
Broadcasting health and disease. Bodies, markets and television, 1950s-1980s
19-21 February 2018
We are seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume on the films of writer-director Kasi Lemmons. This collection of critical analyses will explore cinematic, narrative, intertextual, and/or thematic elements of the films Eve's Bayou (1997), Caveman's Valentine (2001), Talk to Me (2007), and Black Nativity (2013), as well as their cultural aesthetics and social impact. Abstracts are due March 15, 2018.
Regular Panel at SAMLA Birmingham, AL Nov 2 - 4, 2018
International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, Dubronik Centre for Advanced Academic Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 27-July 1, 2018. Sponsored by the PsyArt Foundation and the Dubrovnik Centre. We welcome abstracts on psychology and literature, painting, film, music, or the performing arts.
Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Cinema (Second Call)
Call for Papers: Celebrating 100 years of Women’s Suffrage in Germany and Austria. (German Studies Association Conference; Sept. 27-30; Pittsburgh, PA. [National Coalition of Women in German-sponsored panel]). Abstracts due 01/20/18 (Vorträge auf Deutsch oder Englisch willkommen)
2018 marks 100 years of women's suffrage in Germany and Austria, early European adopters behind only the Scandinavian countries, and 47 years post-suffrage in Switzerland, a late adopter trailed only by Lichtenstein.