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CFP MLA 2015: Disc. Group for Science Fiction, Utopian and Fantastic Literature

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    Eric Aronoff

    This CFP might be of interest for members of this division:

    <b>Science Fiction, Fantasy and the Concept of Culture</b>
    How has sci-fi/fantasy explored (humanist and anthropological) concepts of “culture” and form? How does sci-fi/fantasy “world-making” engage/challenge anthropological ideas of culture/representation? Abstracts, brief cv by 15 March 2014; Eric Aronoff (


    Betsy Dahms

    Call for Papers


    29th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities

    Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

    University of West Georgia, College of Arts and Humanities

    Carrollton, Georgia

    October 30-November 1, 2014


    Deadline Extended until July 22nd


    We welcome submissions from across the Humanities, Fine Arts, and the Social and Natural Sciences dealing with worlds and words in all their many forms.  Papers, performances, exhibits, and screenings may be submitted by scholars, writers, artists, and performers and may be in English, French, German, or Spanish.  Conference participants will be encouraged to expand and revise (and translate into English) their papers for submission to the peer-reviewed JAISA: The Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts.


    Suggested topics include but are not limited to Worlds and Words in relation to:

    • literary studies, including all periods and genres
    • ecocriticism and environmental studies
    • the visual arts, including film studies, photography and graphic design
    • feminist, queer and postcolonial approaches
    • geocriticism; geopoetics
    • public intellectualism
    • ecologies and geographies of the written word
    • collaboration between the Humanities and the Sciences
    • linguistics and anthropology
    • theatre, scenes and landscapes
    • philosophy
    • history and historical revisions
    • music, including musical history and theory


    Keynote speakers: Marine biologist James McClintock and poet Adam Vines, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will deliver this year’s keynote address. McClintock is a world-renowned scientist and activist who works primarily with Antarctica. Vines assisted him in editing his last book Lost Antarctica (2012 Macmillan) and traveled there with him last fall. They will speak about the ways in which art and science can combine to form powerful social and political tools.


    For individual proposals please submit a one-page, double-spaced abstract in English, French, German, or Spanish via email to Dr. Betsy Dahms,  Include the presenter’s name, institution, email address, phone number, and any audio-visual or technical requirements for the presentation.  Submissions for panels of 3-4 presenters are especially welcome.  For panel proposals please submit the panel title, abstracts, and contact information for all speakers and for the panel moderator.  Proposals are due by July 22, 2014.  Visit for details and updates.

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