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Gothic Literary Studies is the University of Wales Press’s award-winning series dedicated to publishing ground-breaking scholarship on the Gothic genre. We are actively commissioning pioneering research which analyses the diverse and emerging trends in the Gothic.

Weiterlesen: Gothic Literary Studies

Deadline: 30 April 2018


Papers are sought for a special issue of Horror Studies devoted to Hispanic horror. The notion of Hispanic used here is generally a broad one that focuses in the first instance on horror texts and production in the Spanish language and emanating from Spain, Latin America or other Spanish-speaking communities. However, the penetration into other cultures of texts, materials, ideas and personnel from Spanish-speaking cultures and communities means that even such a broad definition as this can be seen as too limiting. Papers are therefore also welcome that consider texts and production internationally and transnationally (including primary texts that are in some other language than Spanish), with the caveat that such papers should demonstrate the nexus with Spanish-language culture in terms of ideas, influences, texts and/or people.

Weiterlesen: Special Issue of Horror Studies on Hispanic Horror

Deadline: June 1, 2018


An area of multiple panels for the 2018 Film & History Conference: Citizenship and Sociopathy in Film, Television, and New Media November 7-11, 2018

Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, Madison, WI (USA) Full details at:

Weiterlesen: Destroyer of Worlds: Citizenship and Sociopathy in Science Fiction Film, Television and New Media

Deadline: May 15th, 2018


Would extraterrestrial intelligence have language? If so, what can we say about the nature of such language prior to making contact, or before even knowing whether extraterrestrial intelligence exists? To explore these questions, chapter proposals are invited for an edited book titled

_Xenolinguistics: Toward a Science of Extraterrestrial Language_. This book builds upon the forthcoming _Extraterrestrial Intelligence:

Weiterlesen: Chapter Proposals for Xenolinguistics: Toward a Science of Extraterrestrial Language

Deadline: 15 July 2018


Student Conference, English Department, University of Freiburg, 19-20 October 2018

Identity formation operates through processes of exclusion by defining the self against an other. As Sencindiver et al argue: “[O]therness has been inseparable from human identity and affairs from time immemorial – the birth of subjectivity ineluctably implicates the birth of its concomitant and allegedly dark twin”. Alterity is a concept of ongoing relevance and describes “the quality of strangeness inherent in the other”. The relationship between self and other is based on hierarchical power structures that stem from an essentialist mind-set and serve as justifications of exclusionary practices such as imperialism, sexism and anthropocentrism. With the emergence of postmodern theory in the 1960s, the validity of these hierarchies has been continually called into question. Especially the deconstruction of the divide between high and popular culture led to a pluralisation of perspectives, giving a voice to those who had formerly been excluded and silenced.

Weiterlesen: Fantastic Beasts, Monstrous Cyborgs, Aliens and Other Spectres: Exploring Alterity in Fantasy and...

Deadline: 31 May 2018


Relational Forms IV

Literature and the Arts since the 1960s: Protest, Identity and the Imagination

15-17 November 2018

an international conference hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

University of Porto, Portugal


Confirmed keynote speakers:

Edna Longley | Manuel Portela | Martin Halliwell | Michael Longley


Weiterlesen: Literature and the Arts since the 1960s: Protest, Identity and the Imagination

Deadline: Friday the 29th of June 2018


One of the fundamental questions around which any mode of political thought must necessarily be structured is: “How should I act?”. We wish to use this conference to suggest “in order to make the world a better place” as an adjunct to this question; one which is both evoked and evaded by contemporary political thought. Through this suggestion we aim to relocate utopia from its popularly understood position as an imagined, perfect space which acts as an ultimate goal of political action and instead to situate it within this foundational question. We understand the relationship between act and utopianism not as that between blueprint and result or praxis and theory, but rather as an inextricable, many-directional connection where action is always coloured by its own utopian potential, while utopianism is unthinkable outside of the actions which create it.

Weiterlesen: Utopian Acts

Deadline: April 30, 2018


We invite you to submit articles for the volume 64 (2019) “Musik in der Science-Fiction / Music in Science fiction” of the yearbook “Lied und Populaere Kultur / Song and Popular Culture”. The yearbook is published by the Zentrum fuer Populaere Kultur und Musik (Freiburg University).

Weiterlesen: Musik in der Science-Fiction / Music in Science fiction

Deadline: May 15, 2018


Lucy Sargisson recently retired as Professor of Utopian Studies at the University of Nottingham, and we invite submissions in any of the areas in which she worked,

Weiterlesen: Utopianism, Feminism, Environmentalism and Political Thought