Call for abstracts: Queer Death Studies Reader. Edited by Nina Lykke, Marietta Radomska and Tara Mehrabi

The field of Queer Death Studies The planned reader will gather a wide range of contributions to the field of Queer Death Studies (QDS). This is an emerging, transdisciplinary field of study which takes research on death, dying, and mourning in new directions, inspired by feminist, posthumanist, decolonial, anti-racist, queer, trans, body- and affect-theoretical scholarship, …

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Call for Chapters for Edited Book – Death and Dying at the Margins: Material-Discursive Perspectives on Death and Dying (tentative title)

Call for Chapters for Edited Book – Death and Dying at the Margins: Material-Discursive Perspectives on Death and Dying (tentative title)

Queer Death Studies Network

When: Abstracts due February 26, 2021; completed drafts due August 27, 2021.

Where: Contact Jesse Peterson <jesse.peterson@slu.se> or Natashe Lemos Dekker <n.lemos.dekker@fsw.leidenuniv.nl> or Phil Olson <prolson@vt.edu>

Invitation

The third and final plate of mushroom risotto arrived. I was seated with Natashe and Philip, the night before we were to convene and discuss papers that explored the material-discursive aspects of death and dying. It seemed fitting, as the mushroom almost cloyed my tastebuds, that each of us would settle on fungus, often a symbol for decay, dissolution, and putrefaction. Fruiting harbingers that, by confronting their observers with the transformation of death back into life, challenge the definitions of the living, dying, alive, dead, not-alive, undead, and more. Reflecting on this moment, I can say that it was this very challenge that brought us together, the question of how materialities, practices, and stories help to organize the ambivalences in human determinations of…

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Environmental Racism is Garbage! Symposium – Call for Submissions, deadline 30 Nov, 2020

Submission Deadline:  30 November 2020   Symposium: 27-29 May 2021   The aim of this interactive virtual research-creation and art symposium is to bear modest witness to waste as a symptom of environmental racism. At least one billion people live in over a quarter of a million slums worldwide, often with no formal waste or …

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Call for contributions: New Materialist Informatics – 11th International New Materialisms Conference

23-25 March 2021 University of Kassel, Germany Deadline for Submission: October 15, 2020 http://www.uni-kassel.de/go/NMI2021 This 11th new materialist conference invites participants to investigate the possible intersections between, and beyond, new materialism and informatics. How can new materialism and informatics be brought together in ways that help build liveable and sustainable techno-lifeworlds? What new perspectives with …

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New CFP: POSTHUMANIST PERSPECTIVES ON SPACE AND SPATIALITY IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS

Deadline: 30 Sep, 2020. A thematic issue of Pasavento. Review of Hispanic Studies invites to a reflection on space and spatiality in contemporary Latin American cultural expressions from a posthumanist perspective. The issue aims to gather contributions that interrogate space and spatiality in works produced at the end of the 20th century and at the …

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Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency. This 2020 ASLE Virtual Conference has extended the deadline for submissions to April 8, 2020

Note from the organizers, please share widely: When we began talking about organizing a nearly carbon-neutral (NCN) symposium on how the humanities can be rethought and repurposed in an age of rapidly worsening ecosocial crises, we had no idea that a full-blown global medical emergency was just over the horizon. The past several weeks have …

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Reclaiming Futures – Gender Studies Conference 2020 Tampere University, 12-13 November 2020

Call for panels and papers closes on 31 March 2020 Prof. Cecilia Åsberg, founder and director of The Posthumanities Hub is one of the keynote speakers in this conference that explores futures as matters of intense politics, imaginings and debates from feminist and intersectional perspectives. The range of livable futures is being shaped dramatically, and …

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CALLS! (papers, articles, courses, etc.)

New scholarly journal to explore - We are delighted to point your attention to the new journal Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research, a scientific, open and peer reviewed journal published twice a year in Spanish and English from Universitat de Barcelona. First issue will be out in December 2019, and the journal welcomes submissions …

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The First International Queer Death Studies Conference: CfP deadline 30 June!

The First International Queer Death Studies Conference: “Death Matters, Queer(ing) Mourning, Attuning to Transitionings” 4-5 NOVEMBER 2019, KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN ORGANISERS: Queer Death Studies Network Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University Tema Genus, Linköping University [for CfP - see below. Deadline for abstracts: 30 June] Official conference website: https://www.kau.se/en/centre-gender-studies/date/first-international-queer-death-studies-conference-death-matters In the context of the current …

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