Appels à contributions fin 2021 (in english)

Deux appels à contributions cet automne, qui sans faire particulièrement d’appels du pied aux recherches menées en français, pourraient tout à fait accueillir des communications/articles tirés de certaines.

La revue Ephemera (que j’associe aux critical management studies) et le séminaire AlterEcos proposent ensemble un appel à communications sur “Organizing for apocalypse” à Copenhague en décembre prochain.

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Thèmes:

  • “The political character of apocalyptic organizing
  • Prepping and other forms of apocalyptic organizing as activism, protest movement, or social movement
  • The collective and individual components of organized/organizing disaster
  • The implications of organizing for dystopic futures
  • Prepping as a Western phenomenon
  • The role of digital media for organizing dystopian imaginaries
  • The affective and/or material dimensions of immanent disaster
  • The mainstreaming of prepping through traditional and social media
  • Feminist perspectives on the end of the world
  • Fundamental norms and values inherent to the prepper identity/apocalyptic communities”

Extrait du court texte de l’appel: “…prepping should no longer be considered a fringe phenomenon enacted solely by geeks and lunatics, but a mainstream activity for ‘serious and rational’ people (Saragosa, 2020). As such, it seems fair to conclude that people are increasingly organizing for apocalypse”.

Deadline le 24 octobre 2021.

Le Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) de Heidelberg lance Apocalyptica, une revue en ligne, avec un appel assez large “Thinking with the End(s) of Worlds“, plutôt orienté “humanities” que sciences sociales.

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Picture from CAPAS website.

Thèmes:

  • “Anthropogenic climate change 
  • Nationalism and colonialism
  • Race, gender and sexuality
  • Social and ecological in/justice 
  • Apocalyptic temporalities (decentered futurisms, empirical histories, alternative memories)
  • Ghosts and haunting
  • Collective political imaginaries and resistance movements
  • Embodied experiences (viscerality, affect, sensibility, survival)
  • Dystopia and utopia
  • Cultural imaginaries, narratives, and practices (film, TV, literature, music, comics, video games, art, theatre, photography)
  • Animal studies and ecocriticism
  • Architecture and landscape (including social relations to the environment)
  • White supremacy and right-wing politics
  • Algorithmic governance (digital cultures, social media, surveillance) 
  • Securitization and nuclear warfare
  • Border politics and global mobilities
  • Pandemics and epidemics
  • Epistemologies of the apocalypse (philosophy, theology, anthropology)
  • Conceptualizing the ‘end’ of ‘worlds’ (scope, universality, and plurality).

We are seeking submissions that actively explore the apocalypse as a forceful figure of thought in order to grapple with the historical experiences, present confrontations, and future possibilities of (up)ending worlds.

Article length: 8,000-9,000 words

Deadline: 15 November 2021 

Contact: publications@capas.uni-heidelberg.de

L’existence d’une version vidéo de l’AAA dit quelque chose des moyens matériels et des orientations disciplinaires du Centre.

Ci-dessous, le § de présentation du projet scientifique du CAPAS: “How do we conceptualise the end of the world? What of the many worlds that have already ended? As anthropogenic climate change, increasingly polarized politics, and the COVID-19 pandemic anticipate the end of worlds, the idea of the apocalypse is gaining traction in popular and scholarly discourses. Apocalyptic imaginaries saturate artistic practices, media-narratives, political debates, socio-economic discourses and speculative imaginations. Simultaneously, apocalypses and their imagined aftermaths produce emancipatory and creative potentials that engage the possibility of plural worlds, embodied futurities, and non-linear temporalities“.