At the IGA, the following CFP was brought to my attention. It looks to be incredibly interesting:
‘Dolls, Robots, Automatons – The Artificial Body in Global Culture
International conference celebrating the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein.
3rd to 5th December, 2018, Institute of World Literature (Russian Academy of Sciences) and National Research Institute “The Higher School of Economics”
Working languages: Russian, English, German, French.
The aim of the conference is to explore the status of artificial body in global culture, both artistic and scientific, from antiquity to the present time.
Abstracts are accepted up to 25th October, from foreign contributors who need a visa – up to 25th September. You should send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organizing committee will decide which abstracts to accept no later than 1.11.2018.
Travel expenses and accommodation fee are paid by the participants. We will help them with visas.
The abstract can be in any of the working languages. You should also give the following information: your full name, affiliation, e-mail, the title of your paper. The abstract should be 250-300 words long. All of this should also be translated into English (if not originally written in this language)’.