November in Interdisciplinary Life

Welcome to the November edition of the Progressive Connexions Interdisciplinary Life newsletter!


Calls for Papers

In May 2022, we are finally reconvening for in-person conferences, in beautiful Prague, Czech Republic! If you’ve been hesitating to come to a conference since the pandemic, this is the perfect opportunity — our small groups and caring team will make sure you feel safe and at home. If you have any questions about restrictions or the projected impact of the COVID situation on our events, please feel free to reach out to Rob ( or Lorraine ( 


Our May 2022 events are taking place across four days, which means that if there are two events you want to go to, you can make it to both of them! 


But hurry — abstracts are due in just one week, on November 26th!


On May 6-7th: 

Fans and Fandom (email

Madness and the Asylum (email

The Many Faces of Shame (email

Whistleblowing (email

Evil and Sexuality (email

Visiting the Shadows: Dark Tourism and its Discontents (email and/or


On May 8th-9th:

Experiencing Prison (email

Witches and Witchcraft (email

Global Horror (email

Spirituality and Culture (email

Bad Taste (email

Street Art (email


Can’t pick just one? You can get a 50% discount on a May 8th-9th event if you come to a May 6th-7th one!


From the World of Publications

A new book is available from our Emerald Interdisciplinary Connexions series! Kink and Everyday Life, ed. Teresa Cutler-Broyles and Kylo-Patrick Hart, is an interdisciplinary exploration of kink, BDSM, and non-normative sexualities, including perspectives from college campuses, to post-Communist Czech Republic, to Victorian England. 


Upcoming from Emerald Interdisciplinary Connexions are two more books — Women and the Abuse of Power, ed. Helen Gavin, and Re-Imagining Spaces and Places, ed. Stefano Rozzoni, Teresa Cutler-Broyles, and Bietske Boonstra. Get excited!


We want YOU! 

Have you done something exciting with a project you brought to a Progressive Connexions conference? Brought it to another conference? Expanded it into a publication, lecture, or new project? Want to have it featured in the newsletter? Email  so she can share it with our network!


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Progressive Connexions is a non-profit, volunteer-run network. As the pandemic has made it impossible for us to host in-person events, we have been sustaining without income for most of the past two years. If you would like to support the work we do at Progressive Connexions, you can donate to us via PayPal. Every little bit helps! 


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