posted by user: ilhadodesterro || 1206 views || tracked by 2 users: [display]

Posthumanism 2017 : Call for Papers - Ilha do Desterro´s Thematic Issue: Posthumanism


When N/A
Where N/A
Submission Deadline Nov 15, 2016
Categories    comparative studies   cultural studies   film studies   posthumanism

Call For Papers

Call for Papers - Ilha do Desterro´s Thematic Issue: Posthumanism
Posthuman and posthumanism are terms that have emerged as a response to the current economic, political, cultural, and ecological crises affecting us all; crises whose currency has been recognized by anti-oppressive social movements well in advance of their global acknowledgement by mainstream institutions. They also point to the crisis of the notion of ‘the human’ as an autonomous and rational being, as well as to the consequences of human actions on our planet. In fact, the decentering of the human subject has been a central theme in the works of authors such as Derrida, Haraway, Latour, Butler, Wolfe, and Braidotti. To what extent does the posthuman figure – and closely related figures like the cyborg or companion species – open up alternative perspectives and positions from which to question, destabilize, and decenter the human, including modern binary categories such as human/nonhuman and nature/culture? How has the posthuman perspective confused the distinctions between human and animal, human and machine, organic and inorganic realms? In what ways does a posthuman perspective displace traditional disciplinary borders in favor of interdisciplinary approaches that involve literary and cultural studies, media studies, animal studies, among others? Does the posthuman perspective facilitate or inhibit decoloniality. How has the posthuman/nonhuman inhabited cultural imaginaries and been represented in contemporary culture – literature, film and television, comic books, video games, social media – and theoretical essays?

For this issue of the Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies we welcome papers that explore the above questions from multiple theoretical frameworks such as feminism, gender studies, queer theory, race theory, disability studies, postcolonial studies, and deconstruction. Paper topics can address (but are not limited to) any of the areas and themes listed below:

Posthumanism (as theorised by Rosi Braidotti)

Posthuman(ist) feminism

Posthuman(ist) subjectivities

Posthuman futures

Posthumanist discourse and gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity and/or class.

Postcolonial posthumanism

Posthumanist discourse and/or figures in literature

Posthumanism and the Gothic (then and now)

Posthumanism and fantasy, science fiction and/or speculative fiction

Posthuman figures in film, television, comic books and graphic novels

Posthumanism and critical animal studies

Posthuman politics and ethics

Embodying posthumanism or the posthuman body

Ilha do Desterro´s Thematic Issue: Posthumanism

Invited Editors: Claudia de Lima Costa (UFSC), Ildney Cavalcanti (UFAL), Joan Haran (Cardiff University)

Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2175-8026, is a highly qualified open access peer reviewed journal that is published by UFSC (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – Florianópolis – Brazil). It is indexed by SCOPUS, SciElo, MLA, Ebsco, among other important data bases.

Deadline for submission: 15/November/2016

Publication date: May-August, Vol. 70, N.2, 2017.

Manuscripts in English should follow MLA style or ABNT, if in Portuguese. For more information, see


Revista Ilha do Desterro

Related Resources

EJA - 2 2017   European Journal of Arts
DSHCM 2017   First Call for Papers - The 1st International Workshop on Data Science for Human Capital Management (collocated with IEEE ICDM'17)
UHDL 2017   Research and Education in Urban History in the Age of Digital Libraries
GEE Call Competition 2017   Call for papers on the Portuguese Economy - Competition
SHARE 2017   The 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities & Human Rights Education
TDM Judicial Measures ITA 2017   TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Judicial Measures and Investment Treaty Law
COSGA 2017   The 3rd International Conference on the Social Sciences, Sociology and Globalization in Asia
Hamsa 2017   Call for papers Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies, nº 4 (2017)
GEE Call Competitiveness 2017   Call for papers on the Portuguese Economy - Competitiveness
IVC: 28   InVisible Culture Jorunal: Issue 28, Contending with Crisis