Call for Contributor: ‘Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism’
The essays included in 'Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism' are theoretically informed by a range of thinkers from the continental and analytical traditions of philosophy and critical theory. The collection seeks to investigate and discuss the various questions raised by contemporary understandings of the animal/human interface, on the one hand, and the emergence of human/ post- or trans-human interface on the other. The volume deals with various ontological, ethical, aesthetic and socio-cultural debates which are grouped across four sections. The first section of the book explores human/animal boundaries and definitions, the second section focuses on representations of animality, the third section is concerned with human/animal encounters whilst the fourth section brings together essays that explore how the machine and the ‘inhuman’ intervene in our understanding of ‘the human animal’.
The editors of 'Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism'are currently soliciting one additional chapter contribution for Section II (‘Representing Animality’). The essays in this section explore human endeavours that seek to imagine what it means to be an animal from a range of perspectives. We are particularly interested in submissions that examine representations of animality in contemporary popular culture although proposals that deal with some other aspect of the representation of animality will be considered.
'Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism' will be published in 2011. Interested authors should note that the 6000 word chapter will be required by the end of October 2010. Please submit a 250 word abstract and an author biography to the Editors by June 28th 2010.
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