CFP: Posthumanism and Aesthetics

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Date(s): 31. October
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The Editors of Evental Aesthetics, an independent, double-blind peer-reviewed journal, seek submissions in two categories for our Winter 2015 issue. Deadline: 31 October, 2015.

1. Aesthetic Inquiries:  This section will be devoted to philosophical matters pertaining to any aesthetic practice or experience, including but not limited to art and everyday aesthetics.

2. Posthumanism and Aesthetics:  Suggested topics:

  • Aesthetics and extensions of the human self via virtual reality, biotechnology, or other means.
  • Aesthetics and the impacts of the Anthropocene.
  • Nonhuman creativity.
  • Aesthetic critiques of the concept of posthumanism.
  • Analyses of aesthetic projects and practices that may qualify as “posthuman.”
  • What a posthumanist aesthetic theory might look like, if such theories are possible.
  • Close readings of N. Katherine Hayles’ How We Became Posthuman and related works, focusing on the roles of aesthetic practices, experiences, and concepts therein.

We welcome articles (4,000-10,000 words), Collisions (1,000-2,500 words), and proposals for Collisions with academic books.  Please visit http://eventalaesthetics.net/for-authors/ for submission requirements.