Man and Superman
8 Janvier 2012 , Rédigé par leblogducorps.over-blog.com
Man and Superman (Volume II): Human Enhancement in Film and Television
Due to great interest in our previous call for abstracts for Man and
Superman: Human Enhancement in Fiction, we have decided to open up the
call for abstracts to a second volume of Man and Superman that focuses
on enhancement in film and television. We have already received a
number of emails asking about the inclusion of film and thus we are
preparing to develop the volumes in tandem.
We humans have always dreamt of overcoming the limitations that nature
imposes on us, of acquiring abilities that go far beyond anything
currently possible, and of being so strong, clever, and superior that
we can achieve anything we want. We’ve also dreamed of even conquering
death. Modern technology, we imagine, will one day grant us everything
we have ever dreamt of: superhuman strength, unlimited knowledge and
understanding, hitherto unimaginable pleasures, and a life that will
extend indefinitely into an increasingly glorious posthuman future.
These dreams have been championed and critiqued in films since the
beginning of the moving picture era and especially in television
series from the 1970s to the present.
We are inviting contributions to a planned volume on “Human
Enhancement in Film and Television”, in which several publishers have
indicated an interest. Articles should engage a film or television
series that addresses some aspect of radical human enhancement. Titles
can be chosen from the following tentative list, but other suggestions
are welcome: Gattaca, Tron, Terminator, Wall-E, I Robot, A.I., Blade
Runner, The Matrix (series), eXistenZ, Surrogates, Splice,
Frankenstein, Batman: The Dark Night, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The
Stepford Wives, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind, The Bionic Man,
The Hulk, Star Trek (Film and TV), Dr. Who, Inception, Robocop, Sarah
Connor Cronicles and many more.
The editors Dr. Michael Hauskeller (Exeter) and Dr. Thomas Philbeck,
and Dr. Curtis Carbonell (New York Institute of Technology) are active
in the research of human enhancement, trans- and posthumanism.
Abstract Deadline of March 1st, 2012:
Please send an abstract of 200-400 words and a short bio to Dr. Curtis
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