Call for Contributions:
"Towards a Better Me: Self-Optimization in Modernist Culture"
Edited by Thorsten Carstensen (Indiana University) and Mattias Pirholt (Södertörns Högskola)
Deadline for submission: August 1, 2020
In his seminal essay “Technologies of the Self” (1988), Michel Foucault referred to strategies that “permit individuals to effect by their own means or with the help of others a certain number of operations on their own bodies and souls, thoughts, conduct, and way of being, so as to transform themselves in order to attain a certain state of happiness, purity, wisdom, perfection, or immortality.”