2018 Future Humanities International Conference Investigating Future Territories: Utopias, Dystopias, and Heterotopias

deadline for submissions: 
October 20, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
The Institute of the Future Humanities (November 10, Department of English, Chung-Ang University, South Korea)
contact email: 

2018 Future Humanities International Conference

 

Investigating Future Territories: Utopias, Dystopias, and Heterotopias

 

 

Deadline for submissions: 

October 20, 2018

 

Full name / Name of organization: 

The Institute of the Future Humanities (November 10, Department of English, Chung-Ang University, South Korea)

 

Conference Date: November 10

 

The Institute of the Future Humanities: www.ifh.or.kr

Department of English, Chung-Ang University: http://caueng.net/_eng/main/main.php

 

Contact Email: ifh.conference@gmail.com

 

 

From ancient times to the present, humans have imagined the future in various forms. While some hope to create an ideal future world by critiquing present systems, others anticipate a dark and bleak world because these systems must inevitably break down or arrive at their logical conclusions. Still others imagine territories that have so many layers that could not be fixed at all, such as Foucault’s concept of ‘heterotopia.’ From global refugees to military drones, from post-apocalyptic narratives to the Anthropocene era, the world has always had unforeseen phenomena that blossom into a future. The future can be surprising, as the unimaginable seems to be flourishing day after day. Now is the right time for humans to discuss the diverse aspects of the future, both real and unreal. The 2018 IFH (Institute of Future Humanities) International Conference invites scholars of all fields to submit papers and proposals on the theme, “Investigating Future Territories: Utopias, Dystopias, and Heterotopias.”

 

Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following subjects:

 

  1. Utopian/Dystopian studies
  2. Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narratives
  3. Science fiction
  4. Posthumanism, transhumanism
  5. Artificial intelligence, artificial life
  6. Posthuman rights, animal rights, ethics
  7. Visual studies
  8. Science fiction and fantasy film 
  9. Monster studies, cyborg, robot
  10. Virtual reality, augmented reality
  11. Urban studies
  12. Cultural studies

 

If you are interested in presenting, please send an abstract of 300-500 words and a short bio-note to ifh.conference@gmail.com by October 1, 2018. If accepted, a1,000-1,500 word presentation paper should arrive no later than October 31, 2018.

 

Queries are welcome! Please send all questions to ifh.conference@gmail.com