Call for Papers: Investigating the Future Territories: Utopia, Dystopia, and Others

deadline for submissions: 
October 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
The Institute of the Future Humanities, Chung-Ang University, South Korea

Call for Papers: Investigating the Future Territories: Utopia, Dystopia, and Others

 

 

Deadline for submissions: 

October 30, 2018

 

Full name / Name of organization: 

The Institute of the Future Humanities, Chung-Ang University, South Korea

 

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: jfh.cauenglish@cau.ac.kr

 

 

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 of interest include, but are not restricted to:

 

-Utopian/Dystopian studies

-Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narratives

-Science fiction

-Posthumanism, Transhumanism

-Artificial Intelligence, Artificial life

-Posthuman Rights, Animal Rights, Ethics

-Visual Studies

-Science Fiction and Fantasy Film 

-Monster studies, Cyborg, Robot

-Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality

-Urban Studies

-Cultural Studies

 

We welcome interdisciplinary approaches, ranging across literary and cultural studies, digital studies, media studies, internet studies, as well as other disciplines in the humanities. If you are interested in contributing to this journal, please follow the submission guidelines and send your manuscript with a short bio-note to jfh.cauenglish@cau.ac.kr by October 30, 2018.

Submission Guidelines:
1. Manuscripts should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file, in double-spaced 12pt font. While our page length requirement is flexible, we prefer manuscripts of between 5,000 and 8,000 words. 

2. Manuscripts should include an abstract of 150 words with five keywords.

3. Manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style for format, citations, and references. Please note that accepted manuscripts for publication may be subject to change without notice for minor stylistic editing.

4. Manuscripts should contain footnotes rather than endnotes, and they should be placed at the bottom of each page. 
5. Manuscripts must be original and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

 

Queries are welcome! Please send all questions to jfh.cauenglish@cau.ac.kr.