CFP : Cyborg in Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 
andreatorrano@yahoo.com.ar

CFP : Cyborg in Cinema

The online journal 'Jura Gentium Cinema' (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking articles (3,000-4,000 words) for a special issue on 'Cyborg in Cinema.'

What defines a cyborg is its hybrid condition: acombination of biological and technological components. The history of cinema has depicted cyborgs in many ways and in many genres (especially science fiction and horror), frequently mixing them (due to their constitutive ambiguity) with aliens, mutants, androids, clones, homunculi, robots and monsters. Contemporary reflection on these beings and their boundaries, and how we could all be cyborgs today, as suggested by biologist Donna Haraway in her “Cyborg Manifesto,” has found its way to the screen and opened up a debate that goes beyond science fiction and mainstream cinema. Cyborgs havebecome a metaphor for discussions of ethics, biopolitics,gender, migration, medicalization and digitalisation along with classic discussions on the opposition of nature andculture and the limits of man.

This dossier calls for papers that promote critical scholarship on the topic of cyborgs in cinema as well as short theoretical essays or polemical pieces addressing theissue.

Proposals may include, but are not limited to the following topics and areas:


Ontology of the cyborg: blurring the line between theorganic and the mechanic

The technical eye: cyborg perception

The science fiction’s cyborg and non-fictionalcyborg: the intervened body

The limits of the cyborg: aliens, mutants, clones,homunculi, robots, golems, and other monsters in relation to technology

Cyborg and society: inclusion and exclusion

The cyborg rebellion against its master’s will

Contributions are welcome in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Complete drafts should be sent by June 1st to:

Andrea Torrano : andreatorrano@yahoo.com.ar

and

Agustin Berti : aguberti@yahoo.com.ar

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ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
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