CFP: Posthumanous: A Special Edition of Reconstruction (3/1/04; journal issue)

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Christopher Smith


Post•hu•man•ous: A Special Edition of Reconstruction (4.3, 2004)

Guest Editors: C. Jason Smith, Ximena Gallardo C., and Geoff Klock.

Post•hu•man•ous, adj. From the combination of “posthumous” and “posthuman”; 1. Occurring or continuing after the death of the human: a posthumanous writing. 2. Published after the death of the Author: a posthumanous book. 3. Born after the death of the patriarchy: a posthumanous child. 4. Any activity which presumes the fatal limitation of the rational-humanist subject: a posthumanous subject.

The guest editors for Reconstruction 4.3 invite submissions on any aspect of the posthuman. Essays, cultural criticism, theory, book and media reviews, interviews, and creative works will be considered for this special edition.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture is an innovative culture studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. The website, Reconstruction: An Interdisciplinary Culture Studies Community is meant to include both the journal (and those things published through it), as well as the other projects that are carried on by the contributors and editorial board. Reconstruction, the journal, is published quarterly, in the third week of January, April, July, October. Submissions must be received one month prior to the publication date for consideration; Reconstruction, the website, should be in constant flux, depending upon the activities of contributors to change it.

Deadline for Submissions, 1 March 2004. Review of queries, proposals, and papers begins immediately.

Contact: Please send all proposals, submissions, and queries via email to all three co-editors.

C. Jason Smith

Ximena Gallardo C.

Geoff Klock

Ximena Gallardo C. and C. Jason Smith are the authors of Alien Woman: Ripley as Cinematic Icon (forthcoming in March 2004 from Continuum Publishers) and the area chairs for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area of the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (see related CFP below).

Geoff Klock is the author of How to Read Superhero Comics and Why (2002, Continuum).

Related Information .

Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area

Special Topic: Posthuman Science Fiction and Fantasy

2004 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

25th Annual Conference, held in conjunction with the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas

April 7-10, 2004.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals for several session on representations of the Posthuman in literature and film. Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants, to both and

All papers presented at the conference will be considered for a special edition of the online journal Reconstruction ( For more information, see below.

Deadline for proposal submissions: November 15, 2003.

The 2004 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, at the beautiful San Antonio Marriott River Center Hotel, on the Riverwalk. Join us this year, as a returning or first-time participant, as we celebrate a quarter-century of this regional popular culture conference. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at

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