UPDATE: Transgression/Transcendence in Cyberspace (7/15/05; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
LeRoy-Frazier, Jill
contact email: 


Women Writers: A Zine is seeking previously

unpublished essays and original works of fiction,

poetry, and hypertext for an upcoming special issue,

"Digital Eves: Transgression/ Transcendence in

Cyberspace." Women Writers: A Zine is a digital,

peer-reviewed publication that features creative work

by women writers as well as scholarship on any aspect

of women's writing, women's studies, and feminist

scholarship. See the journal's Website at

www.womenwriters.net for more information.

"Digital Eves" will explore cyberspace as a

contemporary arena for originary human sin: a

transgressive space in which, like the biblical Eve,

individuals for varying reasons seek to transcend

their ontological limits, be they physical, temporal,

intellectual, or creative. Submissions should engage

the central question "In what ways does or can

cyberspace function as an imaginative space in which

beings attempt to repeat Eve's original 'encounter

with the apple,' perhaps in the hope that computer

technology will help afford a success that biblical

mythology and tradition has not accorded her?"

Related questions might include:

How are these attempts at transcendence also a

conscious spiritual transgression, and of what sort?

With what perceived benefits and consequences?

How does striving for transcendence through cyberspace

mirror and extend earlier human attempts to reach out

at the divine through the construction of

transgressive spaces?

What role do AI (artificially intelligent agents) play

in this drama, and how do they complicate human


Approaches could include but are not limited to

treatments of virtual reality, online identity and

presence, feminist theories of gender and the body,

speculative/science fiction, Artificial Intelligence,

human consciousness, cyberspace as contemporary

carnival, and/or the search for immortality. Creative

and interdisciplinary pieces are welcome and


Send complete piece and CV/brief bio via email by July 15, 2005,

to guesteditor06_at_womenwriters.net . If

selected, final revisions should be ready for

publication by September 30, 2005. All submissions will be

acknowledged. Those not selected will be deleted from our files.

Contributors' guidelines:

Guest Editors for this issue are Jill LeRoy-Frazier,

David E. Frazier, Heather Hoover, and Jason Payton.

Contributions should be submitted to the Guest Editors

in digital format at the email address listed above.

Text-based contributions should be saved as Microsoft

Word documents (.doc or .rtf), Word Perfect documents

(.wpd) or web documents (.html). Images should be

saved as jpegs (.jpg) or gifs (.gif). We do not accept

submissions as ZIP files. For information about

submitting material in media formats not listed above,

contact Kim Wells, General Editor, at

kimwells_at_womenwriters.net. For scholarly articles,

please consult The MLA Manual of Style for proper

manuscript form. All manuscripts or correspondence

regarding the submission of manuscripts will be

directed to the Guest Editors. See

www.womenwriters.net/contribute.htm for further

submission guidelines.

Jill LeRoy-Frazier, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English and Humanities

Milligan College

P.O. Box 500

Milligan College, TN 37682

(423) 461-8790


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