Call for Papers The Era of Posthuman: The Definition and Expansion of the Future Humanities

deadline for submissions: 
April 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
The Institute of the Future Humanities, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
contact email: 

Call for Papers


The Definition and Expansion of the Future Humanities




Deadline for submissions: 

April 30, 2019


Full name / Name of organization: 

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


The Institute of the Future Humanities:

Department of English, Chung-Ang University:

Contact Email:


The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH) seeks essays that investigate how the humanities would deal with the future and the possible issues that could arise. Along with this, the journal also focuses on how to expand humanities and literature studies to improve our future community. JFH is a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal that collects and publishes various interdisciplinary work that focus on the study of the future in relation to the humanities.


In How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics, Katherine Hayles writes:

If my nightmare is a culture inhabited by posthumans who regard their bodies as fashion accessories rather than the ground of being, my dream is a version of the posthuman that embraces the possibilities of information technologies without being seduced by fantasies of unlimited power and disembodied immortality, that recognizes and celebrates finitude as a condition of human being, and that understands human life is embedded in a material world of great complexity, one on which we depend for our continued survival.


Just as Katherine Hayles says, we are facing and will face posthumans. In fact, to certain degree we are already posthumans. Then how do we “embrace the possibilities of information of technologies”? How do we celebrate this unlimited meaning of humans? How do we as literary scholars understand posthumans? By extension, how do we definite the future humanities in relation to posthumans?

With these questions in mind, JFH’s upcoming issue would like to examine: 1) How we should study literature and humanities in the era of artificial intelligence; 2) How we can expand and utilize the literature and humanities studies to cope with this transition and critical situation; and 3) How humanities and literature studies will look like. Addressing these diverse issues, this journal will help us not only prepare for the future, but also resolve the problems that we are facing today in our society.


Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:


-Artificial Intelligence, Artificial life

-Human and Posthuman Rights, Ethics

-Visual Studies/Cultural Studies

-Science Fiction and Fantasy Film 

-Monster studies, Cyborg, Robot

-Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Holography

-Future Humanities

-Utopian and Dystopian Works

-Literature and science, medicine, and technology

-Literature and bibliotherapy

-Literature and digital humanities

-Literature and STEAM

-Literature and Artificial Intelligence


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 by April 30, 2019.

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