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November 03, 2005

CFP - American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting: The Human and its Others

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting: The Human and its Others
Princeton University, March 23-26, 2006

Seminar: "The Body in the Digital"

The digital is perhaps the defining "other" of the human body in the late 20th century. Papers and/or performances are invited that seek to investigate the informatic relationship between the animal and the machine, as Norbert Wiener put it in the subtitle of his Cybernetics. The relation of the carnal to the mathematical, or physical to digital, is a pressing contemporary concern for artists, theorists and writers. Therefore this question will be framed as broadly as possible, in historical terms, inviting scholars specializing in all periods and areas up to the present, from the Baroque, the 19th Century and the early 20th to to the present. This seminar will consider the relation of physicality and digitality, with a cast of
conceptual personae that include thinking machines, automata, robots, cyborgs, posthumans, and other hybrid monsters.

Topics may include (in no particular order):
Transcendence (e.g., overcoming the body through technology, "downloading" the mind)
Dualisms (of mind/body, software/hardware, human/machine, etc.)
Media and the human body
Histories of computing
Thinking machines
Norbert Wiener and his contemporaries
Actor-Network Theory (Latour et al.)
Philosophies of the interface
Digital practices
Performing the body online (e.g., blogging, chat, webcams)
The physicality of the Internet
Digital desire
The faces of digital technology
Death and the digital

This seminar is organized in collaboration with the journal Issues in Contemporary Culture and Aesthetics.

Papers should be 15-20 minutes in length. Deadline for submissions is 30 November. Please submit abstracts of 250 words online at:

Feel free to address any questions or suggestions to the seminar organizer, Gauti Sigthorsson ([email protected]). All abstracts must be submitted via the ACLA website.

For more information on the conference, its location and format, please see:

Posted by prolurkr at November 3, 2005 04:09 PM

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