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November 03, 2005

CFP - Cyborgs Old and New

Call for papers for a panel at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Convention.

March 23-26, 2006 at Princeton University.

Cyborgs Old and New

Panel organizers: Stefani Engelstein ([email protected]) and Carsten Strathausen ([email protected])

This panel will consider the concept of the cyborg not merely as the actual augmentation of the body with machinery, but rather as an acknowledgement that the organic is inherently mechanical. Today it is impossible to separate technology from biology, as new interventions in the body take the form of cloning and chimerical hybrids of human and animal genetic material. This development seems to signal a new victory over our natural limitations as we strive to become what Freud called a "prosthetic god," following the path toward a technological utopia already manifest in Robert Hooke's seventeenth century paean to the microscope. Every technology, however, functions through a tacit acceptance of our integration into nature, blending the human, the mechanical, and the animal. This constellation is not original to the present, but recurs at times that coincide with a crisis in our definition of the human. It is no accident that La Mettrie theorized the human as a machine at the same moment that Linnaeus created a classification system that made humans full members of the primate order in the animal kingdom.

We seek original papers that examine the current crisis of what it means to be human without losing sight of the past. Is the "cyborg" still a useful term or has it become so ubiquitous today as to have lost its "proper" (i.e. hybrid) meaning? Are terms like the "post-human" (K. Hayles) or the "symbiont" (G. Longo) any better?

Please submit 250-word abstracts online before November 30, 2005 at the following link:

The conference is organized primarily into seminars (or "streams"), which consist either of twelve papers, if they meet on all three days of the conference, or eight to nine papers, if they meet on two days. Papers should be 15-20 minutes long-no longer-to allow time for discussion.

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Posted by prolurkr at November 3, 2005 06:12 PM

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