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>From: Jill LeRoy-Frazier <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Trangression/Transcendence in Cyberspace (5/1/05; journal issue)
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
>
>Women Writers: A Zine is seeking previously
>unpublished essays and original works of fiction,
>poetry, and hypertext for an upcoming special issue,
>žDigital Eves: Transgression/ Transcendence in
>Cyberspace.Ó 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.
>
>žDigital EvesÓ 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 žIn 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?Ó
>
>Related questions might include
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>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
>aspirations?
>
>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
>encouraged.
>
>Send complete piece and CV/brief bio via email by May
>1, 2005, to [log in to unmask] . If
>selected, final revisions should be ready for
>publication by July 15, 2005. Submissions not selected
>will be deleted from our files.
>
>ContributorsŪ 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
>[log in to unmask] 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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