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>From: Thomas Philbeck <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Science and Religion in Film (11/1/05; e-journal issue)
>CFP: Science and Religion in Film (InterCulture
>E-Journal 11/01/05)
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>InterCulture E-Journal
>http://interculture.fsu.edu
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>ISSN 1552-5910
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>For our Fall 2005 Issue, InterCulture is seeking
>essays that address the engagement of science and
>religion in film. 21st century culture is still
>dealing with the consequences of the Enlightenment
>project on multiple levels. One of these consequences
>is the conflict between science and religion. More
>recently, the ěwarfareî model has given way to newer
>perspectives that recognize alternating currents of
>influence between these disciplines; these latest
>perspectives attempt to define the engagement of
>science and religion, often describing a symbiotic
>relationship of growth and development. InterCulture
>wants to explore the matrices where these two
>cosmologies harmonize (as well as conflict) and what
>the impact of the emerging discourses mean to the
>modern public. Why? Because the engagement of science
>and religion surfaces as a central theme in many
>modern films, thus playing a central role in defining
>mass culture in the 20th and 21st centuries.
>
>No particular genre is central to our theme. In fact,
>just the opposite: the primary aim of the Fall Issue
>is to provide readers with a more encompassing view of
>the role that science plays in the understanding of
>religion and in religious discourse (and vice versa).
>Moreover, the engagement between science and religion
>is manifest in popular and independent films and in
>this way impacts the public (and cultural
>understanding) of their roles in society. Science
>fiction films are the obvious major genre for this
>study; however, there are dramas, mysteries, comedies,
>and action films that speak to this topic as well.
>
>Topics could include, but are not limited to the ways
>science and religion, in film, engage one another
>through:
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>Distopian/Utopian Visions
>Avenues for seeking Truth in Existence
>Evolutionary Psychology
>Sociobiology
>Darwinism/Eugenics
>Mathematics and God
>Theological-Technological conflict
>Cosmology and Philosophical religion
>Artificial Intelligence and Spiritual Machines
>
>Submitters may choose to develop the theme of
>engagement in an individual film or focus on a
>paradigmatic encounter between science and religion in
>certain groups of films or particular genres.
>
>InterCulture is an e-journal focused upon the
>interdisciplinary study of world cultures, the
>celebration and contemplation of cultural diversity,
>and exploration of the commonalities of the human
>condition.
>InterCulture exists to publish articles and media
>written from an interdisciplinary perspective, without
>any preference for a particular theoretical approach.
>Creative work, book, film and music reviews are
>accepted as well.
>
>InterCulture publishes material on a rolling basis;
>please allow 1-3 months for review. Articles should be
>submitted in MSWord or .RTF format and be between 3-6K
>words in length; book, film, and music reviews should
>be between 750-1250 words. Submissions are
>peer-reviewed.
>
>For creative work, video and images should be
>submitted in commonly utilized formats. (e.g., .SWF,
>MP3, AVI, Real Media, Windows Media, .JPG, .GIF, .WAV,
>etc.)
>All submissions should include "InterCulture" in the
>subject heading.
>
>Please send submissions via email to:
>
>Thomas Philbeck
>Managing Editor
>
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>
>Copyright Statement
>Authors retain intellectual property rights to their
>material and may re-publish it provided that
>InterCulture is acknowledged as the original place of
>publication. Material in InterCulture may be
>reproduced in whole or in part for non-profit use for
>the purposes of education research, library reference,
>or stored and/or distributed as a public service by
>any networked computer. Any commercial use of this
>journal in whole or in part by any means is strictly
>prohibited without written permission. Any use of this
>journal in whole or in part should include customary
>bibliographic citation, including author attribution,
>date, article title, and electronic retrieval
>instructions.
>

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