The Gendered Cyborg Reconfigured: Technology, Body & Gender..
Type of Posting
The Gendered Cyborg
Reconfigured: Technology, Body and Gender in Contemporary Science Fiction
Kadir Has University
This panel aims to
address the issues of gender, body and technology in science fiction cinema.
Applicants can study both American sci-fi cinema as well as from around the
world. Recent films like Splice (Vincenzo Natali, 2010) and Children of Men
(Alfonso Cuaron, 2006) as well as some classics like Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
and Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982) deal with issues and questions about how
women's body, reproductivity, motherhood, sex roles, and technological
transformation of the female cyborg are once again in focus in contemporary
sci-fi cinema. Abstracts should be approximately 300 words in length, and
accompanied by a brief bibliography (five items maximum) and a short biography
of the author. Please email your abstract as a .doc or .pdf file to Murat Akser
(email@example.com) by August 5. All
will be notified as to the status of their proposal by August 15, 2011.