CALL FOR ARTICLES AND BOOK REVIEWS (For Fall 2013 Edition)
HTR is the interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal, published annually, of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA). Generally, HTR explores the interface between the humanities and technology. All disciplines are welcome. For the Fall 2014 edition (volume 33), we are open to article submissions and reviews of books on any of the following tracks:
HUMANISM, POSTHUMANISM, TRANSHUMANISM: Posthumanism is a disputed term. Some authors identify it with transhumanism (Francis Fukuyama). Others, leaning especially on Continental philosophers from Heidegger to Foucault to Deleuze, or biocentric movements related to Deep Ecology, view it as a quite contrary movement, one that radically relativizes the focus on the human subject and the role of human agency and human concerns (Cary Wolfe). Various humanists object to one or the other, or both, of these developments in some of the ways noted here. We especially encourage papers that examine the literature on posthumanism and transhumanism, and the humanist responses to these movements, or papers that examine the repercussions and possible applications of these forms of thought.
PHILOSOPHICAL, POLITICAL, AND ETHICAL DIMENSIONS: topics focused on how technology impacts the sense of being human; the environment; political participation and democratic governance; sustainability; power and global equality.
TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL LIFE: topics dealing with questions such as: does technology enable new/destroy old forms of social life; advance/hinder gender equality; raise/diminish standards of living and economic well-being; suggest/force human adaptations to technological environments?
REPRESENTATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: the manifold interactions of art and technology; aesthetic and artistic accounts of and reactions to the destruction of old/the creation of new technologies
TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION: topics focused on the broader interface between technology and pedagogy; technology, education, and the classroom
Manuscript Submissions Policy and Instructions
HTR is available both in print and electronic media and all work published in HTR will come under a Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives” license. [Authors should consult the Creative Commons website (www.creativecommons.org) for further information.] Manuscripts should follow The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). Articles should be approximately 6000 words; but this guideline is flexible. Book reviews should be 1500-2100 words in length and they should provide a substantive assessment, as well as a critical analysis, of the book’s theme. Reviews should be on books that have been published within two years of the journal volume in which they will appear. All submissions should be prepared for a blind review. Avoid ampersands. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum. Do not use any special formatting tools. Submissions should be sent by email as an MSWORD 2007 attachment to Darrell Arnold, Editor, HTR, Department of History, Philosophy, and Global Studies, St. Thomas University: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DEADLINE FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS IS April 15, 2013.