[csaa-forum] CFP 4S Sydney Open Panel - "Post-Cyber Feminisms: Mutations in Australian Feminist Technoscience"

Thao Phan thaophan03 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 20:52:05 ACST 2018

*Apologies for cross-posting*

Call for Papers 4S Sydney - Open Panel #99

Post-Cyber Feminisms: Mutations in Australian Feminist Technoscience

Panel Convenors:
Emma Black, University of Queensland,  <http://goog_138455720/>
emmaa.bblack at gmail.com
Sally Olds, University of Melbourne, solds at student.unimelb.edu.au
Thao Phan, University of Melbourne, thaophan03 at gmail.com

Australia has a rich history of feminist critique and engagement with
science and technology. From the VNS Matrix’ Cyberfeminist Manifesto to
Laboria Cuboniks’ Xenofeminist Manifesto, Australian feminists have been at
the forefront of experimental and radical scholarship and practice. While
concepts from cyberfeminism and xenofeminism are now transnational, their
uniquely situated histories within genealogies of feminist technoscience
warrants further engagement. This open panel invites papers reflecting on
Australian feminist technoscience “post-cyber feminism.” What mutations
have occurred over time? By mutation, we refer to the transmission,
variation and corruption of ideas and approaches to “doing” feminist theory
and practice. Mutations call to attention changes in situated material
contexts, in this case, the specific material-semiotic assemblages of
time/place/people/events we call “Australia.”

The questions we seek to address include: What are the uniquely Australian
histories of feminist technoscience? How do these intersect with other
forms of Australian feminisms, such as Aboriginal, postcolonial, queer? How
can we think “xeno”-politics in a settler-colonising society? How do
seemingly disparate movements in contemporary art, fiction, philosophy, and
feminism draw on, respond to, and critically resist Australian
cyberfeminism, and how has Australian cyberfeminism mutated in response to
these? How have changing political, material, and technological conditions
altered the field of cyberfeminism, perhaps necessitating the expanded
taxonomy of what Helen Hester recently called “post-cyber feminism”? We
seek both traditional conference papers and contributions that loosen or
discard the conference paper format altogether: science-fiction,
performance art, poetry, philosophy, and all other mutations.

*Deadline: *Feb 1, 2018

*Submissions:* https://4s2018sydney.org/accepted-open-panels-4s/


4S Sydney 2018 - Call for Submissions

Closes February 1st 2018

We are excited to announce that 4sSydney (August 29th - September 1st 2018)
is now open for submissions:


On this website you will find information about submitting a closed panels
and single papers<https://4s2018sydney.org/panels_papers/>  a paper to an
open panel<https://4s2018sydney.org/accepted-open-panels-4s/>  a Making and
Doing<https://4s2018sydney.org/making_doing/> session; and an exciting new
addition to the 4S program, the STS Across Borders Exhibit<

Our theme<https://4s2018sydney.org/> – TRANSnational STS – encourages
presentations, panels, and other events that deepen and extend the
transnational character of the Society itself, while engaging issues
invoked by both the TRANS prefix (across, beyond, to change thoroughly),
and by the problematic and evolving status of ‘nations’ in processes of
global ordering.

Over one hundred open panels<https://4s2018sydney.or
g/accepted-open-panels-4s/> have been accepted from scholars on every
continent and covering every major STS theme. Please consider contributing
to what is certain to be a rich and diverse regional conference – by
submitting<https://4s2018sydney.org/call-for-papers-open-panels/>  by
adding to our collection of translations<https://4s2018syd
ney.org/translations/> of the conference (currently 18 languages) or by
contributing to the blog<https://4s2018sydney.org/blog/> highlighting our
two plenary themes, Indigenous STS and Querying STS Geneaologies.

Please share this call to your networks far and wide, email us<mailto:
4s2018Sydney at gmail.com> with any questions, and follow us on twitter<
https://twitter.com/4sSydney> or join our mailing list<
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Emma Kowal and Matt Kearnes, Program Chairs
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