‘The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism from experiencing affective states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. Consequently, the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Nonhuman animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, also possess these neurological substrates.’

excerpted from The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness


ON CONSCIOUSNESS: CALL FOR WORK

 

The Centre for Alterity Studies is looking for creative practitioners working with texts to create responses to the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, from which the above quote is an excerpt. We are looking for:

Found / Cut-up / Assemblage poems
Erasure / Blackout poems
Remix / Generative texts

The Centre for Alterity Studies is looking for essayists, writers and academics to write a response to the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness.


Guidelines for text works


1. All work must be based solely on the text of the Declaration.

2. In the first instance, all work should be formatted in 12pt Times New Roman, and submitted as a PDF to:

alteritystudies [at] gmail [dot] com

3. For those working with Erasure / Blackout methods, we are only interested in the resulting text, not its original visual formatting as contained within the Declaration PDF. Please therefore reformat your text as detailed in (2) above.

4. The full text of the Declaration can be downloaded in PDF form here:

http://fcmconference.org/

5. The deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2018.

5. All accepted work will be published in a special edition of ALTERITY. Each writer will receive two complimentary copies of the journal.

Guidelines for essays


1. All work should be between 500 and 2,000 words. Please contact us first to propose a longer piece.

2. In the first instance, all work should be formatted in 12pt Times New Roman, and submitted as a Word document to:

alteritystudies [at] gmail [dot] com

3. If you intend to include copyrighted quoted material in your essay, please familiarise yourself with the UK framework of 'fair usage' - particularly the section on fair use for quotation, critique or review.

4. The full text of the Declaration can be downloaded in PDF form here:

http://fcmconference.org/

5. The deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2018.

6. All accepted work will be published in a special edition of ALTERITY. Each writer will receive two complimentary copies of the journal.