The next annual conference of the SLSAeu, the European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, will take place in my hometown Basel from 20-24 June 2017. Further information can be found here: www.empathies2017.com
St. Maurice (Valais, Switzerland), 4-6 June 2015
APPROACHING POSTHUMANISM AND THE POSTHUMAN (Facebook page with CfP and contact details)
Conference and Doctoral Workshop
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington University
Stefan Herbrechter, Coventry University
Margrit Shildrick, Linköping University
Cary Wolfe, Rice University
Posthumanism continues to spark debates as to how it is and should be defined, particularly in relation to humanism. One might ask whether the posthuman is merely an imaginative, literary, and/or theoretical figure or if we are already posthuman. Is posthumanism simply “after the human” or does it speak to a being beyond, above, within, encompassing, and surpassing what we currently know as “the human”? Moreover, even if we recognize that posthumanism is inextricably bound to and wound up in humanist discourse, does the posthuman figure effectively open up alternative perspectives and positions from which to question, to destabilize, and to decenter the human?
Submissions: closed (sorry!) but you are very welcome to attend the conference anyway.
Organisators: Deborah Madsen, Manuela Rossini, Kimberly Frohreich, and Bryn Skibo-Birney