Subject to Change: Nature, Text, and the Limits of the Human
Conference Date: March 22-24, 2013
Abstract Deadline: November 30, 2012
We invite you to join us as we explore the ontological, environmental, ethical, and aesthetic implications of living in a world in which the primacy of the human has been called into question.
What does it mean to read an object if we, too, are objects? Do inanimate subjects have a claim to the agency that humans have usually taken to be theirs alone? How are artists and scholars supposed to see into the life of things: the animal, the synthetic, the digital, the inert, the abject? How do we read after nature in a world of things?
Keynote Speech by Timothy Morton