Posthumanism, Biopower, and Modern and Contemporary War, NeMLA, April 7-11, 2011

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How have representations of war since the beginning the twentieth century engaged with ideas of biopower and posthumanism? Proposals might investigate representations of technology and embodiment in war, the tropes of modern war involving machines or animals (e.g. helicopters in Vietnam, dogs in torture scenarios), or how such cases affect theories of life and machinery. Proposals (300 words or fewer) addressing these issues in literature, film, and other relevant texts should be sent to Ryan Hediger, La Salle University, Please send questions to as well.