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

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, Annual Convention
contact email: 
hedigerr@lasalle.edu

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, hedigerr@lasalle.edu. Please send questions to hedigerr@lasalle.edu as well.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
science_and_culture