"Posthumanisms and Animality"

full name / name of organization: 
ASLE Biennial Conference: "Species, Space and the Imagination of the Global."
contact email: 
federh@ecu.edu

Call for Papers on "Posthumanisms and Animality" for the Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference: "Species, Space and the Imagination of the Global." Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, June 22-26, 2011.

Please send a 300-word abstract for an 8 minute presentation in a "paper jam" style panel session (six or seven papers in total) and a one-page cv to Helena Feder (federh@ecu.edu) and Sarah McFarland (mcfarlands@nsula.edu) by November 1.

Papers on the following topics are particularly welcome:

Idea/problems of posthumanism(s) in an age of technocorporate culture

Posthumanism at work with particular animal kin or kind

Human animality and violence

Posthumanism(s) that intersect with the conference theme: questions of humans' relation to nonhuman species, both plant and animal, OR intersections between work on nonhuman species in disciplines such as biology, anthropology, philosophy, neuroscience, literature, and art.

cfp categories: 
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
interdisciplinary
science_and_culture
theory