"Posthumanisms and Animality"

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ASLE Biennial Conference: "Species, Space and the Imagination of the Global."
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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.