The Monstrous, the Marginalized, and Transgressive Forms of "Humanity", Graduate Conf, 5-6 April 2013; Deadline: 15 Jan 2013

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Religion Graduate Organization at Syracuse Univeristy
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Monsters, angels, demons, vampires and cyborgs challenge conventional notions of humanity. The lived experience of many humans also pushes against these norms. Through the investigation of trangressive being(s), this conference will explore what it means to be "human."

We welcome panel and individual paper proposals on topics relating to the boundaries of humanness including, but not limited to discussions of Avatars, Angels, Demons, Cyborgs, Superheroes, Vampires, and Post-human Bodies. We also welcome papers which address Abilities/disabilities, Madness, Genius and Mental Illness, Animality, Hybridity, Race, Gender, Religion and Sexuality.

Please submit paper proposals of 350 words or less to Wendy DeBoer (wdeboer[@]syr[.]edu) by January 15th 2013. Please also include name, institutional affiliation and program of study with your proposal. Acceptances will be communicated by February 15th 2013.