"Life, in Theory"

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European Society for the Study of Literature, Science, and the Arts
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info[at]litsciarts.eu; cristina.iuli@lett.unipmn.it

“Life, in Theory” refers to the ways in which the principle of life is assumed and articulated by highly specialized disciplinary knowledge, is entangled with media technologies, and is constantly resignified in relation to specific forms of power. Because the concept of life today does no longer provide sufficient ontological ground to distinguish among different forms of life and to guide ethical, political, legal, medical just actions, the conference aims at generating the context for a fruitful discussion on the ecological stakes of theorizing the bios across science, technology, literature, and the arts.

Plenary speakers at the conference are leading scholars in political philosophy, critical theory, epidemiology, stem cell genetics, media theory, literary and culture studies: Claire Colebrook, Roberto Esposito, Giuseppe Testa, Paolo Vineis, Cary Wolfe.

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Deadline for abstracts: January 31, 2014
Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2014

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american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
graduate_conferences
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond