Aging and the Posthuman (26 March deadline; MLA '15)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association Age Studies Discussion Group
contact email: 
cport@coastal.edu; jboyle@coastal.edu

In a scholarly context that is increasingly turning to the posthuman, the transhuman, and the virtual, explorations of the embodied experience of age and its cultural resonances offer crucial insights into the uniquely human awareness of the experience of living through time. For a guaranteed panel sponsored by the Modern Language Association's Age Studies Discussion Group at the 2015 MLA Convention in Vancouver (8-11 January 2015), we invite abstracts for papers considering age, aging, or old age in the context of the posthuman or the transhuman. Please submit a 250-word abstract along with a brief biography by 26 March to Cynthia Port (cport@coastal.edu) and Jen Boyle (jboyle@coastal.edu).

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond