Sylvia Wynter’s “No Humans Involved”: Towards the Rewriting of Knowledge and Undoing Truths
This panel considers Wynter’s letter as a call to challenge present truths of biocentrism, classifications of humanness, and the condemnation of “the speech of the street” to cultivate new modes of knowing/feeling. 250 word abstract. Contact: Amari Mitchell (email@example.com) or Diana Molina (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are invited to participate in a 2023 session, you must be an MLA member by 7 April 2022.
All session participants must register for the convention.
Topics may include but not limited to:
- Considerations of posthumanism study and Blackness as it intersects with race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity
- Paid verus unpaid labor
- The relationship between productivty, labor, and care
- Black feminist ethics of care
- State violence, biopolitics, and epistemes of Man
- The poor and the evironment
- Strcutures of power and ecological crisis