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Sunday, 09 January

755. What Is Posthumanism? Responding to Cary Wolfe

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Diamond Salon 1, J. W. Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Emily Clark, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Alastair Hunt, Portland State Univ.

Speakers: David L. Clark, McMaster Univ.; Emily Clark; Claire M. Colebrook, Penn State Univ., University Park; Anne-Lise François, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Alastair Hunt; Kari Weil, Wesleyan Univ.

Respondent: Cary Wolfe, Rice Univ.

This session considers Wolfe’s book What Is Posthumanism? and its intervention in discourses of the human and humanism. Each of the speakers will provide critical perspectives most prescient to, and very frequently absent from, emerging posthuman theory. Speakers include literature scholars working in the fields of critical animal theory, human rights, feminist theory, continental philosophy, and disability studies.

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