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427. Becoming Animal: Representations of Posthuman Kinship in Recent Hybrid Poetry

Thursday, 7 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 310, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Tana Jean Welch, Florida State Univ.

1. "'This Other Disastrous Thing': Bhanu Kapil's Posthumanist Humanimal," Margaret Ronda, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

2. "'So We Dream the Same': The Posthuman Pataphysical Poet(h)ics of Angela Rawlings's Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists," Melissa A. Dalgleish, York Univ.

3. "Entangled Species: The Inclusive Poetics of Juliana Spahr," Tana Jean Welch

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  • General Literature – Poetry

  • General Literature – Themes, Myths, and Archetypes

  • American Literature – Twentieth Century

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