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CFP: Beyond Humanism

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The 9th Beyond Humanism Conference will take place at John Cabot University in Rome from the 19th of July until the 22nd of July 2017.

Posthuman Studies – Humanities, Metahumanities, Posthumanities


Keynote Speaker: Sven Helbig (http://www.svenhelbig.com/)

On the first day of the conference, the launch of the first fully peer reviewed, multidisciplinary journal developed to analyze what it is to be human in an age of rapid technological, scientific, cultural and social evolution will take place, the Journal of Posthuman Studies (Penn State University Press):

CFP(Call for Papers)

We invite English abstracts up to 500 words, to be sent in MS Word and PDF format to: posthuman.conference@gmail.com

Files should be named and submitted in the following manner:
Submission: First Name Last name. docx (or .doc) / .pdf
Example: “Submission: MaryAndy.docx”

Abstracts should be received by the 1st of April 2017.
Acceptance notifications will be sent out by the end of April 2017.
All those accepted will receive information on the venue(s), local attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and planned receptions and events for participants.
Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. Each presenter will be given 10 additional minutes for questions and discussions with the audience, for a total of 30 minutes.

Organising Committee:
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, John Cabot University, Rome
Sangkyu Shin, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul
Evi Sampanikou, University of the Aegean
Francesca Ferrando, NYU, New York
Jaime del Val, Reverso-Metabody, Madrid

“Posthuman Studies – Humanities, Metahumanities, Posthumanities”

Papers can be presented which analyse what it is to be human in an age of rapid technological, scientific, cultural and social evolution. As the boundaries between human and ‘the other’, technological, biological and environmental, are eroded and perceptions of normalcy are challenged, they have generated a range of ethical, philosophical, cultural, and artistic questions. Drawing on theory from critical posthumanism and the normative reflections of transhumanism the conference will encourage constructive but rigorously critical dialogue.

Conference papers can be on issues such as the consequences of enhancement, especially bioenhancement, transhumanist, and posthumanist accounts of “the human”, and any and all ways in which they impact culture and society. The conference organizers encourage submissions from a range of disciplines such as: philosophy, sociology, literary studies, cultural studies, critical theory, media studies, bioethics, medical ethics, anthropology, religious studies, disability studies, gender studies, queer studies, critical animal studies, environmental studies, and the visual arts.