"Beyond Humanism" Conference: Call for Papers

The 9th Beyond Humanism Conference will take place at John Cabot University in Rome from the 19th of July through the 22nd, 2017. The topic of this year’s conference is: “Posthuman Studies – Humanities, Metahumanities, Posthumanities.”

Keynote Speaker: Sven Helbig

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

Papers can be presented which analyze 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.

If you are interested in participating in the conference, please send an abstract of up to 500 words in MS Word and PDF format to: [email protected] by April 1st, 2017.

Learn more about the Beyond Humanism conference.