What is the Human: Concepts and Controversies

Країна: США

Місто: Binghamton

Тези до: 17.01.2020

Дати: 17.01.20 — 17.01.20

Область наук: Філософські;

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: bingcoliconf2020@gmail.com

Організатори: SUNY Binghamton Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference

 

In the wake of environmental catastrophe, developing knowledge on animal and artificial intelligences, and the living legacy of coloniality, we are once again faced with these eternally recurring questions: What is the human? What is beyond the human? What are the consequences of shifting conceptualizations of the human? Many schools of thought examining eco-criticism, posthumanism, post-colonialism, and more now confront these previously established boundaries, interrogating the ways in which our construction of ‘the human’ and consciousness has left us blind to other agencies and existences in the world. Simultaneously, there are other post- and decolonial scholars who remind us that our limited definition of ‘human’ is not new; many people have been—and continue to be—left out of a definition of the human. The Binghamton University Comparative Literature Department seeks papers from a range of scholarly approaches which address these concerns.

We invite work that engage with topics including, but not limited to:
    Posthumanism/Transhumanism
    Anthropocentrism/Anthropocene
    Eco-criticism
    Artificial Intelligence
    Machine translation
    Postcolonialism
    Decoloniality
    Speculative fiction
    Ethnocentrism
    Genocide/mass atrocity/human rights
    Migration and boundaries
    New Materialism
    Futurisms
    Critical race theory
    Queer theory

 

Веб-сторінка конференції: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2019/10/28/what-is-the-human-concepts-and-controversies