Event Sep 14

Abstract Jun 01

After Queer, After Humanism (Extended Deadline)

Event: 09/14/2012 - 09/15/2012
Abstract: 06/01/2012
Categories: American, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, British, 20th & 21st Century, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Medieval, Romantics, Victorian, Comparative, Digital Humanities, French, Gender & Sexuality, Genre & Form, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, German, Graduate Conference, Interdisciplinary, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, History, Philosophy, Popular Culture, Lingustics, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Eastern European, Hispanic & Latino, Indian Subcontinent, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Postcolonial, Scandinavian
Location: Houston, Texas
Organization: Rice University

After Queer, After Humanism

Keynote: Lee Edelman (Tufts)
Roundtable: Judith Roof (Rice), Joseph Campana (Rice), Colleen Lamos (Rice), Timothy Morton (Rice), Renee Hoogland (Wayne State)

Queer & Humanism are two categories that have shown their limits in recent critical discussions. This symposium meets to consider the relation between humanism and the theorization of sexuality, gender, and sex. It provides a forum to debate the connection between posthumanism and growing dissatisfaction with “queer” as a critical concept. We also welcome research on posthuman genders and sexualities more broadly, from animals to biotech to digital bodies. Papers can address representation in whatever medium or take up the theoretical coordinates of a topic. “After Queer, After Humanism” calls for proposals, from any period or discipline, on theoretical and cultural production concerning the following themes:

—gender systems
—animal sexuality
—science fiction
—eugenic practices
—digital bodies
—reproduction and fertility
—political genomics
—feminist materialisms
—race and sexuality
—rights discourse
—community formation
—body modification
—homophobic power
—animal breeding
—queer capital
—sexual economies
—cultures of biology
—evolutionary narrative
—pheromone markets
—the liberal subject
—gender and temporality
—political geography
—language practices

Proposals (max. 250 words) are due on June 1. Papers should be readable in 20 minutes, but we encourage shorter pieces which allow more time for discussion. Please email proposals to rice.symposium@gmail.com as a word document or pdf file.

Contact Email: rice.symposium@gmail.com

Website: http://afterqueerhumanism.blogs.rice.edu