Posthumanist and new materialist thinking has been influential within the academy for over two decades now. It has made an impact within several different areas, e.g. feminist and cultural studies. This symposium will offer a space/time for reflecting further on how posthumanism and new materialism can provide novel ways of conceptualizing and investigating notions of subjectivity, power, political agency, spirituality, materiality and ethics. Three scholars have been invited to provide insights from their recent research, which make up the topics of discussion. Everyone interested in or curious about posthumanism and new materialism is warmly welcome to participate in the symposium which will be concluded by a panel discussion.
Presenters and topics:
Peta Hinton, Australia, Ph.D. University of New South Wales, Australia. Fellow 2013-2014 at ICI Berlin (Institute for Cultural Inquiry Berlin): “An A/political Politics and an In/human Ethics: Posthuman Ecologies and the Matter of Death.”
Magdalena Raivio, Ph.D. Religious Studies and Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies, Karlstad University: “Affinities and difference/s: Using a diffraction-strategy when reading posthumanist feminist and goddess feminist articulations of the 'nature / goddess'.”
Jonas Ingvarsson, Associate Professor Literary Studies, Karlstad University: “The posthuman use of posthuman be/things: Towards a model for cultural analysis.”
13.00 – 15.00 Presentations
15.30 – 17.30 Panel discussion
For more information and registration e-mail Magnus Åberg, GEXcel coordinator Karlstad University (email@example.com). Please register no later than Monday 14 April. More information about the venue will be provided after 14 April.