Posthumanism: A Mini-Conference

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Black and white profile photo of Boris Karloff in Frankenstein
At once a rising academic field and a growing social movement involving a wide array of social actors (e.g., engineers, politicians, artists, scientists, programmers, venture capitalists and political activists), posthumanism challenges traditional definitions of "humanity" and interrogates the boundaries between the human and the nonhuman. Organized by the College of Liberal & Creative Arts' posthumanism faculty affinity group. Free.
J. Paul Leonard Library, Faculty Commons (Room 286)
College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Ellen Peel
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  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: “Why Brittestar-Thought Matters: Transhumanism, Posthumanism and the Question of the Future of Thinking.” Daniela Gandorfer, Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature, Princeton University.
  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: “Frankenstein: How the Posthuman Monster Saved the Human Race.” James Martel, professor of Political Science, SF State.
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: “Frankengenre 1.5: Taking Constructed Bodies for Granted (Almost).” Ellen Peel, professor emerita, English and Comparative and World Literature, SF State.