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Summer School 2019: Posthuman Knowledge(s)

Summer School 2019: Posthuman Knowledge(s)

Date 19 August, 2019
Time 09:00
Location Utrecht, The Netherlands

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The intensive course “Posthuman Knowledge(s)” offers an overview of contemporary debates around the ‘posthuman turn’, in the framework of Rosi Braidotti’s brand of critical theory. The aim of this interdisciplinary course is to offer a critical overview of the contemporary scholarship dealing with the applications and implications of the ‘posthuman turn,’ for knowledge production and research, notably in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The posthuman turn is defined as the convergence, within the context of advanced or cognitive capitalism, of post-humanism on the one hand and post-anthropocentrism on the other. Their current convergence is triggering a number of qualitative developments of a very original nature, which we will try to study.

A related aim of the course is to introduce the participants to Braidotti’s specific brand of neo-materialist, critical posthuman theory. This theory rests on two main concepts: the emphasis on the embodied and embedded, relational and affective structure of subjectivity and the grounded and accountable nature of knowledge claims.

In order to evaluate posthuman knowledge(s), the course will present, explore and assess the defining features of a selected number of fields within the fast-growing Posthumanities, such as the Environmental, Digital and Medical Humanities, asking questions such as: what is the object of enquiry of these emergent areas of research? What is the knowing subject of the Posthumanities? How do these new fields of knowledge affect the constitution of subjectivity and practice of academic research today?

Next to outlining the main features of the Posthumanities, the course will also endeavour to present in a collaborative fashion – through panels and tutorials – a selection of concrete case-studies drawn from the Environmental, Digital and Medical Humanities. These cases will be presented by teams of participating scholars from: literature and animal studies, pedagogy, media and technology studies, legal theory, philosophy and the arts.

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  • New Materialism