Symposium: "Posthuman Entanglements"
“Posthuman Entanglements: Disability, Illness, Animality” was an international symposium that was held at Litteraturhuset in Oslo on 15 May 2018.
“Posthuman Entanglements” was an international symposium that was held at Litteraturhuset in Oslo on 15 May 2018. The general goal was to bring disability and illness studies into better dialog with posthumanism and animality studies, exploring ideas such as vulnerability, animacy, immunity, precarity, diversity, advocacy, and biopolitics.
The symposium featured academic panels, as well as two internationally renowned speakers: Cary Wolfe, who is the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice University; the author of numerous books, including Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame and What Is Posthumanism?; and the editor of the “Posthumanities” book series at the University of Minnesota Press; along with Mel Y. Chen, who is Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley; the author of Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect; and the co-editor of the “ANIMA” book series at Duke University Press.
The symposium was funded through the Norwegian Research Council’s support of BIODIAL: The Biopolitics of Disability, Illness, and Animality, as well as UiO:LifeScience and FrittOrd.
BIODIAL is hosted by the Department of Literature, Area Studies, and European Languages (ILOS) at the University of Oslo's Faculty of Humanities.