On March 19, 2021, the launch of a special issue of New Literary History on 'Animality/ Posthumanism/ Disability' was marked by a live webinar: the recording is now available.
In March 2020, Covid-19 confined one BIODIAL researcher to lockdown in California. It threatened to derail his work. Then it did the opposite.
"What happens if you lose your memory and other cognitive functions at the end of life? Alzheimer's might make some people seem to be less human, if intellect is most important. But why should that be the primary way of defining a life worth living?"
How might the figure of the monster point to alternative ways of making community? Towards what kinds of futures does it gesture? And what do representations of monstrousness mean for how we relate to otherness in the 'real' world?
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (2017) and European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewomen (2018)
Two novels by Theodora Goss
The Shape of Water (2017)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Shannon.
Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, based on the novels by G.R.R. Martin
World War Z (2013)
Directed by Marc Forster, starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, and Daniella Kertesz.