• Public talk by Rick Dolphijn – October 7, 2021

    Rick Dolphijn (Utrecht) will give a presentation related to his most recent book on October 7, 2021. The talk takes place 10:00-11:30 (EDT) on Zoom. Please see link below to log on or contact Mitch Goldsmith (

    “The Wounds that Matter” 

    In my recently published monograph, The Philosophy of Matter; a meditation, one of the key concepts is ‘the wound’. Much inspired by literature and the arts, this talk aims to explore woundedness in different ways; how wounds bring us together? How are we “born to embody” our wounds, as Joë Bousquet would say it? And what is pain teaching us about the non-fascist life?

    Dr. Rick Dolphijn is an Associate Professor at Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, and a Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong (2017-2023). He published widely on new materialism, posthumanism and affect theory. His monograph The Philosophy of Matter: a meditation was published with Bloomsbury Academic in August 2021.


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  • 20th Anniversary of Atanarjuat – “Posthumanism: Philosophy Cinema Media” inaugural event

    The first of a series of events in the “Posthumanism: Philosophy Cinema Media” series takes place on October 6, 2021. This event celebrates the 20th anniversary of Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat. Kunuk and team members will take part in the round-table also featured a panel of international scholars. Registration here or by scanning the QR code on the poster.

    Posthumanism: Cinema Philosophy Media: A Roundtable Series

    Announcing the Inaugural Event:

    ‘Running Time’: Atanarjuat 20th Anniversary Roundtable and Celebration

     Oct. 06, 2021, 6:00-9:00 pm EST (via Zoom)

    Twenty years ago this fall saw the release of Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner: “an exciting action thriller set in ancient Igloolik, the film unfolds as a life-threatening struggle of love, jealousy, murder and revenge between powerful natural and supernatural characters” (IsumaTV). The first-ever feature fiction film in Inuktitut, written, directed, produced, and performed by an Inuit cast and crew, Atanarjuat went on to win six Genie awards, including Best Picture and the Camera d’or for best first feature film at the 2001 Cannes International Film Festival, among many other awards. In 2015 it was voted the best Canadian film of all time.

    Well before contemporary debates around identity politics, cultural appropriation, and equity, diversity, and inclusivity, Atanarjuat set the terms of the discussion while laying out a vision for the future of Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world—a vision of self-determination, however, that has yet to be fulfilled. The past twenty years has seen Atanarjuat’s significance manifest in several different ways: as a story the film continues to resonate all over the world with Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences alike; as cultural object the film stands as one of the most significant achievements of Indigenous self-representation; as a film Atanarjuat represents a great work of art cinema.

    This roundtable brings together key members of the original team behind the film—writer-director Zacharias Kunuk and Lucy Tulugarjuk (Puja)—with an international panel of scholars: Erich Fox Tree (Associate Professor, Religion and Culture, WLU); Jenny Kerber (Associate Professor, English and Film Studies); Pauline Clague (Associate Professor, Manager of Cultural Resilience Hub, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research, University of Technology, Sydney); Simone Bignall (Senior Researcher in the Jumbunna Research Hub for Indigenous Nations and Collaborative Futures, University of Technology, Sydney).

    For more information contact: Russell Kilbourn >

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    The organizers wish to thank SSHRC, the Posthumanism Research Institute, the WLU Student’s Union, the Faculty of Arts, and the Department of English and Film Studies for supporting this event.

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  • First issue out! Interconnections. Journal of Posthumanism/Interconnexions. Revue de posthumanisme

    We are proud to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of our journal. You can read it here.

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  • Posthumanism and Education Round-table – December 8, 2020

    Please join our panel of speakers to discuss posthumanist perspectives on education on Tuesday December 8, 2020, 2:00 to 3:30 pm (EST).

    To join the meeting, click on the link on the PDF file (downloadable here) or click here.

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  • POSTPONED: Posthumanism and Education Round-table – March 19

    We will be hosting a round-table of education experts on the theme “Posthumanism and Education” on March 19, 2020, 12:00-13:30, in Cairns 207. All are welcome!

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  • To be rescheduled: Samantha Frost’s talk on “Attentive bodies: rethinking self and world” on February 28, 2020

    UPDATE: due to illness, the talk will be rescheduled. The new date/time will be announced as soon as it is set.

    Dr. Samantha Frost (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) will be presenting the talk “Attentive bodies: rethinking self and world” on February 28, 4-6 pm, in Cairns 207 at Brock University. All are welcome!

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  • Francesca Ferrando’s talk on “How Philosophical Posthumanism Can Bring Change” on February 14, 2020

    Dr. Francesca Ferrando (NYU) will be presenting the talk “How Philosophical Posthumanism Can Bring Change” on February 14, 3-5pm, in Cairns 207 at Brock University. All are welcome.

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  • From Annihilation to High Life – Call for proposals

    The Posthumanism Research Network, jointly with the Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) will be hosting a panel on the theme “From Annihilation to High Life: Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in Contemporary Science Fiction Film.” The panel will be held in early June at congress in London (Ontario).


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  • Posthuman Energy/ies: call for proposals

    Consider submitting your work for presentation at the joint Posthumanism Research Network and EPTC panel in June 2020.

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  • Round-table: Perspectives on Animal Empathy

    We are hosting a round-table to discuss various perspectives on animal empathy on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Join us for the discussion!

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