News and events

  • Imre Szeman’s January 15 talk on “Quitting (the) Habit: Fossil Fuels, Governmentality, and the Politics of Energy Dependency”

    The Posthumanism Research Network presents a talk by Dr. Imre Szeman on “”Quitting (the) Habit: Fossil Fuels, Governmentality, and the Politics of Energy Dependency” at Wilfrid Laurier University on January 15, 4-6pm.

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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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  • Catriona Sandilands’ talk on “Invasive Plantimacies? Queering Kinship” on November 12, 2019

    You are all invited to attend Dr. Catriona Sandilands’ public talk on “Invasive Plantimacies? Queering Kinship” on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

  • 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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  • Call for papers – Posthumanism: Cinema Philosophy Media Conference May 2020

    The Posthumanism Research Network and Posthumanism Research Institue will host an international conference on “Posthumanism: Cinema Philosophy Media,” May 15 to 17, 2020, at Brock University. A summer school will immediately precede the conference. The call for papers can be found here.

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  • Call for papers | Interconnections journal

    Interconnections: journal of posthumanism/Interconnexions: revue de posthumanisme is soliciting contributions. The call for papers can be found here.

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  • Sabine Sielke’s talk on digital technologies and bodies’ physiology and shape

    Dr. Sabine Sielke (Bonn University) will give the talk “Bodies In and Out of Shape: Obesity (Discourses) in Times of Self-Optimization” on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at our partner institution, Wilfrid Laurier University. All are welcome!

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  • PRN/EPTC special joint panel on posthumanist methods at UBC on June 4th, 2019

    Jointly with EPTC, we are hosting a special panel on the theme “On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Posthumanist Methods for Life” at the Canadian Congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences in Vancouver (BC) on June 4th, 2019. The panel takes place 14:00 to 17:30 in room 112 in the Allard Building of UBC campus. The presentations are as follows:

    Christine Daigle (Brock) “Introduction: Whither posthuman(ist) methods?”

    Anthony Gavin (Victoria) “Anthropessimism and Human(ist) Remains”

    Chelsea Heikes (European Graduate School) “AnthropoThing: Moving Beyond the Human Gaze”

    Emile Fromet de Rosnay (Victoria) “Reversal, time and horror in Haraway and Land”

    Petra Mikulan (UBC) “Governing cerebral crystallizations: Posthuman methods for the edges of life”

    Taylor Webb (UBC) “Plasticity and Contagion: Educational Methods for Another Life”

    Mickey Vallee (Athabasca) “Conclusion:Withering Posthumanist Methods?”

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  • Posthuman(ist) Alterities workshop a success

    We had a thought-provoking weekend at the workshop held at Wilfrid Laurier University. Thanks to our keynote speaker Patricia MacCormack and all other participants.

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