June 14, 2021

Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework

Panel CFP for NeMLA 2022

Baltimore, March 10-13, 2022

Critical posthumanism is situated at the intersection of posthuman studies, ecocriticism, technology studies, and ethics, where human exceptionalism is rejected in favor of an ontologically diverse approach to human existence. Here, the normative anthropocentric view of the world is replaced with a more immanent and equitable paradigm where human subjects are asked to reconsider their relationship with others, especially non-human others who share their environment, in a relational way. This approach demands that the subject-object ...