Conf/CfP - All Things Living and Not
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Post-Anthropocentric Perspectives in Slavic Studies
23-25 February 2017
The Harriman Institute
Columbia University, USA
KEYNOTE: EWA DOMANSKA
(History & Anthropology, Adam Mickiewicz University & Stanford)
JANE COSTLOW (Environmental History, Bates College)
SERGUEI OUSHAKINE (Slavic & Anthropology, Princeton)
OXANA TIMOFEEVA (Political Science & Philosophy, European University at St. Petersburg)
To participate, please send a 300-word abstract for a 20-minute presentation by 5 November 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The last two decades have witnessed a revision in the concept of alterity, decentering the human in how we reckon with the other. Animal studies, artificial intelligence, ecocriticism, etc. not only ask us to consider the possibility of non-human subjects, but also challenge our very humanness and, along with it, the very premises of the humanities and human sciences. What does a non-anthropocentric understanding of the other offer to the field of Slavic studies? And conversely, what can the cultures, histories, and belief systems of Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia reveal about practices and possibilities of radical alterity?
Since the very notion of posthumanism arises from the cross-pollination of different disciplines, we invite scholars working in all fields whose subject matter relates to the Central and Eastern European and Eurasian region to submit 300-word abstracts to email@example.com by 5 November 2016. Each proposal will be matched to one of three streams led by senior scholars in the field: Jane Costlow, Serguei Oushakine, and Oxana Timofeeva. The conference is paired with the 2017 issue of Ulbandus: The East European, Slavic and Eurasian Journal of Columbia University.
The conference is organized by Irina Denischenko, Bradley Gorski, and Eliza Rose with the generous support of the Harriman Institute, Ulbandus: The Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Review of Columbia University, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Institute of Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University.