“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, June 7, 2015

CFP for Awesome Conference at My Place

Run by my fantastic Ph.D. students Laura Bilhimer, Annie Lowe and Mallory Pladus.

"Welcome to Modalities 2015! This year’s theme is inspired by the different –alities that proliferate in humanities scholarship, many of which have become mainstays in the critical vocabularies associated with emerging schools of theory. For example, terms like animality, materiality, corporeality, vitality, and environmentality have gained renewed traction with scholars interested in materialist, critical animal, biopolitical, and ecological theories as they continue to develop.

 This conference is designed to accommodate insightful work on –alities as you have used them in your own projects, as well as “meta-”theoretical and philosophical conversations about the –alities that interest you. For more information please consult our call for papers.

You can submit abstracts now through 25 June. We hope you’ll join us in exploring our partiality for –alities this September. You can contact us directly at contact@modalities2015.com."

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