Posthuman Critical Theory
93 Charles St. W., Isabel Bader Theatre
Time: Feb 2nd, 4:00 pm End: Feb 2nd, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS)
Northrop Frye Lecture by Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University
The Centre for Comparative Literature presents a public lecture by
ROSI BRAIDOTTI Our 2015 Northrop Frye Professor
POSTHUMAN CRITICAL THEORY 4 p.m. Monday, February 2nd, 2015 Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West, Toronto
This lecture addresses the ‘post-human’ turn in contemporary cultural theory in the light of three considerations: first, the shifting understanding of ‘the human’ at the intersection of advanced technologies, philosophies of the subject and the Life sciences; second, the effects of globalization as a system that instills perverse de-territorializations and capitalizes on the informational codes of all that lives; and third, the impact of wars and conflicts on contemporary governmentality and forms of violence and discrimination. Last but not least, the lecture examines the implications for transformative, affirmative politics in general and cultural practice in particular.
Rosi Braidotti is Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities. She is the author of many books including Nomadic Subjects. Embodiment and Sexual difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory (1994) and The Posthuman (2013). As one of the leading feminist philosophers at work today, she is herself the subject of books, including Nomadic Theory. The Portable Rosi Braidotti (2011) and The Subject of Rosi Braidotti (2014).