Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
Ethics and Objects in the Early Modern and Medieval Periods
An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute
March 11 and 12, 2011
George Washington University
KEYNOTE LECTURE by Jane Bennett, Professor and Chair of Political Theory at Johns Hopkins University, author of Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things and The Enchantment of Modern Life: Attachments, Crossings and Ethics
The conference fosters a lively conversation structured around the keynote and five plenary sessions:
Animal Karl Steel and Sharon Kinoshita
Mineral Kellie Robertson and Valerie Allen
Vegetable Carla Nappi and Peggy McCracken
Ethics Eileen Joy and Julian Yates
Objects Julia Reinhard Lupton
We also invite paper, panel and roundtable proposals. Please send one paragraph abstracts or complete panel proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2010. To keep the proceedings intimate, conference participation is limited to eighty.
This sounds very cool (and do-able, compared to the UK & AZ). Please keep us posted as things shape up.
This symposium looks amazing. I wish I could be there.
My self-object will be there, of course.
OMG, it's in my city and right after my birthday! :D
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