Feb. 14, 2022Print | PDF
Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of English and Film Studies, in partnership with Brock University’s Posthumanism Research Institute, is welcoming several international professors and researchers for a virtual discussion event on posthumanism, memory and cinema.
“Posthumanism, Memory and Cinema,” presented as part of the Posthumanism: Cinema Philosophy, Media series, will be held Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. via Zoom. The event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required.
“In a certain sense, memory has always been posthuman: in its cultural and institutional forms it has historically relied on prosthetic supports, technologies like writing, for the recording and storage of information or knowledge,” reads the event description.
The four panelists will share their varied approaches to memory studies, posthumanism and cinema in a discussion that aims to illuminate how audiovisual media as a technical support expresses and engages with memory in a posthumanist context.
The guest speaker, Anna Reading, is a professor of Culture and Creative Industries and the director of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute at King’s College in London. Reading has conducted cutting-edge research on gender, memory and activism, the Holocaust, migranthood and digital memory, media memories of Eastern Europe, as well as neurodiversity and cultural memory. She is the author and editor of six books, including Gender and Memory in the Globital Age; The Social Inheritance of the Holocaust: Gender, Memory and Culture; and Cultural Memories of Nonviolent Struggles.
Panellists for the event include:
The event will be moderated by Will Kummer and Mazin Saffou, two PhD candidates in Laurier’s Department of English and Film Studies.
For more information, please contact Department of English and Film Studies Professor and Chair Russell Kilbourn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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