'Posthumanism' Panel Convenor - Rethinking Humanism Conference, University of St Andrews

  • Sarah Joanne Dillon (Chair)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in or organising a conference


The term "humanism" has been used with a variety of meanings and associated with some significant moments in intellectual history. In its widest sense of a discourse that speaks for all of humanity, for "being human" and for "human-centredness", it has now been in crisis for several decades, accused of exhibiting a range of biases in areas that include gender, race and ethnicity as well as haughtiness about the place of humans in the greater scheme of nature. The aim of the conference is to problematize the representation of human values, identities and behaviours in literature, film and other cultural products, from the Renaissance to the present day.
Period28 Jun 20121 Jul 2012
Event typeOther