CFP on Posthuman Mimesis

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International conference, 20-22 May 2021, KU Leuven (Online) 

Keynotes:   Katherine Hayles (Duke University) & Kevin Warwick (Coventry University)

With the participation of Ivan Callus (U of Malta), Claire Colebrook (Penn State U), Vinciane Despret (ULB, ULiège), Francesca Ferrando (NYU), Stefan Herbrechter (Heidelberg University), Patricia Pisters (U of Amsterdam), Jean-Marie Schaeffer (EHESS), Stefan Lorenz Sorgner (John Cabot U)…

The ERC Project Homo Mimeticus: Theory and Criticism (http://www.homomimeticus.eu/) is pleased to announce an international online conference on the subject of “Posthuman Mimesis.” More details including submission guidelines here.

EU Research Interview: The Philosophy of Imitation in Focus

In this interview with EU Research, Nidesh Lawtoo explains the main aspects of the HOM project by outlining, in broad and accessible strokes, the good and bad effects of unconscious mimesis investigated by the HOM team in areas as diverse as philosophy, the arts, and politics. He argues that the power of mimesis to transform subjectivity is “not only a scholarly problem, but a human, all too human problem.” Full interview available here.