Rosi Braidotti’s Summer School 2020
“Posthuman Convergences: Theories and Methodologies”
will take place on
12-21 August 2020
Due to the COVID-19 situation, this course will now be provided entirely online. The course will be a mixture of live online teaching and discussion, pre-recorded lectures and offline assignments and reading. Utrecht University will provide an online platform and each registered participant will receive a password to gain access.
The course now will run over an extended period of a week and a half, from the 12th – 21st August 2020. This is to make sure we can provide the best online learning experience for you all.
We are working to ensure that we run the summer school within reasonable hours across the time zones of ALL participants. This will include live sessions.
The intensive course “Posthuman Convergences” offers an overview of contemporary debates around the ‘posthuman turn’, in the framework of Braidotti’s brand of critical theory. It explores the implications of the posthuman convergence of posthumanism and postanthropocentrism for the constitution of subjectivity, the production of knowledge and the practice of the academic humanities. How can scholarship in the critical humanities move beyond the old dualities in which Man/Anthropos defined himself, beyond the hierarchical production of sexualized, racialized and naturalized others as excluded from humanity ? To what extent do current posthuman forms of knowledge critique anthropocentrism and Eurocentric humanism?
Application deadline: July 1, 2020. Due to high demand we will process applications on a first-come, first-served basis. If the maximum number of participants is reached before the deadline, we may close the application process earlier.
Course fee for students: €350
Course fee for non-students: €550
Please note that all participants of this summer school are expected to have read several selected entries of Rosi Braidotti’s Posthuman Knowledge (Polity Press, 2019).
For more information, visit the Utrecht Summer School website or contact Onessa Novak at firstname.lastname@example.org.