Call for Papers: Material Feminism and Posthumanism in Contemporary Women’s Fiction
We are inviting proposals for a session on Material Feminism and Posthumanism in Contemporary Women’s Fiction at the next European Society for the Study of English Conference (Lyon 2020, August 31-September 4).
Abstracts of 200/250 words (for 15-to-20-minute presentations) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by January 15, 2020. We will let you know if your paper was selected in mid-February. Final confirmation of acceptance will be given a month later, after validation by the ESSE organizing committee.
The ESSE conference is open to everyone, whether they are members or not.
Material Feminism and Posthumanism in Contemporary Women’s Fiction
We invite papers that assess contemporary women’s writing in the light of material feminism and posthumanism. What kind of new epistemologies and ontologies does contemporary women’s fiction design? Contributors are invited to look at human/non-human relations in novels and short stories, as well as at emerging transcorporeal identities, from the point of view of narrative, characterization, but also of narrative voice and reader reception. What dialogue with the “vibrant matter” (Bennett Duke UP 2010) of the world do authors engage with? Embodied experiences are implicated in chemical, biological, geographical, legal, social and aesthetic processes: how are these reflected in fiction?