Free and open to the public
materia, a DLCL research unit on Latin Americanist and comparative post-anthropocentrisms, is holding a daylong international conference on the decentering of the human in the humanities.
Breakfast & Introductory Remarks | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Stanford Humanities Center Boardroom
Panel 1 | 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM | Stanford Humanities Center Boardroom
Panel Chair: Zephyr Frank, Professor of History, Stanford
"The Anthropocene and the Posthuman in Don DeLillo's Novels"
Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Professor of Comparative Literature, Aarhus University
"Bone, Meat, and Brain-Stuff: American Naturalism and the Possibility of Post-Anthropocentric Character"
Victoria Googasian, PhD Candidate in English, Stanford
"Language of Animality, Non-Heroic Resistance, and Urban Indigenismo in Montacerdos"
Patricia Valderrama, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, Stanford
Panel 2 | 11:10 AM - 1:00 PM | Stanford Humanities Center Boardroom
Panel Chair: Ewa Domanska, Professor of Theory and History of Historiography, Adam Mickiewicz University at Poznan, and Anthropology, Stanford
"Oil, Sugar, Color, Rhythm"
Rachel Price, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Princeton University
"Post-Anthropogenic Making: Exohabitating Atmospheres, Reefs, and Neighborhoods"
David Stentiford, PhD Candidate in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford
"'Truth as Cadaver': Material History in Bolaño's Nocturno de Chile"
Monica VanBladel, PhD Candidate in Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford
Lunch | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Stanford Humanities Center Boardroom
Keynote Address: "Staying with the Trouble: Making Oddkin in the Chthulucene" | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Old Union Clubhouse Ballroom
Donna Haraway, Distinguished Professor Emerita of the History of Consciousness Department and Feminist Studies Department, UC Santa Cruz
Roundtable Discussion & Closing Remarks | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Old Union Clubhouse Ballroom
All participants, with distinguished guest Rodolfo Dirzo, Bing Professor in Environmental Sciences, Stanford, and materia faculty coordinators Héctor Hoyos, Ximena Briceño, and Marília Librandi-Rocha, Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford
Dinner | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Oregon Courtyard, Pigott Hall (Bldg 260)