Imagining the Future: An Afternoon with Katherine Hayles

September 1, 2017

Imagining the Future: An Afternoon with Katherine Hayles

Date & Time: 2pm, Friday, September 22, 2017
Location: Huashan Campus, Shanghai Theatre Academy

Center for Cinematic Arts, STA
NYU Shanghai

N. Katherine Hayles, the James B. Duke Professor of Literature at Duke University, author of the Rene Wellek Prize for the Best Book in Literary Theory in 1998-99, “How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics.”

New York University Shanghai and Shanghai Theatre Academy’s (STA) Center for Cinematic Arts welcome interested scholars and students to come to this rare workshop: “Imagining the Future: An Afternoon with Katherine Hayles”, to be held at STA on September 22, 2017. The workshop first features two young Chinese scholars, professors Liu Yuqing and Yuan Haiyan. Liu is the Chinese translator of Hayles’ How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics, and Yuan finished her dissertation with a focus on posthumanism and sci-fi films. Hayles will provide her feedback on the two speakers.

The workshop will end with Katherine Hayles’ keynote speech titled “Decentering the Human: Implications for the Future of the Humanities”, followed by a Q & A session. For details of the workshop, please download the one-sheet flyer HERE.

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