Posthumanities in the Wild: Projects in Multi-Species Justice with Professor Cary Wolfe
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Cary Wolfe Discusses His Latest Work in Posthumanism and Multi-Species Justice
International environmental humanities scholar and theorist Cary Wolfe will address the imaginative opportunities and pragmatic challenges of bringing the non-human world into alignment with policy in the context of climate catastrophe. He will discuss his current work with the Animals in the Room project (AiR), based in the UK, and the Multispecies Constitution project, convened by the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles. Professor Wolfe will frame these conversations in relationship to his extensive work in posthumanism and his Posthumanities series at University of Minnesota Press.
Cary Wolfe’s most recent projects are Ecological Poetics or Wallace Stevens' Birds (Chicago, 2020) and a special issue of the journal Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, on "Ontogenesis Beyond Complexity" (2020), focused on the work of the multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional Ontogenetics Process Group, of which he is a member. His books and edited collections include Animal Rites: American Culture, The Discourse of Species and Posthumanist Theory (Chicago, 2003), the edited collections Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal (Minnesota, 2003), (with Branka Arsic) The Other Emerson (Minnesota, 2010), What Is Posthumanism? (Minnesota, 2010) and Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame (Chicago, 2012). He has also participated in two multi-authored philosophical collections: Philosophy and Animal Life (Columbia, 2008) with Cora Diamond, Ian Hacking, Stanley Cavell and John McDowell and The Death of the Animal: A Dialogue (Columbia, 2009), with philosophers Paola Cavalieri, Peter Singer, Harlan Miller, Matthew Calarco and novelist J. M. Coetzee. He is founding editor of the series Posthumanities at the University of Minnesota Press, which has published over fifty volumes to date, by noted authors such as Donna Haraway, Roberto Esposito, Isabelle Stengers, Michel Serres, Vilem Flusser, Jacques Derrida and others.