Call for Papers for the 28th Carolina Conference for Romance Studies
Esse Humani: The (Non)Human Question
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 5-6, 2024
NEW submission deadline: January 15, 2024
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Francesca Ferrando (they/them)
The 28th annual Carolina Conference for Romance Studies invites graduate and undergraduate students, professors and scholars to consider and to engage with these and other questions in all forms through presentations and discussions. Topics of interest and approaches may include, but are not limited to, the following fields and themes: what does it mean to be “human?” What is the relationship between the human and the non-human? In an age of rapid A.I. development, how is the artificial conceived in relation to the human, and where does it fit into the paradigm? How does it challenge the paradigm? Is it possible for a human artist or theorist to take a non-human perspective? In which way? Should the concept of “human” change, or even continue to exist? What should happen, then, to the beings that we still name in such a way? And how should we engage with non-humans once we reconsider what being human means?