The Monstrous, the Marginalized, and Transgressive Forms of ‘Humanity’ due Feb. 1
The Religion Graduate Organization at the Religion Department of Syracuse University seeks submissions for its graduate
student conference: “The Monstrous, the Marginalized, and Transgressive Forms of ‘Humanity,’ April 5 and 6.
Monsters, angels, demons, vampires and cyborgs challenge conventional notions of humanity. The lived experience of many humans also pushes against these norms. Through the investigation of trangressive being(s), this conference will explore what it means to be “human.”
We welcome panel and individual paper proposals on topics relating to the boundaries of humanness including, but not limited to discussions of avatars, angels, demons, cyborgs, superheroes, vampires and post-human bodies. We also welcome papers that address abilities/disabilities, madness, genius and mental illness, animality, hybridity, race, gender, religion and sexuality.
Please submit paper proposals of 350 words or less to Wendy DeBoer (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Feb. 1. Please also include name,
institutional affiliation and program of study with your proposal. Acceptances will be communicated by Feb. 15.
Contact Person: Wendy DeBoer
Department of Religion
501 Hall of Languages | Syracuse, NY 13244