Saturday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Lone Star C, JW Marriott
Becoming Human: Medieval
Program arranged by the forums LLC Middle English and LLC Chaucer. Presiding: Ruth Evans, Saint Louis Univ.
Speakers: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington Univ.; Holly Crocker, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia; Rebecca Davis, Univ. of California, Irvine; Allan Mitchell, Univ. of Victoria; Myra Seaman, Coll. of Charleston
Medieval studies has long been invested in exploring the complex dynamics at stake in the themes of human/animal and human/machine and in the modes of becoming human. Panelists discuss the place and status of the human and medieval humanism in the context of the recent posthuman turn in literary studies.