Monthly Archives: May 2012

Amerithrax and the Nonhuman

By Heather Warren-Crow Let’s begin numerically. Right after 9.11.01, envelopes containing Bacillus anthracis were mailed to 2 US senators, a news anchor, the editor of the New York Post, and the headquarters of the publisher of Playboy and The National … Continue reading

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Academia as Monstrous Puppet

By Charlotte Frost Within the busy The Nonhuman Turn conference Twitter stream (which was marked by the #c21nonhuman hashtag) there loomed a rather apt entity: a distinctively nonhuman interlocutor by the name of Richard Gruesome. This zombie-esque character, apparently inspired … Continue reading

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#C21nonhuman

How can one capture the excitement, intensity, and enthusiasm of this past weekend’s Nonhuman Turn Conference?  One can point toward the participants’ willingness to continue to think through the ideas discussed during the conference, despite their exhaustion.   UWM English professor, … Continue reading

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Dying Breeds at the CIE Conference

By Molly McCourt In his presentation “On and Off the Grid: Film Narrative and the Text,” Dudley Andrew lamented the death of the “isolated, meditative pioneers like Robinson Crusoe.”  In today’s narratives, filmmakers need to get characters off the grid … Continue reading

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