Activity: Academic engagement & professional development › Online content/delivery
The Australasian Post-Humanities "exists to make the humanities radically accessible". I was invited to give an online presentation titled "Personification, the Posthuman and the Poseidon Adventure" at 3pm Wed, September 16, 2020. Abstract: Do one's abdominal organs "belong" to oneself? In A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze and Guattari refer to the Body Without Organs - a mysterious and confounding concept. Interestingly, they're careful to explain they have nothing against organs; it's the assemblage that is the problem, because assemblages tend to concentrate or enact power. In my novel, working title The Pouch of Douglas*, the affected organs in a cancerous human body tell us about their own lives and trials. It is a cancer memoir with a difference: the "romantically suffering" human subject is radically decentered; she is glimpsed only indirectly, as a character offstage in this drama, or perhaps as venue for the drama.