Antihumanism (s). Forms, reflections and representations. Literature and cinema. Europe – United States

University of Paris (5 rue Thomas Mann, 75013). Flour Hall, Thesis room 580F


Forms, reflections and representations (literature and cinema)
Europe – United States – Canada / Latin America

This international conference follows on from those organized at the end of November 2020: “From postmodernism to posthumanism. Literature and Cinema ”and“ From postmodernism to posthumanism. Latin American literature and cinema ”. The objective, this time, is to deepen the study of the critical discourses of humanism, and in particular, but not only, those which we can call:

– Abhumanisme
– Hierarchical antihumanism
– Pessimistic antihumanism

Literary and cinematographic forms and representations of these critiques of humanism will be discussed, as well as theoretical reflections on their configuration. After a first day (November 25) dedicated to Europe, the United States and Canada, the half-day of November 26 will be devoted to Latin America.


Day 1
Thursday 25 November

Europe – United States – Canada

10:00 am | Home

Moderation Carlos Tello

10:10 am | Carlos Tello (Doctor, University of Paris / Ater, University of Paris-Est Créteil).
Introduction “Choosing the Hecatomb”

10:30 am | Sylvie Rollet (Professor Emeritus, University of Poitiers).
“Béla Tarr: from History to Rhythm. Post- or para-humanism? ”

11:15 am | Coffee break

Moderation Sylvie Rollet

11:30 am | Mercédès Baillargeon (Associate Professor, University of Maryland).
“Mourning, community and connection in the cinema of Denis Côté”

12:15 pm | Valentine Aubinet (PhD student, University of Paris).
“Point of view and narrative positioning in Chantal Akerman and Charles Reznikoff: from ‘neutral’ to ‘minor'”

13h | Lunch break

Modération Eszter Horváth

2:30 p.m. | Laure Limongi (Professor, National School of the Arts of Paris-Cergy).
“Volodin and the animal brothers”

3:15 p.m. | Kathleen Maxymuk (Doctor, Duke University).
“Goodbye to language, goodbye to humans? “

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4:00 p.m. | Coffee break

Moderation Mercédès Baillargeon

4:15 p.m. | Marcia Neves (Professor, New University of Lisbon).
“The human crisis: biopower and dehumanization”

5 p.m. Eszter Horváth (Lecturer, Metropolitan University of Budapest).
“Theoretical fiction”

5.45 p.m. | Guillaume Lurson (Associate Professor, Doctor, University of Paris 1).
“David Cronenberg’s cinema: for an anti-humanist aesthetic”

Day 2
Friday November 26
Latin America

10:00 am | Home

Moderation Célia Stara

10:15 am | Carlos Tello (Doctor, University of Paris / Ater, University of Paris-Est Créteil).
“Mineral, vegetable, animal at the rhythm of capital. Nidal by Joséfina Pérez-García and Felipe Sigala ”

11h00 | Louise Ibáñez-Drillières (PhD student, University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3).
“’Where everything is human, the human is something else entirely. Shamanic cinemas of the other humanism ”

11:45 am | Coffee break

Moderation Carlos Tello

12h00 | Pierre Niedergang (PhD student, Paris Nanterre University).
“Sexual monstrosities, divine monstrosities: around becoming in Gloria Anzaldúa”

12:45 pm | Célia Stara (PhD student, University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3).
“’Female Human Animal’. The beginnings of another humanity in the surrealist artist Leonora Carrington ”

1:30 p.m. | Fencing

8 p.m. Session and discussion. Film screening Phase IV (1974) by Saul Bass at the Grand Action cinema (Paris 5th).


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