Medieval ecocritics: if you're attending the Modern Language Association meeting in Austin, you might want to check out this session:
594. Becoming Human: Medieval
Saturday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Lone Star C, JW Marriott
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.