2009 M/MLA Annual Convention

November 12-15, St. Louis, Missouri

2009 Keynote Speaker

This year the President's Keynote speaker will be Cary Wolfe, Professor of English at Rice University.

Image descriptionCary Wolfe

Rice University

Title: Animal Studies, Biopolitics, and the Humanities

Cary Wolfe is the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor English at Rice University. His books and edited collections include Critical Environments: Postmodern Theory and the Pragmatics of the "Outside" (1998), Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal (2003), both from the University of Minnesota Press, and Animal Rites: American Culture, The Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory (University of Chicago Press, 2003). A fourth book, What Is Posthumanism?, will be appearing in 2009, and the collection The Other Emerson: New Approaches, Divergent Paths (co-edited with Branka Arsic)in 2010. He is founding editor of the series Posthumanities at the University of Minnesota Press.