∞ “The Future of the Humanities in Posthuman Times” (pdf) – Yves Citton, Sara Guyer, Ullrich Langer, Frédéric Neyrat, and Jan Miernowski (2018-2019)
• Jan Miernowski’s research and teaching interests focus on the aesthetic response of literature to the diverse discourses of early modern and contemporary philosophy, theology, science and politics. His doctoral thesis was devoted to the poetic expression of Renaissance logic. The subsequent books comprise a wide-ranging study of the impact of negative theology on French 16th-century poetry, on Medieval and Renaissance philosophy, as well as specifically on the poetics of Montaigne’s skepticism. He published in Polish a monograph on allegory in French literature from the Roman de la rose to Pascal, and a co-authored critical edition of poetry by Peletier du Mans. Jan Miernowski’s most recent books include a monograph on the aesthetics of hatred in French and Francophone literature from the 16th to the 21st century; an edited volume on the interplay between the grotesque and the sublime; and an edited collection of essays on the dialogue between Renaissance humanism and 20th-century antihumanism. His current project tests the conditions of possibility of a humanism for our posthuman times.
• Frédéric Neyrat is a French philosopher, professor at UW-Madison (English department), and editor of Alienocene. Next book: Literature and Materialisms (Routledge, January 2020).