Inhumanities: Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference

Robert Farley
Comparative Literature
UC Los Angeles

The conference provided a platform for intellectual exchange between faculty, undergraduate and graduate students at UCLA as well as emerging scholars from other institutions, around some of the most urgent questions in the humanities and other disciplines. It reflected on inhumanities as conceptual, figurative, political or juridical moments in which the human is absent, suspended or negated. The conference afforded emerging scholars the opportunity to present their work and in so doing contribute to larger conversations about how to situate the humanities, and culture in general, in the contemporary moment. The theme is far-reaching and fundamental and therefore attracted the attention of both well-established and emerging scholars from an array of disciplines such as literature, philosophy, art, political science, geography, gender studies, sociology, history, dance, law, and more.