Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, “Infernal Enclosures and Vertically Challenged Worldly Animals: Luhmann and Heidegger in Sloterdijk”
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Room 119 Humanities Building
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA
Over the last decades, German developments in media theory, the study of cultural techniques and the resurgence of Philosophical Anthropology have involved the elaboration of ideas similar to those current in the North American Posthumanities. The talk is part of a larger project aimed at a trans-Atlantic engagement by concentrating on relevant issues in the work of Peter Sloterdijk.
Geoffrey Winthrop-Young is professor in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia. His research now focuses on theory issues at the intersection of media theory, animal studies and cultural techniques. Among other publications, he has translated Friedrich Kittler’s book Gramophone, Film, Typewriter into English, and is the author of Kittler and the Media from Polity Press.