Keynotes & invited talks

  • Posthumanist Literature?”, Keynote (Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman, University of Geneva, June 2015).
  • “Posthumanism: Ethics, Politics, Aesthetics”, Invited Speaker (PhD programme Art, Literature and Cultural Studies, Aarhus University, September 2014).
  • “Posthumanism, Education, Methodology”, Invited Speaker (Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance at the Open University, London, Workshop on “Posthuman Method”, June 2014)
  • Posthumanism without technology”, Keynote (Tel Aviv University, “Oh-Man, Oh-Machine: The Politics and Aesthetics of Posthumanism”, May 2014).
  • “Originary Mediality”, Invited Speaker (Universität Mannheim, Workshop “Posthumanist Perspectives”, March 2014).
  • “Panel Debate: Post-Human Humanities for the Global Era” (Aarhus, Negotiating the Humanities, November 2013).
  • “John Keats’s ‘Ode to a Nightingale’: A Posthumanist Reading” (English Department, University of Malta, October 2013).
  • “Lifewriting” (University of Malta, Writing Life, March 2013).
  • Post Proto Ana-: Constructions of the Future” (Winterschool, University of Bern, IASH, Timing Transformations, February 2013).
  • “Posthuman – Posthumanismus – Posthumanität” (University of Heidelberg, Vortragsreihe: Sozialgeschichte – Eine Disziplin wird neu gedacht!, January 2013).
  • The Rhetoric of the Posthuman” (University of Ploiesti, Ethos – Pathos – Logos, October 2012).
  • Roundtable “Posthumanist Approaches to the Nonhuman: A Transatlantic Comparison” (University of Wisconsin, SLSA, September 2012).
  • “Just Gaming with the Posthuman” (University of Malta, Digital Games and Literary Theory, March 2012).
  • “Shakespeare – Early, Late or Posthumanist: The Case of Hamlet” (University of Bucharest, Literature and the Long Modernity, November 2011).
  • “Posthumanism and Autobiography”(Doctoral School “Life Writing”, University of Mainz, February 2011).
  • “Posthumanismus, Subjekt und System” (Was wird Denken heissen? Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, HfG Forschungsinstitut, Karlsruhe, July 2010).
  • “Mehr oder weniger menschlich – Für einen aufgeklärten Posthumanismus” (Studium Generale, Universität Mainz, June 2010).
  • “Intertissuality” (SLSA-EU Textures – The 6th European Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, “Roundtable on Materiality and Textuality I, with Yves Abiroux, Stefan Herbrechter, Vicki Kirby, Joseph Tabbi, and Elizabeth Wislon, Riga, June 2010).
  • “Brooding – Life after Animals” (Zoontotechnics – Animality/Technicity, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University, May 2010) [subplenary speaker].
  • “Identity – Difference – Alterity” (Graduate School@IASH, Universität Bern, May 2010).
  • “Life in Theory” (Style in Theory/Styling Theory, University of Malta, November 2009 [invited keynote speaker]).
  • “Posthumanist Shakespeares” (Humankinds: The Renaissance and Its Anthropologies, Universität München, July 2009).
  • “Representing the Posthuman” (Universität Braunschweig, January 2004)
  • “The Metaphysics of Treasure – Romanticism… In Theory” (Treasures Universität Hannover, July 2009).
  • “Cyborgia and the Posthuman” (University of St. Gallen, November 2008).
  • “Was leisten die Cultural Studies in der Schule?” (Universität Hildesheim, October 2007).
  • The Matrix, Posthumanism and Subjectivity”, Guest Speaker, “Exit the Human – Enter the Posthuman?” Postgraduate Seminar (University of Amsterdam, April 2006).
  • “Posthumanism and Gender”, Literature and Comparison, Faculty of Arts Staff and Postgraduate Seminar Series (University of Malta, February 2006).
  • “Gender and Posthumanism” (Universität Bochum, January 2006).
  • “Theses for a European Cultural Theory” (University of Birmingham, April 2004).
  • Intervention at Kulturwissenschaften in der Anglistik: Versuch einer Standortbestimmung, Panel on “Lehrinhalte und Qualifikationsprofile” (Dortmund, April 2003).
  • “Deconstruction, Postcolonialism and Europe”, Vortrag im Rahmen des Graduiertenkollegs der American Studies (Universität Regensburg, May 2001).
  • “Xenography – Strangers and Strangeness in Literature, Theory and Culture”, Vortrag im Rahmen des Graduiertenkollegs Anglistik (Universität Regensburg, May 2001).
  • “Theory of Childhood – Childhood of Theory: Toy Story and Toy Story II”, Research Seminar at the Department of Media and Communication Queen Margaret University College (Edinburgh March 2001).
  • “The Institution of the Cultural: Critical and Cultural Theory, Cultural Criticism, Cultural Analysis, Cultural Studies”, Cultural Studies, Theories and Disciplines (Université Paris VII, December 2000).
  • “Bilingualism and Translation in Derrida and Postmodern Fiction”, Literary Theory Forum (University of Malta, April 1999).