讲座题目： Posthumanism, Digital Humanities, and World Literature in the Era of Trans 后人类主义、数字人文以及跨人类时代的世界文学
讲 座 人： Prof. Youngmin Kim（金英敏 教授）
主 持 人 ：王松林 教授
内容摘要：Why, then, are we to reach beyond or overcome ourselves and our humanity? Why are we to seek to become transhuman or further posthuman? Why do we not accept our human limits and renounce transcendence? Humans passing the era of 21th-century try to ask these questions, and at the same time have attempted to answer them. Now, humanism whose principles are based upon autonomy, reason, free will, and consciousness, has come under attack from many perspectives: 1) anti-humanist positions such as poststructuralism and postmodernism, which see human subject as the manifestation of the Other in the symbolic order of language; 2) political positions such as feminism and ecological environmentalism, which decenter/recenter human subject in terms of gender and nature; 3) posthumanism which sees technology as the cornerstone for human transcendence. What appears to be a crisis becomes an opportunity when one sees from a different perspective. The anti-humanist attack from the first poststructuralist/postmodernist position provides such a perspective, and posthumanism/transhumanism is such an opportunity, whereas the other positions have their shares in overcoming the crises as well. In this context, nevertheless, the purpose of this presentation is to provoke the significance of literature in the era of posthuman age.
讲座人简介：Youngmin Kim (South Korea), Professor of English and Humanities, a Distinguished Research Professor of Dongguk University, South Korea; Jack Ma Chair Professor of School of International Studies of Hangzhou Normal University, China; Visiting Professor at Cornell University in USA and at Sapporo Gakuin University in Japan, Visiting Scholar at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA. President of Society of Jacques Lacan & Contemporary Psychoanalysis of Korea, English Language and Literature Association of Korea, Vice-President of Ethical Literary Criticism (IAELC), International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL), The Advisory Board of IWL (2013-2017), The Executive Council Member of International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). He wrote books and articles on Modern and Contemporary World Poetries in English, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature and World Literature,. transnationalism and cultural translation, interdisciplinary border-crossing humanities, and digital humanities.