116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Agency of Objects: Expressions of Materiality Theory in Literature and Culture

Presiding Officer: 
William Christopher Burwick, Hamilton College

Materiality Theory refers to the relationship between humans and the objects they worship, keep, or consume. In this relationship it is the object that becomes imbued with, or even possesses as a distinct quality, its own agency, which may become dominant over that of humankind. This panel seeks to explore this relationship between objects and human beings as expressed in literature, film, or culture.

Closed (not accepting submissions)
Topic Type: 
Special Session