Posthuman Pedagogies in Language Education

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cherpack Lounge, WILL 543

For some, the term posthumanism might still evoke apocalyptic scenarios of a world in which humans have been overthrown by cyborgs. In academic discourse, it has led to a growing body of scholarly work that explores how thinking beyond the human and acknowledging our co-constitution with our non-human co-habitants on planet earth make us humans better versions of ourselves. Posthumanism challenges us to emphasize justice and diversity for humans and non-humans alike.

In this workshop, we will consider the significance of human/non-human entanglements in the language classroom. We will explore, how posthuman thought and methods may be implemented in language education and how they can contribute to overall socially just pedagogies.


Yasemin Dayıoğlu-Yücel, PhD
After receiving her PhD in German Literature at the University of Göttingen, Yasemin Dayıoğlu-Yücel held positions as DAAD lecturer at Istanbul University and as DAAD visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently teaches at the University of Hildesheim with a focus on intercultural literature, environmental humanities, and the intersections between literature and digital media.

Hosted by Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies; co-sponsored by Penn Language Center.