On Friday, April 23rd, the PA will host an online invited address presented by Jeffrey J. Kripal, winner of the 2020 PA Outstanding Contribution Award.

This address will discuss what Jeff calls the superhumanities, a long repressed or forgotten history of the humanities that orbits around the experience and theorization of the superhuman, first in the history of religions, then in major authors within the modern humanities (Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, and Gloria Anzaldúa, for example). Jeff will also briefly define the superhuman in relationship to the transhuman and the posthuman.

Jeff is the Associate Dean for Faculty and Graduate Studies in the School of Humanities at Rice University. He is also the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religion. He is the author of numerous books, most recently The Flip: Who You Really Are and Why It Matters (Penguin, 2020). He is pretty sure he is Spider-Man.

The address will be live-streamed to both the PA's YouTube channel and to Facebook. However, PA members get free VIP access to the Airmeet space where the event is taking place (PA members: check your email for the link).

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