Keynote: Time traveling with Gregor Samsa, or what you can do with six legs

The Metamorphoses offers an opportunity to contemplate the unexpected shifts in our being that occur to all of us over a lifetime. The parable of Gregor Samsa’s sudden transformation from an average man to a monstrous vermin is a larger-than-life, grim version of the everyday changes we all experience moving through life. This lecture muses about other possible lives navigated, futures imagined, communities entered, environments created, and flourishing cultivated. Illness, disability, infirmity, and aging sustain the diversity of human variations.

This event will be live-captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members.