Reconfiguring human, nonhuman and posthuman in literature and culture / edited by Sanna Karkulehto, Aino-Kaisa Koistinen and Essi Varis
- Perspectives on the non-human in literature and culture
- Part 1. Towards Posthumanist Literature and Posthumanist Reading. 1. On the Possibility of a Posthuman/ist Literature(s) / Carole Guesse; 2. Posthumanist Reading: Witnessing Ghosts, Summoning Nonhuman Powers / Karoliina Lummaa; 3. Becoming-instrument: Thinking with Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation and Timothy Morton's Hyperobjects / Kaisa Kortekallio -- Part 2. Imagining Aliens and Monsters. 4. Alien Overtures: Speculating about Nonhuman Experiences with Comic Book Characters / Essi Varis; 5. Playing the Nonhuman: Alien Experiences in Aliens vs. Predator / Jonne Arjoranta; 6 Wild Things Squeezed in the Closet: Monsters of Children's Literature as Nonhuman Others / Marleena Mustola and Sanna Karkulehto -- Part 3. Becoming with Animals. 7 Dead Dog Talking: Posthumous, Preposthumous, and Preposterous Canine Narration in Charles Siebert's Angus / Mikko Keskinen; 8. Carnivorous Anatomies: Art and Being Beasts / Brad Bolman; 9. Reconfiguring Human and Nonhuman Animals in a Guiding Assemblage: Towards Posthumanist Conception of Disability / Hana Porkertová -- Part 4. Technological (Co-)Agencies. 10. Meeting the Machine Halfway: Towards Non-Anthropocentric Semiotics / Cléo Collomb and Samuel Goyet; 11. Journeys in Intensity: Human and Nonhuman Co-Agency, Neuropower, and Counterplay in Minecraft / Marleena Huuhka; 12. Cyborganic Wearables: Sociotechnical Misbehavior and the Evolution of Nonhuman Agency / Patricia Flanagan and Raune Frankjær -- Part 5. Afterword: Unnarratable Matter? 13. Unnarratable Matter: Emergence, Narrative, and Material Ecocriticism / Juha Raipola.
- "The time has come for human cultures to seriously think, to severely conceptualize, and to earnestly fabulate about all the nonhuman critters we share our world with, and to consider how to strive for more ethical cohabitation. Reconfiguring Human, Nonhuman and Posthuman in Literature and Culture tackles this severe matter within the framework of literary and cultural studies. The emphasis of the inquiry is on the various ways actual and fictional nonhumans are reconfigured in contemporary culture - although, as long as the domain of nonhumanity is carved in the negative space of humanity, addressing these issues will inevitably clamor for the reconfiguration of the human as well"--
- 9780367197476 hardcover and 0367197472 hardcover
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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