Tag: posthuman

Do Androids Dream of Electric Mothers?

2006-11-29

Linda Brigham reviews Katherine Hayles’ My Mother was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts.

Epic at the End of Empire

2011-12-07

In The American Epic Novel, Gilbert Adair presents a “State-of-the-Empire address” that interrogates the epical form in a time where authors no longer talk of writing “The Great American Novel.” As Joseph Tabbi finds, such an exploration goes beyond expanding the canon and presents “a new, compelling context for ‘the literary’ itself.”

Review of Stacy Alaimo's Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self

2011-09-14

Beginning his review by reflecting on the book’s cover art, John Bruni speculates that a punk aesthetic runs throughout Alaimo’s posthuman environmentalism. Providing brief treatments of each chapter, he argues that the book’s trans-corporeal understanding of the relationship between bodies and places disrupts “the very heart of what we know about ourselves.”

Finding the Human in "the messy, contingent, emergent mix of the material world": Embodiment, Place, and Materiality in Stacy Alaimo's Bodily Natures

2011-09-07

In this review Veronica Vold charts the posthuman environmental ethic in Stacy Alaimo’s Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self and notes how the text draws together issues of race, (dis)ability, and the environment in a way that disrupts the boundaries between bodies and places.

The Cheshire Cat's Grin

2004-12-06

Diana Lobb responds to Katherine Hayles and ponders the ambiguities of dialogue.

Histories of the Present

2003-06-12

Darren Tofts reviews a popularization by Marie O’Mahony and an auto-critique of cyberculture by Andrew Murphie and John Potts.

Lexia to Perplexia:

2000-12-30

hypertext? cybertext? hypermedia? webart? while new media critics debate the terms, Talan Memmott has produced the thing itself, a creative use of applied technology.

Pervaded by Epistemology

2003-04-20

A review of Writing Machines, building on a number of the book’s earlier reviewers in ebr and elsewhere.

The Question of the Animal

2003-03-31

On a posthumanism potentially worthy of the name.

Kaye in Wonderland

2003-03-20

Komninos Zervos reviews the Hayles/Burdick collaboration, Writing Machines (2003), and reengages the cyberdebates (initiated in Y2K).

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