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The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman

Posthuman

Book Description: 

Edited by Bruce Clarke and Manuela Rossini, The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman (Cambridge University Press, 2017) is the first work of its kind to gather diverse critical treatments of the posthuman and posthumanism together in a single volume. Fifteen scholars from six countries address the historical and aesthetic dimensions of posthuman figures alongside philosophical treatments of posthumanism. The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman traces the history of the posthuman in literature and other media, including film and video games, and identifies major political, philosophical, and existential issues raised in the literary and cinematic posthuman and in posthumanist discourse.

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Author Bio: 

Bruce Clarke is Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English. Clarke co-edits the book series Meaning Systems, published by Fordham University Press. His most recent books include Neocybernetics and Narrative (Minnesota 2014); the essay collection Earth, Life, and System (Fordham 2015); and, co-edited with Manuela Rossini, The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman (Cambridge 2017).

 

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