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Posthuman Metamorphosis


Book Description: 

Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems (Fordham University Press, 2008) draws on Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway, Niklas Luhmann, Cary Wolfe, Mieke Bal, Katherine Hayles, Friedrich Kittler, and Lynn Margulis to read narratives of bodily metamorphosis as allegories of the contingencies of systems. Tracing the posthuman intuitions of both pre- and post-cybernetic metamorphs, it demonstrates the viability of second-order systems theories for narrative theory, media theory, cultural science studies, and literary criticism.


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).