The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television

The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television

By: Thomas D. Philbeck (editor), Curtis D. Carbonell (editor), Michael Hauskeller (editor)Hardback

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What does popular culture's relationship with cyborgs, robots, vampires and zombies tell us about being human? Insightful scholarly perspectives shine a light on how film and television evince and portray the philosophical roots, the social ramifications and the future visions of a posthumanist world.

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Drew Ayers, Santa Barbara City College, USA Babette Babich, Fordham University, USA Jon Baldwin, London Metropolitan University, UK Douglas Brown, Falmouth University, UK William Brown, University of Roehampton, UK John Bruni, Grand Valley State University, USA Ivan Callus, University of Malta Curtis D. Carbonell, Khalifa University, UAE Steen Ledet Christiansen, Aalborg University, Denmark Jay Clayton, Vanderbilt University, USA T. Hugh Crawford, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA James DiGiovanna, CUNY, USA Francesca Ferrando, New York University, USA Elaine Graham, University of Chester, UK Graham Harman, American University in Cairo, Egypt Dan Hassler-Forest, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Michael Hauskeller, University of Exeter, UK Phil Henderson, University of Victoria, Canada Stefan Herbrechter, Heidelberg University, Germany Eric Hill, Winthrop University, USA James Hughes, Trinity College, USA Joel Krueger, University of Exeter, UK Tanya Krzywinska, Falmouth University, UK Kevin LaGrandeur, New York Institute of Technology, USA Tarja Laine, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Brett Lunceford, Rhetorical Scholar, USA Teodora Manea, University of Exeter, UK David Meeler, Winthrop University, USA Jeff Menne, Oklahoma State University, USA Pramod K. Nayar, University of Hyderabad, India Donal P O'Mathuna, Dublin City University, Ireland Alexander D. Ornella, University of Hull, UK Thomas D. Philbeck, World Economic Forum, Geneva Anat Pick, Queen Mary, University of London, UK Ralph Pordzik, Wurzburg University, Germany Anna Powell, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK David Roden, Open University, UK Rhys Owain Thomas, University of East Anglia, UK Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside, USA Hilary Wheaton, University of Exeter, UK Hub Zwart, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Contents

Notes on Contributors 1. Posthumanism in Film and Television; Michael Hauskeller, Thomas D. Philbeck and Curtis D. Carbonell PART I: PAVING THE WAY TO POSTHUMANISM: THE PRECURSORS 2. From DelGuat to ScarJo; William Brown 3. Self-Immolation by Technology. Jean Baudrillard and the Posthuman in Film and Television; Jon Baldwin 4. Derrida on Screen; Stefan Herbrechter 5. Bruno Latour: From the Nonmodern to the Posthuman; T. Hugh Crawford 6. Friedrich Nietzsche and the Transhuman in Film and Television; Babette Babich PART II: VARIETIES OF PEOPLE-TO-COME: POSTHUMAN BECOMINGS 7. Terminated: The Life and Death of the Cyborg in Film and Television; Rhys Owain Thomas 8. Of Iron Men and Green Monsters: Superheroes and Posthumanism; Dan Hassler-Forest 9. Growing Your Own: Monsters from the Lab and Molecular Ethics in Post-Humanist Film; Anna Powell 10. Post-Singularity Entities in Film and TV; David Roden 11. Chimeras and Hybrids. The Digital Swarms of the Posthuman Image; Drew Ayers PART III: RISE OF THE MACHINES: POSTHUMAN INTELLECTS 12: Androids and the Posthuman in Television and Film; Kevin LaGrandeur 13. 'Change for the Machines'? Posthumanism as Digital Sentience; Sherryl Vint 14. Alive in the Net; Jay Clayton and Jeff Menne 15. Autonomous Fighting Machines. Narratives and Ethics; Donal O'Mathuna PART IV: BODY AND SOUL: POSTHUMAN SUBJECTIVITIES 16. Contest of Tropes. Screened Posthuman Subjectivities; Curtis D. Carbonell 17. Representations of Cybersex in Film and Television; Hilary Wheaton 18. At Home In and Beyond Our Skin: Posthuman Embodiment; Joel Krueger 19. Constructed Worlds. Posthumanism in Film, Television and Other Cosmopoietic Media; Ivan Callus 20. Tanya Krzywinska & Douglas Brown, Games, Gamers, and Posthumanism PART V: BETTER HUMANS: POSTHUMAN CAPACITIES 21. 'Life's a Bitch, and Then You Don't Die.' Postmortality in Film and Television; Michael Hauskeller 22. A New Lease on Life: A Lacanian Analysis of Cognitive Enhancement Cinema; Hub Zwart 23. Limitless? There's a Pill for That; Kyle McNease 24. Posthumans and Democracy in Popular Culture; James Hughes 25. Negative Feelings as Emotional Enhancement; Tarja Laine PART VI: CREATING DIFFERENCE AND IDENTITY: POSTHUMAN COMMUNITIES 26. Biopleasures. Posthumanism and the Technological Imaginary in Utopian and Dystopian Film; Ralph Pordzik 27. Of Posthuman Born. Gender, Utopia, and the Posthuman, in Films and TV; Francesca Ferrando 28. Sharing Social Context: Is Community with the Posthuman Possible?; David Meeler and Eric Hill 29. Our Posthuman Skin Condition; Teodora Manea 30. Muddy Worlds: Re-Viewing Environmental Narratives; John Bruni PART VII: US AND THEM: POSTHUMAN RELATIONSHIPS 31. Executing Species: Animal Attractions in Thomas Edison and Douglas Gordon; Anat Pick 32. The Sun Never Set on the Human Empire: Haunts of Humanism in the Planet of the Apes Films; Phil Henderson 33. Uncanny Intimacies. Human and Machines in Film; Alexander Darius Ornella 34. Posthumanous Subjects; Steen Christiansen 35. Identity: Difficulties, Discontinuities and Pluralities of Personhood; James DiGiovanna PART VIII: MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN: POSTHUMAN ONTOLOGIES 36. The Final Frontier? Religion and Posthumanism in Film and Television; Elaine Graham 37. The Ghost in the Machine. Humanity and the Problem of Self-Aware Information; Brett Lunceford 38. Trust a Few, Fear the Rest: the Anxiety and Fantasy of Human Evolution; Pramod K. Nayar 39. The Posthumanist Paradigm Shift in Film and Television; Thomas D. Philbeck 40. Object Oriented Ontology; Graham Harman Bibliography Filmography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/09/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781137430311
  • Format: Hardback
  • Year: 2015
  • Number Of Pages: 473
  • ID: 9781137430311
  • weight: 871
  • ISBN10: 1137430311

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