Texts to Purchase
- Gates, Jaym, Ed. Eclipse Phase: After the Fall. The Anthology of Transhuman Survival & Horror. Posthuman Studios, 2016. Purchase at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/166451/Eclipse-Phase-After-the-Fall?affiliate_id=77000&SRC=EPReleases ($1.99 to $6.99 depending on e-format)
- Maniac (2018). Netflix
- Ghost in the Shell. Mamoru Oshii. $2.99 rental on Amazon streaming video. https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Shell-2-0-Crispin-Freeman/dp/B00EA7UYSM/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1548535344&sr=8-7&keywords=ghost+in+the+shell
Online course documents and readings posted on Blackboard. You are responsible for downloading and reading each text before the class session it is due, and bring a copy for discussion (printed or electronic).
Badmington, Neil. “Theorizing Posthumanism.” Cultural Critique 53.1 (2003): 10-27. JSTOR. Web. 4 Sept. 2016.
Baudrillard, Jean. “The Ecstasy of Communication.” The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture. New York: New Press, 2002: 126-134.
Bogost, Ian. Persuasive Games: the expressive power of videogames. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007: 15-28
Boyle, Casey. “Rhetorical Ecologies of Posthuman Practice.” Rhetoric as a Posthuman Practice. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Press, 2018. 27-59
Braidotti, Rosi. “Post-Anthroprocentrism: Life beyond the species.” The Posthuman. Oxford: Polity, 2013. 55-104
Butler, Judith. “Bodies that Matter.” Bodies that Matter. New York: Routledge, 1993. 3-27
Chiang, Ted. “Story of Your Life.” Stories of Your Life and Others. Vintage, reissue edition 2016. 91-146
Davies, Sally. “Encounters with the Posthuman.” Nautilus. April 29, 2013. http://nautil.us/issue/1/what-makes-you-so-special/encounters-with-the-posthuman
Deleuze, Gilles, and Felix Guattari. “Introduction Rhizome” A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Trans. by Brian Massumi. Minneapolis, MN: Univesity of Minnesota Press, 1987. 3-25
Derrida, Jacques. “The Ends of Man.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 30:1 (Sept. 1969). 31-57
—–. “Violence Against Animals.”
Descartes, Rene. Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy. 4th Edition. Trans. by Donald A. Cress. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co, 1998. 1-44
Edbauer, Jenny. “Unframing Models of Public Distribution: From Rhetorical Situation to Rhetorical Ecologies.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly. 35:4 (Fall 2005), 5-24.
Foucault, Michel. “The Birth of the Asylum.” The Foucault Reader. Ed. Paul Rabinow. New York: Pantheon Books, 1985. 141-167
—–. “What is Enlightenment?” The Foucault Reader. Ed. Paul Rabinow. New York: Pantheon Books, 1985. 32-50
Graham, Elaine L. “Gods and monsters.” Representations of the post/human: Monsters, aliens and others in popular culture. Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002. 221-235
Hallenbeck, Sarah. “Toward a Posthuman Perspective: Feminist Rhetorical Methodologies and Everyday Practices.” Advances in the History of Rhetoric. 15:1, 2012. 9-27. Downloaded from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15362426.2012.657044
Harraway, Donna. “The Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century.” Simians, Cyborgs, and Women. New York: Routledge, 1991. 149-181
Hayles, N. Katherine. “Prologue” and “Toward Embodied Virtuality.” How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago, 1999. xi-24
Heidegger, Martin. “Building Dwelling Thinking.” Basic Writings. Ed. David Farrell Krell. San Francisco, CA: Harper San Francisco, 1993. 343-364
—–. “The Question Concerning Technology.” The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays. Trans. William Lovitt. New York: Garland Publishing Inc, 1977. 3-35
—–. “The Way to Language.” Basic Writings. Ed. David Farrell Krell. San Francisco, CA: Harper San Francisco, 1993. 393-426
Hughes, James. “Being Happier.” Citizen Cyborg: why democratic societies must respond to the redesigned human of the future. Cambridge, MA: Westview Press, 2004. 43-52
Pepperell, Robert. The Posthuman Condition: Consciousness beyond the Brain. Bristol: Intellect, 2009.
Rickert, Thomas. Ambient Rhetoric: the Attunements of Rhetorical Being. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013.
de Spinoza, Benedict. A Spinoza Reader: The Ethics and Other Works. Ed. and Trans. by Edwin Curley. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994.
Tanahashi, Kazuaki, and Peter Levitt, Eds. The Essential Dogen: Writings of the Great Zen Master. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, Inc, 2013.
Wolfe, Cary. “Animal Studies, Disability Studies, and Who Comes after the Subject.” What is posthumanism? Minneapolis, MN: University of Minn. Press, 2010. 127-142