The Bloomsbury Handbook of Posthumanism (Hardcover)

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By Mads Rosendahl Thomsen (Editor), Jacob Wamberg (Editor)
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As our ideas of the human have come under increasing challenges - from technological change, from medical advances, from the existential threat of climate crisis, from an ideological decentering of the human, amongst many other things - the 'posthuman' has become an increasingly central topic in the Humanities. Bringing together leading scholars from across the world and a wide range of disciplines, this is the most comprehensive available survey of cutting edge contemporary scholarship on posthumanism in literature, culture and theory.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Posthumanism explores:

- Central critical concepts and approaches, including transhumanism, new materialism and the Anthropocene
- Ethical perspectives on ecology, race, gender and disability
- Technology, from data and artificial intelligence to medicine and genetics
- A wide range of genres and forms, from literary and science fiction, through film, television and music, to comics, video games and social media.

About the Author


Mads Rosendahl Thomsen is Professor of Comparative Literature at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the author of Mapping World Literature: International Canonization and Transnational Literature (2008) and The New Human in Literature: Posthuman Visions of Changes in Body, Mind and Society (2013), and the editor of several volumes, including World Literature: A Reader (2012). He is a member of the Academia Europaea and an advisory board member of the Institute for World Literature. Jacob Wamberg is Professor of Art History at Aarhus University, Denmark. His previous books include the two-volume Landscape as World Picture: Tracing Cultural Evolution in Images (2009) and, as co-editor, The Posthuman Condition (2012) and Art, Technology and Nature: Renaissance to Postmodernity (2015). He is the chairman of the Novo Nordisk Foundation's Committee for Research in Art and Art History.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781350090477
ISBN-10: 1350090476
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: August 20th, 2020
Pages: 472
Language: English