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Art and Posthumanism: Essays, Encounters, Conversations Art and Posthumanism Essays, Encounters, Conversations Cary Wolfe 2021 Fall
A sustained engagement between contemporary art and philosophy relating to our place in, and responsibility to, the nonhuman world
The World Is Gone: Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic The World Is Gone Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic Gregg Lambert 2022 Spring
Exploring the existential implications of the Covid-19 crisis through meditations
Young-Girls in Echoland: #Theorizing Tiqqun Young-Girls in Echoland #Theorizing Tiqqun Heather Warren-Crow and Andrea Jonsson 2022 Spring
Who’s worse, the Young-Girl or the Man-Child?
Our Grateful Dead: Stories of Those Left Behind Our Grateful Dead Stories of Those Left Behind Vinciane Despret 2021 Fall
An award-winning exploration of the presence of the dead in the lives of the living
The Three Sustainabilities: Energy, Economy, Time The Three Sustainabilities Energy, Economy, Time Allan Stoekl 2021 Fall
Bringing the word sustainability back from the brink of cliché—to a substantive, truly sustainable future
The Dance of the Arabian Babbler: Birth of an Ethological Theory The Dance of the Arabian Babbler Birth of an Ethological Theory Vinciane Despret 2021 Spring
A groundbreaking reflection on the process by which one arrives at an ethological theory
Fates of the Performative: From the Linguistic Turn to the New Materialism Fates of the Performative From the Linguistic Turn to the New Materialism Jeffrey T. Nealon 2021 Spring
A powerful new examination of the performative that asks “what’s next?” for this well-worn concept
Curiosity and Power: The Politics of Inquiry Curiosity and Power The Politics of Inquiry Perry Zurn 2021 Spring
A trailblazing exploration of the political stakes of curiosity
Invoking Hope: Theory and Utopia in Dark Times Invoking Hope Theory and Utopia in Dark Times Phillip E. Wegner 2020 Spring
An appeal for the importance of theory, utopia, and close consideration of our contemporary dark times
Curiosity Studies: A New Ecology of Knowledge Curiosity Studies A New Ecology of Knowledge Perry Zurn and Arjun Shankar, Editors 2020 Spring
The first English-language collection to establish curiosity studies as a unique field
How Not to Make a Human: Pets, Feral Children, Worms, Sky Burial, Oysters How Not to Make a Human Pets, Feral Children, Worms, Sky Burial, Oysters Karl Steel 2019 Fall
From pet keeping to sky burials, a posthuman and ecocritical interrogation of and challenge to human particularity in medieval texts
An Ecotopian Lexicon An Ecotopian Lexicon Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Brent Ryan Bellamy, Editors 2019 Fall
Presents thirty novel terms that do not yet exist in English to envision ways of responding to the environmental challenges of our generation
Homesickness: Of Trauma and the Longing for Place in a Changing Environment Homesickness Of Trauma and the Longing for Place in a Changing Environment Ryan Hediger 2019 Fall
Introducing a posthumanist concept of nostalgia to analyze steadily widening themes of animality, home, travel, slavery, shopping, and war in U.S. literature after 1945
Metaphysical Experiments: Physics and the Invention of the Universe Metaphysical Experiments Physics and the Invention of the Universe Bjørn Ekeberg 2019 Spring
An engaging critique of the science and metaphysics behind our understanding of the universe
Cyberwar and Revolution: Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism Cyberwar and Revolution Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism Nick Dyer-Witheford and Svitlana Matviyenko 2019 Spring
Uncovering the class conflicts, geopolitical dynamics, and aggressive capitalism propelling the militarization of the internet
Zoological Surrealism: The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé Zoological Surrealism The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé James Leo Cahill 2019 Spring
An archive-based, in-depth analysis of the surreal nature and science movies of the pioneering French filmmaker Jean Painlevé
Anthropocene Poetics: Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction Anthropocene Poetics Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction David Farrier 2019 Spring
How poetry can help us think about and live in the Anthropocene by reframing our intimate relationship with geological time
Outsider Theory: Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas Outsider Theory Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas Jonathan P. Eburne 2018 Fall
A vital and timely reminder that modern life owes as much to outlandish thinking as to dominant ideologies
99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value: A Postcapitalist Manifesto 99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value A Postcapitalist Manifesto Brian Massumi 2018 Fall
A speculative exploration of value, emphasizing practical experimentation in its future forms
The User Unconscious: On Affect, Media, and Measure The User Unconscious On Affect, Media, and Measure Patricia Ticineto Clough 2018 Spring
Wide-ranging essays and experimental prose forcefully demonstrate how digital media and computational technologies have redefined what it is to be human
After Extinction After Extinction Richard Grusin, Editor 2018 Spring
A multidisciplinary exploration of extinction and what comes next
Veer Ecology: A Companion for Environmental Thinking Veer Ecology A Companion for Environmental Thinking Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert, Editors 2017 Fall
An innovative toolkit designed to prompt new awareness of the risk and potential of living on—and with—an alarmingly dynamic planet
Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia Transhumanism Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia Andrew Pilsch 2017 Fall
Exploring the rich history and utopian potential of transhumanism’s belief that humanity is on the cusp of radical evolutionary transformation
Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan and Nils Bubandt, Editors 2017 Spring
Can humans and other species continue to inhabit the earth together?
Anthropocene Feminism Anthropocene Feminism Richard Grusin, Editor 2017 Spring
A stunning experiment in thinking of the Anthropocene through feminism and queer theory
Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times Against Purity Living Ethically in Compromised Times Alexis Shotwell 2016 Fall
Why contamination and compromise might be a starting point for doing something, instead of a reason to give up
Object-Oriented Feminism Object-Oriented Feminism Katherine Behar, Editor 2016 Fall
A discipline-expanding book that explores the political and ethical potential of being an object
Fuel: A Speculative Dictionary Fuel A Speculative Dictionary Karen Pinkus 2016 Fall
Undoing the dream of free, clean power from A to Z
What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions? What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions? Vinciane Despret 2016 Spring
A provocative challenge to the marginalization of “humanlike” aspects of animal life
The Age of Lovecraft The Age of Lovecraft Carl H. Sederholm and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Editors 2016 Spring
The first sustained look at Lovecraft in relation to twenty-first-century critical theory and culture
Manifestly Haraway Manifestly Haraway Donna J. Haraway 2016 Spring
Breaking down the binaries: two manifestos and a conversation on dogs and cyborgs, the implosion of technology, and human and nonhuman beings
A Love of UIQ A Love of UIQ Félix Guattari 2016 Spring
An exciting attempt by one of France’s best-known thinkers wherein he explores his thought through cinematic narrative.
Elemental Ecocriticism: Thinking with Earth, Air, Water, and Fire Elemental Ecocriticism Thinking with Earth, Air, Water, and Fire Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert, Editors 2015 Fall
Brings to ecotheory and the environmental humanities the challenges and possibilities offered by thinking in elemental terms
Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses Dead Matter The Meaning of Iconic Corpses Margaret Schwartz 2015 Fall
A corpse is much more than a dead body
All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy All Thoughts Are Equal Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy John Ó Maoilearca 2015 Fall
A much-needed illumination of the “non-philosophy” of François Laruelle
Cosmic Pessimism Cosmic Pessimism Eugene Thacker 2015 Fall
“A philosophy exists between the axiom and the sigh. Pessimism is the wavering, the hovering.”
Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman Stone An Ecology of the Inhuman Jeffrey Jerome Cohen 2015 Spring
A beautifully written account of stone’s intimacy to what it means to be human
Necromedia Necromedia Marcel O’Gorman 2015 Spring
An unusual answer to a common question: Why does technology play such a powerful role in our culture?
A Geology of Media A Geology of Media Jussi Parikka 2015 Spring
A sweeping new ecological take on technology
Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction Quentin Meillassoux 2015 Spring
Imagining a fiction where science is impossible
The Nonhuman Turn The Nonhuman Turn Richard Grusin, Editor 2015 Spring
A groundbreaking work introducing a new series in twenty-first-century studies
No Speed Limit: Three Essays on Accelerationism No Speed Limit Three Essays on Accelerationism Steven Shaviro 2015 Spring
Proposes a vision of survival and flourishing in the face of economic and environmental catastrophe
The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism The Universe of Things On Speculative Realism Steven Shaviro 2014 Fall
An up-to-the-moment critique of a recent turn in philosophical thought
Gestures Gestures Vilém Flusser 2014 Spring
An analysis of gestures great and small, from a renowned media theorist—available in English for the first time
Summa Technologiae Summa Technologiae Stanisław Lem 2014 Spring
From the acclaimed author of the science fiction novel Solaris, a pre-Dawkins exposition of evolution as a blind and chaotic watchmaker
Prismatic Ecology: Ecotheory beyond Green Prismatic Ecology Ecotheory beyond Green Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Editor 2013 Fall
Traces the impress and agency of ecologies that cannot be reduced to the bucolic expanses of green readings
Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World Hyperobjects Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World Timothy Morton 2013 Fall
The world as we know it has already come to an end
Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from the Edges of Science Cosmic Apprentice Dispatches from the Edges of Science Dorion Sagan 2013 Spring
A renowned writer takes us on an intellectual thrill ride to challenge scientific and philosophical dogma
Vampyroteuthis Infernalis: A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste Vampyroteuthis Infernalis A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste Vilém Flusser and Louis Bec 2012 Fall
Pondering the human condition while examining the vampire squid from hell
Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Ian Bogost 2012 Spring
A bold new metaphysics that explores how all things—from atoms to green chiles, cotton to computers—interact with, perceive, and experience one another
Cosmopolitics II Cosmopolitics II Isabelle Stengers 2011 Fall
A sweeping inquiry that critiques modern science’s claims of objectivity, rationality, and truth
Vilém Flusser: An Introduction Vilém Flusser An Introduction Anke Finger, Rainer Guldin and Gustavo Bernardo 2011 Spring
The first introduction to a key thinker in twentieth-century media philosophy and cultural theory
Junkware Junkware Thierry Bardini 2010 Fall
The essential junkiness of our culture and biology
Cosmopolitics I Cosmopolitics I Isabelle Stengers 2010 Spring
A sweeping critique of the role and authority of modern science in contemporary society
What Is Posthumanism? What Is Posthumanism? Cary Wolfe 2009 Fall
Beyond humanism and anthropocentrism
Dorsality: Thinking Back through Technology and Politics Dorsality Thinking Back through Technology and Politics David Wills 2008 Spring
An ambitious investigation of what lurks behind our humanity and our technology
The Parasite The Parasite Michel Serres 2007 Spring
The foundational work in the area now known as posthuman thought
Biomedia Biomedia Eugene Thacker 2004 Spring
The merging of computer science and molecular biology, genetic codes and computer codes

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