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The Posthuman
ENGL 165EC - Spring 2003,  Rita Raley

Study Materials

Ruth Aylett, Robots: Bringing Intelligent Machines to Life (Barrons Educational Series, 2002)

Anne Balsamo, Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women (Durham: Duke UP, 1996)

Rodney A. Brooks, Flesh and Machines (NY: Vintage Books, 2003)

Robbie Davis-Floyd, Cyborg Babies: From Techno-Sex to Techno-Tots (NY: Routledge, 1998)

Richard Doyle, Wetwares: Experiments in Postvital Living (Minneapolis: U Minnesota Press, 2003)

Gardner R. Dozois, ed., Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future (NY: St. Martin's Press, 2002)

Olivier Dyens, Metal and Flesh: The Evolution of Man: Technology Takes Over (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001)

Mike Featherstone, ed., Cyberspace/Cyberbodies/Cyberpunk: Cultures of Technological Embodiment (London: SAGE, 1996)

Francis Fukuyama, Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002)

Elaine L. Graham, Representations of the Post/Human (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002)

Steve Grand, Creation: Life and How to Make It (Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2001)

Oliver Grau, Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003)

Chris Hables Gray, ed., The Cyborg Handbook (NY: Routledge, 1996)

Chris Hables Gray, Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age (NY: Routledge, 2002)

Judith Halberstam and Ira Livingston, eds., Posthuman Bodies (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2000)

Donna Haraway, Modest-Witness, Second-Millennium: Femaleman Meets Oncomouse: Feminism and Technoscience (NY: Routledge, 1996)

Donna Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs, Women: The Reinvention of Nature (NY: Routledge, 1991)

Donna Haraway, Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science (NY: Routledge, 1990)

N. Katherine Hayles, How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999)

Stefan Helmreich, Silicon Second Nature: Culturing Artificial Life in a Digital World (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998)

Gill Kirkup, The Gendered Cyborg: A Reader (NY: Routledge, 1999)

Arthur & Marilouise Kroker, Hacking the Future: Stories for the Flesh-Eating 90s (NY: St. Martin's Press, 1996)

Marie O'Mahony, Cyborg: The Man-Machine (London: Thames & Hudson, 2002)

R.L. Rutsky, High Techne: Art and Technology from the Machine Aesthetic to the Posthuman (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999)

Gregory Stock, Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future (Mariner Books, 2003)

Phillip Thurtle and Robert Mitchell, eds., Semiotic Flesh: Information & the Human Body (Seattle: Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, 2002) [essays by Richard Doyle, Katherine Hayles, Timothy Lenoir]

Paul Virilio, War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception, trans. P. Camiler (London: Verso, 1997)

Catherine Waldby, The Visible Human Project: Informatic Bodies and Posthuman Medicine (NY: Routledge, 2000)

Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002)

Joanna Zylinska, ed., The Cyborg Experiments: The Extensions of the Body in the Media Age (London: Continuum, 2002)

Literature & Film (selected)

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1831)

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (1932)

Alphaville (Dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)

2001: A Space Odyssey (Dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

The Terminator (1984) | Terminator 2 (Dir. James Cameron, 1991)

Brazil (Dir. Terry Gilliam, 1985)

The Fly (Dir. David Cronenberg, 1986)

RoboCop (Dir. Paul Verhoeven, 1987)

The Lawnmower Man (Dir. Brett Leonard, 1992)

Shelley Jackson, Patchwork Girl (Eastgate Systems, 1995)

Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash (1995)

eXistenZ (Dir. David Cronenberg, 1999)

The Matrix (Dir. Andy and Larry Wachowski, 1999)

The Thirteenth Floor (Dir. Josef Rusnak, 1999)

Avalon (Dir. Mamoru Oshii, 2001)

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