Bodies-Becoming and Identity Machines: Post/human Literatures

Fall 2008

Prof. Eileen Joy


ECR = Electronic Course Reserves  

Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulation. Trans. Sheila Faria Glaser. University of Michigan Press, 1994.

[on ECR: "The Precession of Simulacra"; "Clone Story"; "The Animals: Territory and Metamorphoses"]

Bell, David and Barbara M. Kennedy, eds. The Cybercultures Reader. Routledge, 2000.

[on ECR: Michael Benedikt, "Cyberspace: First Steps"; Kevin Robins, "Cyberspace and the World We Live In"; Forest Pyle, "Making Cyborgs, Making Humans: Of Terminators and Blade Runners"; David Tomas, "The Technophilic Body: On Technicity in William Gibson's Cyborg Culture"]

Bennett, Jane. The Enchantment of Modern Life: Attachments, Crossings, and Ethics. Princeton University Press, 2001.

[on ECR: "Cross-Species Encounters"; "The Marvelous Worlds of Paraclesus, Kant, and Deleuze"]

Bettelheim, Bruno. The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales. Knopf, 1976.

Braidotti, Rosi. Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming. Polity Press, 2002.

[on ECR: "Met(r)amorphoses: Becoming Woman/Animal/Insect"; "Meta(l)morphoses: The Becoming Machine"]

Brooker, Will, ed. The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic. Wallflower, 2005.

Butler, Judith. Undoing Gender. Routledge, 2004.

[on ECR: "Beside Oneself: On the Limits of Sexual Autonomy"]

Bynum, Caroline Walker. Metamorhposis and Identity. Zone Books, 2001.

[on ECR: "Metamorphosis, or Gerald and the Werewolf"]

- - - . "Why All the Fuss About the Body? A Medievalist's Perspective." Critical Inquiry 22.1 (Autumn 1995): 1-33. [ECR]

Caillois, Roger. The Edge of Surrealism: A Roger Caillois Reader. Duke University Press, 2003.

[on ECR: "The Praying Mantis"; "The Natural Fantastic"]

Cavallaro, Dani. Cyberpunk and Cyberculture: Science Fiction and the Work of William Gibson. Athlone Press, 2000.

Damasio, Antonio. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. Penguin Books, 1994.

[on ECR: "Unpleasantness in Vermont"; "The Body-Minded Brain"]

Deleuze, Gilles. The Deleuze Reader, ed. Constantin V. Boundas. Columbia University Press, 1993.

[on ECR: "What Is Becoming?"; "Becoming-Animal"]

Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari. Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Trans. Brian Massumi. University of Minnesota Press, 1983.

[on ECR: "The Desiring-Machines"]

- - - . A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Trans. Brian Massumi. University of Minnesota Press, 1987.

[on ECR: "1914: One or Several Wolves?"; "November 28, 1947: How Do You Make Yourself a Body Without Organs?"; "1730: Becoming-Intense, Becoming-Animal, Becoming Imperceptible . . ."]

Dennett, Daniel C. Consciousness Explained. Back Bay Books, 1991.

[on ECR: "The Reality of Selves"; "Consciousness Imagined"]

Elliott, Carl. "Dark Passage: Bioenhancement and Boredom." The Hedgehog Review 3.2 (Summer 2001): 46-64. [ECR]

Featherstone, Mike and Roger Burrows, eds. Cyberspace/Cyberbodies/Cyberpunk: Cultures of Technological Embodiment. SAGE Publications, 1995.

Featherstone, Mike, Mike Hepworth, and Bryan S. Turner, eds. The Body: Social Process and Cultural Theory. SAGE Publications, 1991.

[on ECR: Bryan S. Turner, "Recent Developments in the Theory of Body"; Scott Lash, "Genealogy and the Body"; Roy Boyne, "The Art of the Body in the Discourse of Postmodernity"]

Fukuyama, Francis. Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution. Farar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.

[on ECR: "Human Dignity"]

Graham, Elaine L. Representations of the Post/human: Monsters, Aliens, and Others in Popular Culture. Rutgers University Press, 2002.

[on ECR: "What Made Victor's Creature Monstrous?"; "The End of the 'Human'?"]

Gray, Chris Hables, ed. The Cyborg Handbook. Routledge, 1995.

Grosz, Elizabeth. Time Travels: Feminism, Nature, Power. Duke University Press, 2005.

[on ECR: "Darwin and the Ontology of Life"; "The Nature of Culture"]

- - - . Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism. Indiana University Press, 1994.

[on ECR: "The Body As Inscriptive Surface"; "Intensities and Flows"]

Halberstam, Judith and Ira Livingston, eds. Posthuman Bodies. Indiana University Press, 1995.

[on ECR: "Introduction: Posthuman Bodies"]

Haraway, Donna J. The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness. Prickly Paradigm Press, 2003.

- - - . Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science. Routledge, 1989.

[on ECR: "Introduction: The Persistence of Vision"; "Teddy Bear Patriarchy: Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden, New York City, 1908-1936"]

- - - . Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. Routledge, 1991.

[on ECR: "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century"]

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

[on ECR: "Toward Embodied Virtuality"; "Liberal Subjectivity Imperiled: Norbert Weiner and Cybernetic Anxiety"; "Turning Reality Inside Out and Right Side Out: Boundary Work in the Mid-Sixties Novels of Philip K. Dick"]

Heuser, Sabine. Virtual Geographies: Cyberpunk at the Intersection of the Postmodern and Science Fiction. Rodopi, 2003.

Kerman, Judith B., ed. Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

Kuswa, Kevin. "Machinic Rhetoric, Highways and Interpellating Motions." Rhizomes 8 (Spring 2004). [ECR]

Lakoff, George and Mark Johnson. Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought. Basic Books, 1999.

[on ECR: "The Mind"; "The Self"; "Philosophy in the Flesh"]

Latour, Bruno. Aramis, or the Love of Technology. Trans. Catherine Porter. Harvard University Press, 1996.

Lock, Margaret. "Containing the Elusive Body." The Hedgehog Review 3.2 (Summer 2001): 65-78. [ECR]

Mullen, R.D. et al., eds. On Philip K. Dick: 40 Articles from Science Fiction Studies. SF-TH, Inc., 1992.

Orenstein, Catherine. Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale. New edition. Basic Books, 2003.

Palmer, Christopher. Philip K. Dick: Exhiliration and Terror of the Postmodern. Liverpool University Press, 2003.

Pepperell, Robert. The Posthuman Condition: Consciousness Beyond the Brain. Intellect Books, 2003.

[on ECR: "Consciousness, Humans, and Complexity"; "Synthetic Beings"; "What Is Posthumanism"?

Propp, Vladmir. Morphology of the Folktale. Trans. Laurence Scott. 2nd edition. University of Texas Press, 1968.

Tatar, Maria. The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales. 2nd expanded edition. Princeton University Press, 2003.

[on ECR: "Victims and Seekers: The Family Romance of Fairy Tales"]

Turkle, Sherry. Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet. Simon and Schuster, 1995.

van Alphen, Ernst. Francis Bacon and the Loss of Self. Harvard University Press, 1993.

[on ECR: "Bodyscapes"]

Umland, Samuel J., ed. Philip K. Dick: Contemporary Critical Interpretations. Greenwood Press, 1995.

von Franz, Marie-Luise. Archetypal Patterns in Fairy Tales. Inner City Books, 1997.

- - - . The Interpretation of Fairy Tales. Trans. Kendra Crossen. Shambhala Publications, 1970.

Warner, Marina. Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds. Oxford University Press, 2002.

[on ECR: "Mutating"]

Warrick, Patricia S. Mind in Motion: The Fiction of Philip K. Dick. Southern Illinois University Press, 1987.

Winner, Langdon. "Are Humans Obsolete?" The Hedgehog Review 4.3 (Fall 2002): 25-44.

Wolfe, Cary. Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory. University of Chicago Press, 2003.

[on ECR: "In the Shadow of Wittgenstein's Lion: Language, Ethics, and the Question of the Animal"]

Wolfe, Cary, ed. Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal. University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

[on ECR: Alphonso Lingis, "Animal Body, Inhuman Face"]

Yates, Julian. "Counting Sheep: Dolly Does Utopia (Again)." Rhizomes 8 (Spring 2004). [ECR]

Zipes, Jack. Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales. 2nd revised edition. University of Kentucky Press, 2002.

- - - . The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World. 2nd edition. Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

- - - . Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion: The Classical Genre for Children and the Process of Civilization. 2nd edition. Routledge, 2006.

Zuss, Mark. "Zoography." Rhizomes 7 (Fall 2003). [ECR]