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The Resource Towards a posthuman imagination in literature and media : monsters, mutants, aliens, artificial beings, Simona Micali

Towards a posthuman imagination in literature and media : monsters, mutants, aliens, artificial beings, Simona Micali

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Towards a posthuman imagination in literature and media : monsters, mutants, aliens, artificial beings
Title
Towards a posthuman imagination in literature and media
Title remainder
monsters, mutants, aliens, artificial beings
Statement of responsibility
Simona Micali
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Language
eng
Summary
"What if the human species were to get in touch with another intelligent species, thus far unknown? This question is the impetus for a vast, exciting catalogue of possible science fiction and fantasy stories. They serve as hypothetical answers in narrative form but can also be regarded as cognitive exercises by which we investigate the nature and destiny of humanity. In other words, any creature and any story produced in response to this question requires an assessment of our notion of the human and a redefinition of our position and role in the world. This volume aims at mapping and analysing the very rich catalogue of non-human figures which inhabit our contemporary imagery, with particular regard to science fiction literature and film. It is suggested that monsters, clones, zombies, aliens, artificial beings, cyborgs and mutants can function as ideological tools intended to confirm the role of humankind (and Western civilization) as the only possible standard of intelligent and ethical life. But they can also become cognitive instruments devised to question or criticize our vision of and behaviour toward the world, other species and ourselves. This privileged critical perspective - and the point of arrival of the book - is the category of the posthuman, which is regarded as the symbol of a possibly revolutionary vision of humanity, a wish and an invitation to embrace a new, more humble way of being and living"--
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1972-
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Micali, Simona
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New comparative criticism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters in literature
  • Monsters in motion pictures
  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction films
  • Monsters in literature
  • Monsters in motion pictures
  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction films
  • Außerirdische Intelligenz
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
  • Mutante
  • Science-Fiction
  • Ungeheuer
  • Zombie
  • 24.31 theory and aesthetics of film art
  • 17.92 comparative literature: general
Label
Towards a posthuman imagination in literature and media : monsters, mutants, aliens, artificial beings, Simona Micali
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Meeting the other, becoming other -- The subhuman -- The alien -- The simulacre -- The superhuman. The posthuman
Control code
1084631161
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9781788745826
Lccn
2018057326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084631161
Label
Towards a posthuman imagination in literature and media : monsters, mutants, aliens, artificial beings, Simona Micali
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Meeting the other, becoming other -- The subhuman -- The alien -- The simulacre -- The superhuman. The posthuman
Control code
1084631161
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9781788745826
Lccn
2018057326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084631161

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