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Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture


About the Series

In recent years, many disciplines within the humanities have become increasingly concerned with non-human actors and entities. The environment, animals, machines, objects, weather, and other non-human beings and things have taken center stage to challenge assumptions about what we have traditionally called "the human." Informed by theoretical approaches like posthumanism, the new materialisms, (including Actor Network Theory, Object-Oriented Ontology, and similar approaches) ecocriticism, and critical animal studies, such scholarship has until now had no separate and identifiable collective home at an academic press. This series will provide that home, publishing work that shares a concern with the non-human in literary and cultural studies. The series invites single-authored books and essay collections that focus primarily on literary texts, but from an interdisciplinary, theoretically-informed perspective; it will include work that crosses geographical and period boundaries. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Representing (Post)Human Enhancement Technologies in Twenty-First Century US Fiction

Representing (Post)Human Enhancement Technologies in Twenty-First Century US Fiction

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By Carmen Laguarta-Bueno
October 07, 2022

This work studies three twenty-first century novels by Richard Powers, Dave Eggers and Don DeLillo as representative of a new trend of US fiction concerned with the topic of the technological augmentation of the human condition. The different chapters provide, from the double perspective of the ...

Futures of the Human Subject Technical Mediation, Foucault and Science Fiction

Futures of the Human Subject: Technical Mediation, Foucault and Science Fiction

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By Sławomir Kozioł
September 07, 2022

Futures of the Human Subject focuses on the representation of the effects of technology use on human subjectivity in several recent near-future science fiction novels. Sharing the idea that human subjects are constructed in the world in which they exist, this volume inscribes itself in the wider ...

Entangled Fictions Nonhuman Animals in an Indian World

Entangled Fictions: Nonhuman Animals in an Indian World

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By Suvadip Sinha
August 26, 2022

Entangled Fictions: Nonhuman Animals in an Indian World studies the ethical and affective relationships between human and nonhuman animals in Indian fictional worlds. While drawing upon existing theoretical and philosophical texts with nonhumanist underpinnings, Entangled Fictions argues that the ...

Outside the Anthropological Machine Crossing the Human-Animal Divide and Other Exit Strategies

Outside the Anthropological Machine: Crossing the Human-Animal Divide and Other Exit Strategies

1st Edition

Edited By Chiara Mengozzi
February 01, 2022

In the midst of the climate crisis and the threat of the sixth extinction, we can no longer claim to be the masters of nature. Rather, we need to unlearn our species’ arrogance for the sake of all animals, human and non-human. Rethinking our being-in-the-world as Homo sapiens, this monograph argues...

The Landscapes of W. H. Auden’s Interwar Poetry Roots and Routes

The Landscapes of W. H. Auden’s Interwar Poetry: Roots and Routes

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By Ladislav Vít
December 15, 2021

This is the first book-length study foregrounding Auden’s sense of place as a means for enhancing our grasp of this crucial twentieth-century poet. Proposing that Auden had a remarkable spatial sensibility, this book concentrates on his treatment of his homeland England, as well as the North ...

Animal Remains

Animal Remains

1st Edition

Edited By Sarah Bezan, Robert McKay
November 30, 2021

The dream of humanism is to cleanly discard of humanity’s animal remains along with its ecological embeddings, evolutionary heritages and futures, ontogenies and phylogenies, sexualities and sensualities, vulnerabilities and mortalities. But, as the contributors to this volume demonstrate, animal ...

Plants in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Plants in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

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Edited By Melanie Duckworth, Lykke Guanio-Uluru
November 30, 2021

From the forests of the tales of the Brothers Grimm to Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree, from the flowers of Cicely May Barker’s fairies to the treehouse in Andy Griffith and Terry Denton’s popular 13-Storey Treehouse series, trees and other plants have been enduring features of stories for children ...

The Ethos of Digital Environments Technology, Literary Theory and Philosophy

The Ethos of Digital Environments: Technology, Literary Theory and Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited By Susanna Lindberg, Hanna-Riikka Roine
May 28, 2021

While self-driving cars and autonomous weapon systems have received a great deal of attention in media and research, the general requirements of ethical life in today’s digitalizing reality have not been made sufficiently visible and evaluable. This collection of articles from both distinguished ...

Transhumanism and Posthumanism in Twenty-First Century Narrative

Transhumanism and Posthumanism in Twenty-First Century Narrative

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Edited By Sonia Baelo-Allué, Mónica Calvo-Pascual
May 06, 2021

Transhumanism and Posthumanism in Twenty-First Century Narrative brings together fifteen scholars from five different countries to explore the different ways in which the posthuman has been addressed in contemporary culture and more specifically in key narratives, written in the second decade of ...

Bees in Early Modern Transatlantic Literature Sovereign Colony

Bees in Early Modern Transatlantic Literature: Sovereign Colony

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By Nicole A. Jacobs
November 30, 2020

This book examines apian imagery—bees, drones, honey, and the hive—in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literary and oral traditions. In England and the New World colonies during a critical period of expansion, the metaphor of this communal society faced unprecedented challenges even as it ...

Writing the Land, Writing Humanity The Maya Literary Renaissance

Writing the Land, Writing Humanity: The Maya Literary Renaissance

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By Charles M. Pigott
March 17, 2020

The Maya Literary Renaissance is a growing yet little-known literary phenomenon that can redefine our understanding of "literature" universally. By analyzing eight representative texts of this new and vibrant literary movement, the book argues that the texts present literature as a trans-species ...

Animals and Their Children in Victorian Culture

Animals and Their Children in Victorian Culture

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Edited By Brenda Ayres, Sarah Elizabeth Maier
November 27, 2019

Whether a secularized morality, biblical worldview, or unstated set of mores, the Victorian period can and always will be distinguished from those before and after for its pervasive sense of the "proper way" of thinking, speaking, doing, and acting. Animals in literature taught Victorian children ...

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