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Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems

Bruce Clarke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228508
eISBN:
9780823240999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From Dr. Moreau's Beast People to David Cronenberg's Brundlefly, Stanislaw Lem's robot constructors in the Cyberiad to Octavia Butler's human/alien constructs in the Xenogenesis trilogy, this book ... More


The Mandate of Dignity

Drucilla Cornell and Nick Friedman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823268108
eISBN:
9780823272457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268108.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A major American legal thinker, the late Ronald Dworkin also helped shape new dispensations in the Global South. In South Africa, in particular, his work has been fiercely debated in the context of ... More


The Future Life of Trauma: Partitions, Borders, Repetition

Jennifer Yusin (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275458
eISBN:
9780823277131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275458.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Future Life of Trauma elaborates a transformation in the concepts of trauma and event by situating a ground-breaking encounter between psychoanalytic and postcolonial discourses. It unfolds a new ... More


A Silent Transformation

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chinese thought and culture emphasize transitions, invisible germinations, and sentient life in contrast to Western culture that is focused on fixed identity. Gentleness is tied to this gradual ... More


Becoming What One Sees

Emanuele Coccia

in Sensible Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses the transformation that takes place in the subject when he assumes an image. It first considers Jacques Lacan's claim that the real issue in encountering the image of the self ... More


Identity Is Not a Figure

Jean-Luc Nancy

in Identity: Fragments, Frankness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823256105
eISBN:
9780823261314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256105.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In chapter 3, Nancy argues that to engage a debate on national identity in this way is a “deadly process” (processus mortifère), in the sense that it closes off identities from what makes them alive. ... More


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Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deals with transformation after the disaster. The effects of Fukushima are incalculable—on the earth, on the regions, the seas, and for the economies of energy of a country. What is ... More


The First Confiscation Act

John Syrett

in The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823224890
eISBN:
9780823240852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224890.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Samuel Gridley Howe and other abolitionists believed that with the firing on Fort Sumter, God had “opened the way” for the emancipation of the slaves and the subjugation of the “Slave power.” Many ... More


Things at the Edge of the World

RICHARD KEARNEY and KASCHA SEMONOVITCH

in Phenomenologies of the Stranger: Between Hostility and Hospitality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234615
eISBN:
9780823240722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234615.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter turns to liminal experiences, this time of “things at the edge of the world.” It reposes Martin Heidegger's question, What is a “thing”? Phenomenologically revealed, things open worlds ... More


Introduction: Posthuman Metamorphosis

Bruce Clarke

in Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228508
eISBN:
9780823240999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Modern and contemporary stories of posthuman transformation are anticipated and overlapped by the forms taken by tales of metamorphosis. Fictions of bodily transformation are also allegories of new ... More


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