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Interlude Humanist and Posthumanist: A Dialogue

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This section is a mock dialogue between Humanist, who speaks for human recognitions, appreciation of the art-object, sympathy, rational balance, and Post-Humanist, who speaks for exploded ... More


Animal Relatives, Difficult Relations

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

in Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620234
eISBN:
9780748671670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620234.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers two sets of difficulties involving humans' relations to animals: first, those arising chronically from our complex and ambivalent psychological relations to the animals we ... More


Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Sherryl Vint

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316135
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book uses readings of science fiction texts to explore how animals are central to our perception of humanity. Arguing that the academic field of animal studies and the popular genre of science ... More


The Hybrid Hero

Stacey Abbott

in Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694907
eISBN:
9781474426725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694907.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the increasingly prevalent presence of a ‘hybrid’ hero, a hybrid of human and vampire and/or zombie, within 21st century vampire and zombie films and television. Through an ... More


The Humanist/Atheist Controversy in Richard Wright's The Outsider

Michael Lackey

in African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030357
eISBN:
9780813039459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030357.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the tension in the writings of atheists and humanists. Humanists consider the humans as arbiters of their own destiny, often rejecting the appeal to the supernatural to ground ... More


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