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The human reimagined : posthumanism in Russia

Author: Colleen McQuillen; Julia Vaingurt
Publisher: Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Cultural revolutions.
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Examines the ways in which literary and artistic representations of the body, selfhood, subjectivity, and consciousness illuminate late- and post-Soviet ideas about the changing relationships among  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Human reimagined.
Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018031853
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colleen McQuillen; Julia Vaingurt
ISBN: 9781618117328 1618117327 9781618117793 1618117793
OCLC Number: 1029473475
Description: viii, 268 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Colleen McQuillen and Julia Vaingurt --
1. Our posthuman past: subjectivity, history and utopia in late-Soviet science fiction / Elana Gomel, Tel Aviv University --
2. Digressions in progress: posthuman loneliness and the will to play in the work of the Strugatsky Brothers / Julia Vaingurt, University of Illinois at Chicago --
3. Humans, animals, machines: scenarios of raschelovechivanie in Gray Goo and Matisse / Sofya Khagi, University of Michigan --
4. Human adaptation in late-Societ environmental science fiction / Colleen McQuillen, University of Illinois at Chicago --
5. "Drilled humans" or automated systems? reconsidering human-machine integration in late-Soviet design / Diana Kurkovsky West, Northwestern University --
6. Romantic aesthetics and cybernetic fiction / Jacob Emery, Indiana University --
7. Writing and technology: writing the self in "real time" / Kristina Toland, Bowdoin College --
8. Modes of perception in transmodal fiction: new Russian subjectivity / Katerina Lakhmitko, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign --
9. Nothing but mammals: post-Soviet sexuality after the end of history / Trevor Wilson, University of Pittsburgh --
10. Postsocialist Platonov: the question of humanism and the new Russian left / Jonathan Brooks Platt, Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg --
11. An interview with Keti Chukhrov about Love Machine / Alina Kotova, Cine Fantom --
12. Some Entropy in your Tea: notes on the ontopoetics of artificial intelligence / Alex Anikina, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Series Title: Cultural revolutions.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Colleen McQuillen and Julia Vaingurt.


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