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Posthuman Metamorphosis
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Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems

Bruce Clarke

Abstract

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 examines modern and postmodern stories of corporeal transformation through interlocking frames of posthumanism, narratology, and second-order systems theory. New media generate new metamorphs. New stories have emerged from cybernetic displacements of life, sensation, or intelligence from human beings to machines. But beyond the vogue for the cyborg and the cybernetic mash-up of the organic and the me ... More

Keywords: corporeal transformation, posthumanism, narratology, second-order systems theory, neocybernetics, narrative theory, metamorphosis, metamorphs, cyborg

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823228508
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Clarke, author