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Posthuman Transformations. Bodies and Texts in Cyberspace
Posthuman Transformations. Bodies and Texts in Cyberspace

Author(s): Aleksandra Glavanakova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature, British Literature, American Literature, Sociology of Literature
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: cyberspace; hypertext; cybertext, cyborg; cyberpunk; computer-mediated textuality; electronic literature; posthumanism; transhumanism; phenomenology; body transformations; technogenesis
Summary/Abstract: Posthuman Transformations: Bodies and Texts in Cyberspace explores the re/positioning of the human body and the evolution of the textual body in technological culture. Through the examination of a selection of fictional texts - both print and computer-mediated - an extensive account of the transformations of the bodies of fictional characters and the actual reader in interaction with/(in) cyberspace is presented. The book is interdisciplinary - at the crossroads of posthumanism, postmodern literary theory, phenomenology and the philosophy of technology. The author seeks to answer the interrelated questions: How is the human body imagined in print and computer-mediated fictional texts? What is the body’s role in redefining the human in technological culture?

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-954-07-3869-7
  • Page Count: 254
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English