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The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television

  • Michael Hauskeller
  • Thomas D. Philbeck
  • Curtis D. Carbonell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Posthumanism in Film and Television

    1. Michael Hauskeller, Thomas D. Philbeck, Curtis D. Carbonell
      Pages 1-7
  3. Paving the Way to Posthumanism: The Precursors

  4. Varieties of People-to-Come: Posthuman Becomings

  5. Rise of the Machines: Posthuman Intellects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Kevin LaGrandeur
      Pages 111-119
    3. Jeff Menne, Jay Clayton
      Pages 130-140
    4. Dónal P. O’Mathúna
      Pages 141-149
  6. Body and Soul: Posthuman Subjectivities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151

About this book


What does popular culture's relationship with cyborgs, robots, vampires and zombies tell us about being human? Insightful scholarly perspectives shine a light on how film and television evince and portray the philosophical roots, the social ramifications and the future visions of a posthumanist world.


Posthumanism Posthuman Film Studies Cinema Film Television Science Fiction Transhumanism Ontology Technology Cultural Studies Philosophy cinema ethics film Friedrich Nietzsche philosophy television

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Hauskeller
    • 1
  • Thomas D. Philbeck
    • 2
  • Curtis D. Carbonell
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ExeterUK
  2. 2.World Economic ForumSwitzerland
  3. 3.Khalifa University of Science, Technology and ResearchUAE

About the editors

Drew Ayers, Santa Barbara City College, USA Babette Babich, Fordham University, USA Jon Baldwin, London Metropolitan University, UK Douglas Brown, Falmouth University, UK William Brown, University of Roehampton, UK John Bruni, Grand Valley State University, USA Ivan Callus, University of Malta Curtis D. Carbonell, Khalifa University, UAE Steen Ledet Christiansen, Aalborg University, Denmark Jay Clayton, Vanderbilt University, USA T. Hugh Crawford, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA James DiGiovanna, CUNY, USA Francesca Ferrando, New York University, USA Elaine Graham, University of Chester, UK Graham Harman, American University in Cairo, Egypt Dan Hassler-Forest, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Michael Hauskeller, University of Exeter, UK Phil Henderson, University of Victoria, Canada Stefan Herbrechter, Heidelberg University, Germany Eric Hill, Winthrop University, USA James Hughes, Trinity College, USA Joel Krueger, University of Exeter, UK Tanya Krzywinska, Falmouth University, UK Kevin LaGrandeur, New York Institute of Technology, USA Tarja Laine, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Brett Lunceford, Rhetorical Scholar, USA Teodora Manea, University of Exeter, UK David Meeler, Winthrop University, USA Jeff Menne, Oklahoma State University, USA Pramod K. Nayar, University of Hyderabad, India Dónal P O'Mathúna, Dublin City University, Ireland Alexander D. Ornella, University of Hull, UK Thomas D. Philbeck, World Economic Forum, Geneva Anat Pick, Queen Mary, University of London, UK Ralph Pordzik, Würzburg University, Germany Anna Powell, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK David Roden, Open University, UK Rhys Owain Thomas, University of East Anglia, UK Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside, USA Hilary Wheaton, University of Exeter, UK Hub Zwart, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

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