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Passionately Posthuman: From Feminist Disidentifications to Postdisciplinary Posthumanities

  • Nina Lykke
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I hold a doctoral degree from a faculty of the humanities and was educated as a literary scholar, but my relationship to the humanities has for years been ambivalent and troubled. I do not easily identify as a humanities scholar. Instead, I have come to position myself as a posthumanist and postconstructionist feminist scholar who belong to an international, trans- and postdisciplinary scholarly community of critical intellectuals with various kinds of affiliations to political movements which struggle for social and environmental justice – feminist, queer, transgender, anti-racist, anti-colonial, anti-ableist, environmental etc. movements. In academic terms, I am professor of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, which I define as a postdisciplinary discipline as elaborately reflected in earlier work (Lykke 2010, 2011). In this chapter, I will make myself accountable for my troubled relationship to the humanities and elaborate on the ways in which I position myself in a feminist version...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unit of Gender Studies, Linköping UniversityLinköpingSweden

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