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Subjectivity

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 327–347 | Cite as

Posthumanism, subjectivity, autobiography

  • Stefan Herbrechter
Original Article

Abstract

In the following essay I would like to go back and reconnect a few things that may have become disjointed in sketches of posthumanist theory. In particular, the points to revisit are: the poststructuralist critique of the subject, the postmodernist approach to autobiography and the notion of the posthuman itself. I will briefly return to the work of Haraway and Hayles, before setting out the relationship between the often proclaimed ‘death of the subject’, postmodern autobiography, and a few examples of what might be termed ‘posthuman auto-biographies’.

Keywords

posthumanism speciesism subjectivity autobiography technology animal studies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Herbrechter
    • 1
  1. 1.Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry UniversityCoventryUK

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