Posthumanism and Higher Education

Reimagining Pedagogy, Practice and Research

  • Carol A. Taylor
  • Annouchka Bayley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Entangled Pedagogic Provocations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Bente Ulla, Ninni Sandvik, Ann Sofi Larsen, Mette Røe Nyhus, Nina Johannesen
      Pages 31-53
    3. Kathryn J. Strom, John Lupinacci
      Pages 103-121
    4. Sarah Hepler, Susan Cannon, Courtney Hartnett, Teri Peitso-Holbrook
      Pages 141-151
  3. Inventive Practice Intra-Ventions

  4. Experimental Research Engagements

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 367-375

About this book


This book explores ways in which posthumanist and new materialist thinking can be put to work in order to reimagine higher education pedagogy, practice and research. The editors and contributors illuminate how we can move the thinking and doing of higher education out of the humanist cul-de-sac of individualism, binarism and colonialism and away from anthropocentric modes of performative rationality. Based in a reconceptualization of ontology, epistemology and ethics which shifts attention away from the human towards the vitality of matter and the nonhuman, posthumanist and new materialist approaches pose a profound challenge to higher education. In engaging with the theoretical twists and turns of various posthumanisms and new materialisms, this book offers new, experimental and creative ways for academics, practitioners and researchers to do higher education differently. This ground-breaking edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of posthumanism and new materialism, as well as those looking to conceptualize higher education as other than performative practice. 


Posthumanism Posthumanist education research Pedagogy in a posthuman world Posthumanism and higher education Posthuman research New materialism

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol A. Taylor
    • 1
  • Annouchka Bayley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of BathBathUK
  2. 2.Royal College of ArtLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-14671-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-14672-6
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