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

  7. Better Humans: Posthuman Capacities

  8. Creating Difference and Identity: Posthuman Communities

  9. Us and Them: Posthuman Relationships

  10. More Human than Human: Posthuman Ontologies

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 410-450

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

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