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TRANSHUMANISM, FRANKENSTEIN, AND EXTINCTION
Shelley's novel has been fertile ground for ecocritics over the last two decades. In Ecocriticism and the Idea of Culture (2014, 2016) I wrote about Frankenstein and culture's dialectical horror of nature. As a narrative ...
“The Ingenious Unravelling of Evidence”: Empathy, Extinction, and Wells’s The Croquet Player
While we are increasingly challenged to imagine a world without humans, we have also become increasingly attentive to the subject of empathy, in popular culture, the humanities, and the sciences. In The Time Machine (1895), ...
Introduction: Biology and the Idea of Culture
This chapter analyses Frankenstein's dramatization of the costs and consequences of the drive for transcendence in terms of humanist culture's anxieties about human and nonhuman identities in capitalist production. The ...