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Title The human reimagined : posthumanism in Russia / edited and introduced by Colleen McQuillen and Julia Vaingurt
Published Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Cultural revolutions: Russia in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
Cultural revolutions.
Contents Introduction. Critical posthumanism ; Posthumanism in Russia -- Questions of ethics and alterity. Our posthuman past: subjectivity, history and utopia in late-Soviet science fiction / Elana Gomel, Tel Aviv University ; Digressions in progress: posthuman loneliness and the will to play in the work of the Strugatsky Brothers / Julia Vaingurt, University of Illinois at Chicago ; Humans, animals, machines: scenarios of raschelovechivanie in Gray Goo and Matisse / Sofya Khagi, University of Michigan -- Natural, built, and imagined environments. Environmentalism and the man of the future: discursive practices in the 1970s / Colleen McQuillen, University of Illinois at Chicago ; Daedalus and the Cyborg: human-machine hybridity in late-Soviet design / Diana Kurkovsky, West European University at St. Petersburg ; Some entropy in your tea: notes on the ontopoetics of artificial intelligence / Alex Anikina, Goldsmiths, University of London -- Technologies of the self. Romantic aesthetics and cybernetic fiction / Jacob Emery, Indiana University ; Writing and technology: writing the self in "real time" / Kristina Toland, Bowdoin College ; Modes of perception in transmodal fiction: new Russian subjectivity / Katerina Lakhmitko, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -- Politics and social action. Nothing but mammals: post-Soviet sexuality after the end of history / Trevor Wilson, University of Pittsburgh ; Postsocialist Platonov: the question of humanism and the new Russian left / Jonathan Brooks Platt, University of Pittsburgh -- Afterword / Keti Chukhrov, an interview by Alina Kotova about Love Machines
Summary The articles featured in The Human Reimagined examine the ways in which literary and artistic representations of the body, selfhood, subjectivity, and consciousness illuminate late- and post-Soviet ideas about the changing relationships among the individual, the environment, technology, and society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 8, 2019)
Subject Art -- Soviet Union.
Human body and technology in art.
Human body and technology in literature.
Humanism in art.
Humanism in literature.
Russian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author McQuillen, Colleen, 1972- editor.
Vaingurt, Julia, editor.
LC no. 2018031853
ISBN 1618117335