weeks 8 and 9 readings

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Week 8

Haraway, D. (2000). A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late 20th Century. in D Bell and A Kennedy, The Cybercultures Reader. Routledge.

Hayles, N.K. (1999). Toward embodied virtuality, chapter 1 of How we became posthuman: virtual bodies in cybernetics, literature and informatics. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. pp1-25

Week 9

Hayles, N.K. (2006). Unfinished Work: From Cyborg to Cognisphere. Theory Culture Society, 23/7-8.

Shields, R. (2006). Flânerie for Cyborgs. Theory Culture Society, 23/7-8.

Secondary

Badmington, N. (2003). Theorizing Posthumanism. Cultural Critique, 53.

Bryson, M., MacIntosh, L., Jordan, S. and Lin, H-L. (2006). Virtually Queer? Homing Devices, Mobility, and Un/Belongings. Canadian Journal of Communication, 31.

Coyle, F. (2006). Posthuman geographies? Biotechnology, nature and the demise of the autonomous human subject. Social & Cultural Geography, 7/4.

Gajjala, R. and Mamidipuni, A. (2002). Gendering Processes within Technological Environments: A Cyberfeminist Issue. Rhizomes 4. [web site]

Gies, L. (2008). How material are cyberbodies? Broadband Internet and embodied subjectivity. Crime Media Culture 4/3.

Muri, A. (2003). Of Shit and the Soul: Tropes of Cybernetic Disembodiment in Contemporary Culture. Body & Society, 9/3.

Nakamura, L. (2008). Cyberrace. Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, 123/5.



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