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Zusammenfassung The subject of the posthuman! of what it means to be or to cease to be human! is emerging as a shared point of debate at large in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. This volume asks what classical learning can bring to the table of posthuman studies! assembling chapters that explore how exactly the human self of Greek and Latin literature understands its own relation to animals! monsters! objects! cyborgs and robotic devices. With its widely diverse habitat of heterogeneous bodies! minds! and selves! classical literature again and again blurs the boundaries between the human and the non-human; not to equate and confound the human with its other! but playfully to highlight difference and hybridity! as an invitation to appraise the animal! monstrous or mechanical/machinic parts lodged within humans. This comprehensive collection unites contributors from across the globe! each delving into a different classical text or narrative and its configuration of human subjectivity-how human selves relate to other entities around them. For students and scholars of classical literature and the posthuman! this book is a first point of reference. Informationen zum Autor Giulia Maria Chesi is Assistant Professor of Greek at the Humboldt University! Berlin. Francesca Spiegel is Adjunct Lecturer at the Center for Gender Studies! Humboldt University! Berlin. Inhaltsverzeichnis Theoretical Introduction Giulia Maria Chesi and Francesca Spiegel: The Subject of the Human Introductions to Post/human theories 1. Oxana Timofeeva: The question of the animal and the Aristotelian human horse 2. Luciano Nuzzo: Foucault! the monstrous and monstrosity 3. Kirstin Mertlitsch: How to become a cyborg 4. Yuk Hui: Anders! Simondon and the becoming of the Posthuman Part I De/humanization and animals 1. Marianne Hopman: Odysseus! the boar and the anthropogenic machine 2. Tua Korhonen: What is it like to be a donkey (with a human mind)? Pseudo-Lucian's Onos 3. Anne Tuttle Mackay: Quam soli vidistis equi : focalization and animal subjectivity in Valerius Flaccus 4. Chiara Thumiger: Animality! illness and dehumanisation: the phenomenology of illness in Sophocles' Philoctetes 5. Tom Geue: The imperial animal: Virgil's Georgics and the anthropo-/theriomorphic enterprise 6. Manuela Giordano: Animals! governance and warfare in the Iliad and Aeschylus' Persians 7. Roland Baumgarten: The Sovereign and the beast: images of ancient tyranny Part II The monstrous 8. Jenny Strauss Clay: Typhoeus or cosmic regression ( Theogony 821-880) 9. Giovanni Ceschi: Demonic disease in tragedy: illness! animality! and dehumanisation 10. Kathrine Fleming: The Sphinx and another thinking of life 11. Aaron Kachuck: When Rome's elephants weep. Humane monsters from Pompey's theater to Virgil's Trojan Horse 12. James McNamara: The monstrosity of Cato in Lucan's Civil war 13. Maria Gerolemou: Why can't I have wings? Aristophanes' Birds Part III Bodies and entanglements 14. Martin Devecka: The Seer's two bodies: some early Greek histories of technology 15. Johan Tralau: Fluid cypress and hybrid bodies as a cognitively disturbing metaphor in Euripides' Cretans 16. Yuddi Gershon: Body politics in the Antiquitates Romanae of Dionysius of Halicarnassus 17. Antonietta Provenza: The myth of Io! and female cyborgic identity 18. Laura Rosella Schluderer: Cosmic! animal and human becomings: a case study in ancient philosophy 19. Alex Dressler: Post-humanism in Seneca's Happy Life : "animalism"! personification! and private property in Roman Stoicism ( Epistulae morales 113 and De vita beata 5-8)20. Virginia Burrus: Hagiography without humans: Simeon the Stylite Part IV Objects! machines and r...

Classical Literature and Posthumanism constitutes both a treasury of provocations and ultimately something more than the sum of its parts.

Vorwort
A field-defining volume that brings together experts around the world for the first time to consider the application of posthumanist theory to the literature of Greece and Rome.

Autorentext
Giulia Maria Chesi is Assistant Professor of Greek at the Humboldt University, Berlin. Francesca Spiegel is Adjunct Lecturer at the Center for Gender Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin.

Zusammenfassung
The subject of the posthuman, of what it means to be or to cease to be human, is emerging as a shared point of debate at large in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. This volume asks what classical learning can bring to the table of posthuman studies, assembling chapters that explore how exactly the human self of Greek and Latin literature understands its own relation to animals, monsters, objects, cyborgs and robotic devices. With its widely diverse habitat of heterogeneous bodies, minds, and selves, classical literature again and again blurs the boundaries between the human and the non-human; not to equate and confound the human with its other, but playfully to highlight difference and hybridity, as an invitation to appraise the animal, monstrous or mechanical/machinic parts lodged within humans. This comprehensive collection unites contributors from across the globe, each delving into a different classical text or narrative and its configuration of human subjectivityhow human selves relate to other entities around them. For students and scholars of classical literature and the posthuman, this book is a first point of reference.

Inhalt
Theoretical Introduction Giulia Maria Chesi and Francesca Spiegel: The Subject of the Human Introductions to Post/human theories 1. Oxana Timofeeva: The question of the animal and the Aristotelian human horse 2. Luciano Nuzzo: Foucault, the monstrous and monstrosity 3. Kirstin Mertlitsch: How to become a cyborg 4. Yuk Hui: Anders, Simondon and the becoming of the Posthuman Part I De/humanization and animals 1. Marianne Hopman: Odysseus, the boar and the anthropogenic machine 2. Tua Korhonen: What is it like to be a donkey (with a human mind)? Pseudo-Lucian's Onos 3. Anne Tuttle Mackay: Quam soli vidistis equi: focalization and animal subjectivity in Valerius Flaccus 4. Chiara Thumiger: Animality, illness and dehumanisation: the phenomenology of illness in Sophocles' Philoctetes 5. Tom Geue: The imperial animal: Virgil's Georgics and the anthropo-/theriomorphic enterprise 6. Manuela Giordano: Animals, governance and warfare in the Iliad and Aeschylus' Persians 7. Roland Baumgarten: The Sovereign and the beast: images of ancient tyranny Part II The monstrous 8. Jenny Strauss Clay: Typhoeus or cosmic regression (Theogony 821-880) 9. Giovanni Ceschi: Demonic disease in tragedy: illness, animality, and dehumanisation 10. Kathrine Fleming: The Sphinx and another thinking of life 11. Aaron Kachuck: When Rome's elephants weep. Humane monsters from Pompey's theater to Virgil's Trojan Horse 12. James McNamara: The monstrosity of Cato in Lucan's Civil war 13. Maria Gerolemou: Why can't I have wings? Aristophanes' Birds Part III Bodies and entanglements 14. Martin Devecka: The Seer's two bodies: some early Greek histories of technology 15. Johan Tralau: Fluid cypress and hybrid bodies as a cognitively disturbing metaphor in Euripides' Cretans 16. Yuddi Gershon: Body politics in the Antiquitates Romanae of Dionysius of Halicarnassus 17. Antonietta Provenza: The myth of Io, and female cyborgic identity 18. Laura Rosella Schluderer: Cosmic, animal and human becomings: a case study in ancient philosophy 19. Alex Dressler: Post-humanism in Seneca's Happy Life: animalism, personification, and private property in Roman Stoicism (Epistulae morales 113 and De vita beata 5-8) 20. Virginia Burrus: Hagiography without humans: Simeon the Stylite Part IV Objects, machines and robotic devices 21. Nancy Worman: Assemblages and objects in Greek tragedy 22. Anne-Sophie Noel: Hybris and hybridity in Aeschylus' Persians: a post-humanist perspective on Xerxes' expedition 23. Francesca Spiegel: Malfunctions of embodiment: Man/weapon agency and the Greek ideology of masculinity 24. Elena Giusti: Aeneid 12: a cyborg border war 25. Katherine Wasdin: The presence of presents: Speaking objects in Martial's Xenia and Apophoreta 26. Mireille Courrent: Automatopoetae machinae: laws of nature and human invention (Vitruvius IX. 8.4-7) 27. Giulia Maria Chesi & Giacomo Sclavi: Pandora and robotic technology today 28. Agis Marinis: Art, life and the creation of automata. On Pindar, Olympian 7.50-53 29. Alexander Kirichenko: Staying alive: Plato, Horace and the written text 30. Genevieve Liveley: Beyond the beautiful evil? The ancient/future history of sex robots Conclusions Simon Goldhill Bibliography Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Classical Literature and Posthumanism
Editor:
EAN: 9781350069503
ISBN: 978-1-350-06950-3
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Academic
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 480
Gewicht: 962g
Größe: H244mm x B169mm
Jahr: 2019