SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentMA Program of English, First Year Ph.D. Program in English Literature, First Year MA Program of English, Second Year Ph.D. Program in English Literature, Second Year
Course NameStudy in the Posthuman
InstructorHUANG HAN-YU
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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content



1



2/24



Introduction



Nayer, Posthumanism, Chapter 1



2



3/3



Nayer, Posthumanism, Chapter 4



3



3/10



Nayer, Posthumanism, Chapter 5



4



3/17



The End of the Human?



Heidegger, “Letter on Humanism”



5



3/24



Foucault, The Order of Things, Chapter 9



6



3/31



Foucault, The Order of Things, Chapter 10



7



4/7



Derrida, “The Ends of Man”



8



4/14



Animals and non-humans



Derrida, “The Animal That Therefore I Am”



9



4/21



Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus, Chapter 10



10



4/28



Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus, Chapter 10



11



5/5



Sellbach and Loo, “Insects and Other Minute Perceptions in the Baroque



   House” (PDF)



Stark, “Deleuze and Critical Plant Studies” (PDF)



12



5/12



Technics



Stiegler, Technics and Time, 1, Part One, Chapter 3 (PDF)



13



5/19



Leslie, “Touch Screen” (PDF)



Murphet, “Poetry in the Medium of Life: Text, Code, Organism” (PDF)



14



5/26



Beyond the Posthuman



Hird, “Proliferation, Extinction, and an Anthropocene Aesthetic”



15



6/2



Morton, “Spectral Life: The Uncanny Valley Is in Fact a Gigantic Plain,



   Stretching as Far as the Eye Can See in Every Direction”



16



6/9



Thacker, “Darklife: Negation, Nothingness, and the Will-to Life in



   Schopenhauer”



17



6/16



Oral reports



18



6/23



TBA



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

本科目無教學助理


Requirement/Grading

Attendance and participation 30%, oral report(s) 20%, term paper (10~15 pages) 50%


Textbook & Reference

Deleuze, Deleuze, and Félix Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism & Schizophrenia.



Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1987.



Derrida, Jacques. The Animal That Therefore I Am. Trans. David Wills. Ed. Marie-Louise Mallet.



New York: Fordham, 2008.



---. “The End of Man.” Margins of Philosophy. Trans. Alan Bass. Chicago: U of Chicago, 1982.



109-36.



Foucault, Michel. The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Science. New York: Vintage,



1973.



Heidegger, Martin. “Letter on ‘Humanism.’” Trans. Frank A. Capuzzi. Pathmarks. Ed. William



McNeil. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998. 239-76.



Hird, Myra J. “Proliferation, Extinction, and an Anthropocene Aesthetic.” Weinstein and Colebrook



251-70.



Leslie, Esther. “Touch Screen.” Pryor and Trotter 191-207.



Morton, Timothy. “Spectral Life: The Uncanny Valley Is in Fact a Gigantic Plain, Stretching as Far



as the Eye Can See in Every Direction.” Weinstein and Colebrook 271-94.



Murphet, Julian. “Poetry in the Medium of Life: Text, Code, Organism.” Pryor and Trotter 208-23.



Pryor, Sean, and David Trotter, eds. Writing, Medium, Machine: Modern Technographies. London:



Open Humanities Press, 2016. (PDF)



Roffe, Jon, and Hannah Stark, eds. Deleuze and the Non/Human. New York: Palgrave MacMillan,



2015. [PDF]



Sellbach, Undine, and Stephen Loo. “Insects and Other Minute Perceptions in the Baroque House.”



Roffe and Stark 103-21.



Stark, Hannah. “Deleuze and Critical Plant Studies.” Roffe and Stark 180-96.



Stiegler, Technics and Time 1: The Fault of Epimetheus. Trans. Richard Beardsworth and George



Collins. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1998. [PDF]



Thacker, “Darklife: Negation, Nothingness, and the Will-to Life in Schopenhauer.” Weinstein and



Colebrook 295-324.



Weinstein, Jamo, and Claire Colebrook, eds Posthumous Life: Theorizing beyond the Posthuman.



New York: Columbia UP, 2017.



 


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