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- 1. Environmental Humanities – Troubling the animal/human binary
- 2. Posthumanism – troubling the human/technology binary
- 3. Border theory – examining borders constructed to define human/less than human
1. Environmental Humanities – Troubling the animal/human binary
Primary reading and viewing
Kafka, F. ‘A Report for an Academy’ trans. by Ian Johnston [online] Accessed from:http://johnstoniatexts.x10host.com/kafka/reportforacademyhtml.html
Fowler, K. J. We are all completely beside ourselves. London: Serpent's Tail
Project Nim [DVD] . 2011. James Marsh. dir. London: BBC Films; Passion Pictures; Red Box Films
Core reading 1:
Anderson, E., 2004, “Animal Rights and the Values of Nonhuman Life,” in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions, Sunstein, C. R. and Nussbaum, M. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Core reading 2:
Chernilo, D. 2017. The question of the human in the Anthropocene debate. European journal of social theory. ISSN: 1368-4310. 20 (1). pp. 44-6.
Secrets of a Living Our Living Planet. The Emerald Band. 23rd March 2013. Adam White. Available on Box of Broadcasts.
Further reading and viewing
Alaimo, S., 2016. Exposed : environmental politics and pleasures in posthuman times ISBN: 9780816621958 hardback; 9780816628384 paperback; 9781452952192 ebook. University of Minnesota Press.
Favre, D.S. ‘Living Property: A New Status for Animals within the Legal System’ 93 Marquette Law Review ISSN: 0025-3987. 1021 (2009-2010). Available online: http://alaw.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/Living-Property-Favre-21.pdf
Johnston, J and Probyn-Rapsey, F. 2013. Animal death ISBN: 9781743325247 (electronic bk.); 174332524X (electronic bk.); 9781743320235; 174332023X; 9781743320242; 1743320248; 9781743323700; 1743323700. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
Nussbaum, M., 2006. Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership. Cambridge: The Belknap Press.
Singer, P., 1990, Animal Liberation, 2nd Edition, New York: New York Review.
–––, 1993, Practical Ethics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Varner, G., 1998. In nature's interests? : interests, animal rights, and environmental ethics. New York: Oxford University Press.
The Nonhuman Rights Project http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/
Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, ‘The Moral Status of Animals’ http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/moral-animal/#Aca
2. Posthumanism – troubling the human/technology binary
Primary reading and viewing
Blade runner. 1982 Ridley Scott. dir. UK: Warner
Selection of episodes of the Digital Human - to be confirmed on the VLE.
Core theoretical reading 1
Nayar, P. 2014. Posthumanism ISBN: 9780745662411 (pbk.) : £15.99; 9780745662404 (hbk.) : £55.00. London: Polity. Core focus on Chapter 1 'Revisiting the Human: Critical Humanisms'. pp. 1-34.
Haraway, Donna. 2000. A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century. In: Simians, cyborgs, and women : the reinvention of nature (New York; Routledge, 1991), pp.149-181.
Graham, Elaine L. 2002. Representations of the post/human : monsters, aliens and others in popular culture. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Holmes, David. 1997. Virtual politics : identity and community in cyberspace. London: Sage.
Sheehan, J.J. and M. Sisna. Eds. 1991. The boundaries of humanity : humans, animals, machines. Berkeley: University of California Press.
3. Border theory – examining borders constructed to define human/less than human
Carts of Darkness [film available online via Canadian NFB see VLE].. 2008. Murray Siple. dir. Canadian National Film Board.
Anzaldúa, Gloria E. 2012. Borderlands. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books. Essential reading: Chapter 7. Towards a New Consciousness. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 13/08/2018)
Bauman, Zygmunt. 2003. Wasted lives : modernity and its outcasts. Cambridge: Polity Press. Essential reading: Chapter 1. In the beginning was the design.
Hawkins, G. 2006. The ethics of waste : how we relate to rubbish.
Roberts, G and Stirrup, D. Parallel encounters : culture at the Canada-US border. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
This list was last updated on 10/10/2018