The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television by Michael Hauskeller, Thomas Philbeck, and Curtis Carbonell (review) [Book Review]

Film and History 49 (2):94-96 (2019)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Science fiction has served the film industry like a dreamy stepchild. It gets only scant accolades from its master but must do heavy lifting: that is, make money. While science-fiction films often emphasize spectacle and action, they also inspire philosophical contemplation. Why? Science fiction, dating back to Shelley and Verne, came into existence speculating about humanity's social and physical worlds. Many books and articles over the past several years discuss the philosophical issues that films raise. One fairly new school of thought, "posthumanism," explicitly deriving from postmodernism, with touches of critical theory, has seized on science-fiction movies as support for its theorizing. This volume and its 42 authors from film theory, science and technology studies, literary criticism, media studies, and philosophy, offer an array of posthumanist scholarship.

Links

PhilArchive

External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Posthumanism.Neil Badmington (ed.) - 2000 - Palgrave.
At home in and beyond our skin: Posthuman embodiment in film and television.Joel Krueger - 2015 - In Hauskeller Michael, Carbonell Curtis D. & Philbeck Thomas D. (eds.), Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 172-181.
Object-Oriented Ontology.Graham Harman - 2015 - In Michael Hauskeller, Thomas D. Philbeck & Curtis D. Carbonell (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television. Palgrave. pp. 401-409.
Terror From the Stars: Alien as Lovecraftian Horror.Greg Littmann - 2017 - In Kevin S. Decker & James Ewing (eds.), Alien and Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
Time-Traveling Image: Gilles Deleuze on Science-Fiction Film.Joshua M. Hall - 2016 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 50 (4):31-44.
Fiction, non-fiction, and the film of presumptive assertion: a conceptual analysis.Noel Carroll - 1997 - In Richard Allen & Murray Smith (eds.), Film Theory and Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 173--202.

Analytics

Added to PP
2019-10-17

Downloads
114 (#111,223)

6 months
39 (#34,313)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Lantz Fleming Miller
University of Twente

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references