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The New Human in Literature: Posthuman Visions of Changes in Body, Mind and Society after 1900 - Mads Rosendahl Thomsen

Twentieth-century literature changed understandings of what it meant to be human. Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, in this historical overview, presents a record of literature's changing ideas of mankind, questioning the degree to which literature records and creates visions of the new human.

Grounded in the theory of Niklas Luhmann and drawing on canonical works, Thomsen uses literary changes in the mind, body and society to define the new human. He begins with the modernist minds of Virginia Woolf, Williams Carlos Williams and Louis-Ferdinand Celine's, discusses the society-changing concepts envisioned by Chinua Achebe, Mo Yan and Orhan Pamuk. He concludes with science fiction, discussing Don DeLillo and Michel Houellebecq's ideas of revolutionizing man through biotechnology.

This is a study about imagination, aesthetics and ethics that demonstrates literature's capacity to not only imagine the future but portray the conflicting desires between individual and various collectives better than any other media. A study that heightens reflections on human evolution and posthumanism.

Author: Rosendahl Thomsen, Mads
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Illustration: N
Language: ENG
Title: The New Human in Literature: Posthuman Visions of Changes in Body, Mind and Society after 1900
Pages: 00256 (Encrypted EPUB) / 00208 (Encrypted PDF)
On Sale: 2013-09-26
SKU-13/ISBN: 9781441183194
Category: Literary Criticism : General
Category: Literary Criticism : Semiotics & Theory
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