Shane Denson

Postnaturalism

Frankenstein, Film, and the Anthropotechnical Interface
(With a Foreword by Mark B. N. Hansen)

»Postnaturalism« offers an original account of human-technological co-evolution and argues that film and media theory, in particular, needs to be re-evaluated from the perspective of our material interfaces with a constantly changing environment. Extrapolating from Frankenstein films and the resonances they establish between a hybrid monster and the spectator hooked into the machinery of the cinema, Shane Denson engages debates in science studies and philosophy of technology to rethink histories of cinema, media, technology, and ultimately of the affective channels of our own embodiment.
With a foreword by media theorist Mark B. N. Hansen.


 

Shane Denson (PhD) is a postdoctoral research associate at the Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany and a DAAD postdoctoral fellow at Duke University. His research interests include film and media theory, seriality, and the philosophy of technology.

Homepage:
www.medieninitiative.wordpress.com

»Densons detaillierte inhaltliche, rezeptive und
produktionstechnische Betrachtung der Frankenstein-Adaptionen [ist] eine Bereicherung für die analytische und produktionsästhetische Auseinandersetzung mit einem zentralen Text (oder modernen Mythos) und seinen zahlreichen Adaptionen in einer ganzen Reihe von textkritischen Disziplinen: von der Medien- über die Literatur- bis hin zur Kulturwissenschaft.«
Anya Heise-von der Lippe, MEDIENwissenschaft, 1 (2016)
»[The book] offers a highly original and scholary sophisticated account of human-technological co-evolution that re-evaluates film and media theory from the perspective of our material interfaces with a constantly changing environment.«
Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich, Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, 1/2 (2014)

Film Studies, Media Studies, Literary Studies, Science Studies, Philosophy

»Shane Denson's Postnaturalism develops [an] ambitious, wide-ranging, and deeply compelling argument concerning the originary operation of media in a way that sketches out a much-needed alternative to destructive developments which, expanding the darker strains of poststructuralist anti-humanism, have pitted the human against the material in some kind of cosmological endgame. Postnaturalism will provide a very powerful and timely addition to the literature on posthuman, cosmological technogenesis. Perhaps more clearly than any other account, it reconciles the irreducibility of phenomenality and the imperative to move beyond anthropocentrism as we seek to fathom the postnatural techno-material revolutions that have repeatedly remade and that will no doubt continue to remake the environments from which we emerge and to which we belong before we become and as a condition of becoming human subjects.«
(Mark B. N. Hansen)

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07/2014, 432 Seiten, kart.
ISBN 978-3-8376-2817-3

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-2817-3: Denson, Postnaturalism

Frankenstein, Film, and the Anthropotechnical Interface
(With a Foreword by Mark B. N. Hansen)

 

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