POSTHUMANISM

English 4900/6190
Summer 2015 l MW 1:00-4:20
Monday

Wednesday

Week One: June 29/July 1

Course Introduction
Reading WE3 in class
Introduce Iterative Writing Assignment
(IWA)
Assignment: Begin Reading Vibrant
Matter

Discussing Vibrant Matter
"What is at stake in posthumanism?"
Assignment: Finish Vibrant Matter
Assignment: Begin Reading The
Posthuman

Week Two: July 6/8

Discussing The Posthuman and Vibrant
Matter
"What Is/n't Posthumanism?
Assignment: Finish Reading The
Posthuman

Discussing The Posthuman
"What do we get from posthumanism?"
Assignment: Begin reading The Diamond
Age
Assignment: IWA at 2000-2500 words//
3000-3500 words (w/ revisions)

Week Three: July 13/15

Discussing The Diamond Age
"Into what does posthumanism creep?"
Assignment: Finish Reading The Diamond
Age
Assignment: Begin Reading Habeas
Viscous

Discussing The Diamond Age
"What are the values of/in
posthumanism?"
Assignment: Continue Reading Habeas
Viscous
Assignment: IWA at 3000-3500 words//
4000-4500 words (w/ revisions)

Week Four: July 20/22

Discussing Habeas Viscous
"What are the bodies of posthumanism?"
Assignment: Finish Reading Habeas
Viscous

Discussing Habeas Viscous
"What are the stakes of posthumanism?"
Assignment: Begin Reading Dawn
Assignment: IWA at 4000-4500 words//
5000-5500 words (w/ revisions)

Week Five: July 27/29

Discussing Dawn
"What are posthuman relations?"
Assignment: Finish Reading Dawn
Assignment: Begin Reading Natural-Born
Cyborgs (selections)
Assignment: Begin Reading Ambient
Rhetoric

Discussing Dawn
"What are posthuman ethics?"
Assignment: Continue Reading Ambient
Rhetoric
Assignment: IWA at 5000-5500 words//
6000-6500 words (w/ revisions)

Week Six: August 3/5

Discussing Natural-Born Cyborgs and
Ambient Rhetoric
"What are the forces of posthumanism?"
Assignment: Finish Reading Ambient
Rhetoric

Discussing Ambient Rhetoric
"What are the consequences of
posthumanism?"
Assignment: IWA at 6000-6500 words//
7000-7500 words (w/ revisions)