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The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics: Human, Superhuman, by Scott Jeffery

By Scott Jeffery

This publication examines the thoughts of Post/Humanism and Transhumanism as depicted in superhero comics. contemporary a long time have noticeable mainstream audiences embody the comedian publication Superhuman. in the meantime there was expanding main issue surrounding human enhancement applied sciences, with the techno-scientific circulate of Transhumanism arguing that it's time people took energetic regulate in their evolution. using Deleuze and Guattari’s inspiration of the rhizome as a non-hierarchical method of data to conceptualize the superhero narrative when it comes to its political, social and aesthetic relatives to the historical past of human technological enhancement, this booklet attracts upon a various variety of texts to discover the best way the posthuman has been represented in superhero comics, whereas concurrently highlighting its shared ancient improvement with Post/Humanist severe concept and the cloth techno-scientific practices of Transhumanism.

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The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics: Human, Superhuman, Transhuman, Post/Human

This booklet examines the ideas of Post/Humanism and Transhumanism as depicted in superhero comics. contemporary a long time have obvious mainstream audiences include the comedian booklet Superhuman. in the meantime there was expanding hindrance surrounding human enhancement applied sciences, with the techno-scientific flow of Transhumanism arguing that it's time people took energetic regulate in their evolution.

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JEFFERY 115.  K. (2003) Afterword: The Human in the Posthuman.  136. 116. Sorgner S. L. (2009) Nietzsche, the Overhuman, and Transhumanism.  29–42. 117. Bostrom, A History of Transhumanist Thought. 118.  4–5. 119.  3. 120.  66. 121. More, M. (2010) The Overhuman in the Transhuman. Journal of Evolution and Technology 21(1) 1–4. 122. Kelp-Stebbins, K.  333. 123.  639. 124. Roden, D. (2010) Deconstruction and excision in philosophical posthumanism.  32. 125. Malins, P. (2004) Machinic assemblages: Deleuze, Guattari and Ethicoaesthetics of Drug Use.

Hierarchical continuity is synchronic and refers to the state of affairs at any given moment. The third type of continuity identified by Reynolds is structural continuity, which embraces the previous two, combining the history of the entire universe with its history at any given point, but also all moments and events merely implied but not recorded in any specific comic book. The comics produced by Timely (now Marvel) and National Periodical (now DC) in the Golden Age of Comics did not set out to create such complexity.

Manchester: Manchester University Press.  39. 36.  42. WHAT IS POSTHUMANISM? 33 37.  43. 38. Ibid. 39. Hall, S. (1985) Signification, Representation, Ideology: Althusser and the Post-Structuralist Debates.  111. 40.  112. 41. Currier, D.  335. 42. Hall, S.  94. 43. Ibid. 44. Ibid. 45.  75. 46. Bostrom, N. (2003) The Transhumanist FAQ, v. 1. pdf [Accessed 20/12/2013]. 47. Bostrom, N. (2005) A History of Transhumanist Thought.  1–41. 48. Roden, A Defence of Pre-Critical Posthumanism. 49. Wilson, S.

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