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the atmosphere, the Anthropocene signifies the breakdown of the binary dichotomy between “humanity” (namely, “society” and “culture”) and “nature” and with the collapse of this conceptual dichotomy, the Anthropocene presumably inaugurates a “post-natural” or “post-wild” phase in human history. 7

In: Journal of the Philosophy of History

into account both mainland Singapore and its outer islands. As a first step, we contemplate the many renderings of sand: as a socio-natural substance, a commodity, and for its symbolic meanings and transcultural values. Drawing on coastal anthropology and post-natural scholarship, we question the

In: Coastal Urbanities

disrupt the logics of beginning and linear genealogy and redefine place in the Caribbean as a “post-natural and abysally-born [location that is] non-filial and nomadically traversed” (p. 58). One might wonder if Glissant’s scarce engagement with Africanness, which Drabinski discusses in the book’s fourth

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In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

© Koninklijke Brill bV, Leiden, 2024 | DOI:10.1163/9789004696044_003 chapter 1 Irrelevant Bodies The Creation of Woman as a Model of Post- natural Creation Silvia Romani Nous sommes automate autant qu’esprit pascal (fr. Brunschvicg 252) ∵ Machine célibataire is an image used by Jean- Francois

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The articles in Myths of Origins provide insights into the universality of myths of origins as patterns of literary creation from Antiquity to the present. The essays range from an investigation of the six models of beginnings in Western literature to the workings of modern myths of origins in postcolonial literature and relocate the discussion on myths of origin in a wider context that besides the humanities considers linguistics and the impact of new technologies.

The contributing authors to the volume shed light on issues relating to myths of origins by linking this subject to literary creation and adopting a multidisciplinary approach.     

, locations and events, Roosth explores how synthetic biologists’ material and cultural productions interweave the unnatural, the natural, the supernatural and the post-natural. The work follows a thematic structure and transitions between chapters are nicely complemented with exploratory interludes

In: Nuncius

). Following the abolition of nature, contemporary societies now have to confront the challenges of a post-natural world (Giddens, 1994). On the one hand, the abolition of nature implies that pristine nature has more or less been completely transformed into human environment and that in this process the

In: Language – Meaning – Social Construction

scale of time layer together with that of geologic time, sonifying and making tangible what Morton would perhaps call a “sensual connection,” a connection that links us to dinosaurs, to fossils, to crude oil, to our own waste. Figure 8 Sue Huang and Brian House, Post-Natural Pastorale , (formerly

In: Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

aesthetic sensibil- ities vis-à-vis the wonders of pristine nature – a kind of post-natural world – ally him to the Romantic poet Adelbert von Chamisso, “der später mit der Romanzoffischen / Entdeckungs-Expedition dasselbe /Riesengemälde bestaunte” (“who later marvelled at / the same spectacular sight on

In: W.G. Sebald

available at LC ebook record available at Contents Preface vii Notes on Contributors xi Principia 1 Piero Boitani 1 Irrelevant Bodies The Creation of Woman as a Model of Post- natural Creation 26 Silvia Romani 2 The Wonder of