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ISBN-13: 9780271079097
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2017
Series: RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric Series , #6
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Chris Mays is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Nathaniel A. Rivers is Associate Professor of English at Saint Louis University and coeditor of Thinking with Bruno Latour in Rhetoric and Composition and Literature as Equipment for Living: The Literary Reviews of Kenneth Burke.

Kellie Sharp-Hoskins is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at New Mexico State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Articulating Ambiguous Compatibilities Chris Mays Nathaniel A. Rivers Kellie Sharp-Hoskins 1

1 Boundaries

1 Minding Mind: Kenneth Burke, Gregory Bateson, and Posthuman Rhetoric Kristie S. Fleckenstein 23

2 The Cyburke Manifesto, or, Two Lessons from Burke on the Rhetoric and Ethics of Posthumanism Jeff Pruchnic 42

3 Revision as Heresy: Posthuman Writing Systems and Kenneth Burke's "Piety" Chris Mays 61

4 Burke's Counter-Nature: Posthumanism in the Anthropocene Robert Wess 80

5 Technique-Technology-Transcendence: Machination and Amechania in Burke, Nietzsche, and Parmenides Thomas Rickert 98

II Futures

6 The Uses of Compulsion: Recasting Burke's Technological Psychosis in a Comic Frame Jodie Nicotra 127

7 A Predestination for the Posthumanistic Steven B. Katz Nathaniel A. Rivers 142

8 Emergent Mattering: Building Rhetorical Ethics at the Limits of the Human Julie Jung Kellie Sharp-Hoskins 162

9 What Are Humans For? Nathan Gale Timothy Richardson 184

10 A Sustainable Dystopia Casey Boyle Steven LcMieux 203

List of Contributors 227

Index 231

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