Slime Dynamics

Slime Dynamics

by Ben Woodard

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Overview

Despite humanity s gradual ascent from clustered pools of it, slime is more often than not relegated
to a mere residue—the trail of a verminous life form, the trace of decomposition, or an entertaining
synthetic material—thereby leaving its generative and mutative associations with life neatly removed
from the human sphere of thought and existence. Arguing that slime is a viable physical and metaphysical
object necessary to produce a realist bio-philosophy void of anthrocentricity, this text explores
naturephilosophie, speculative realism, and contemporary science; hyperbolic representations of slime
found in the weird texts of HP Lovecraft and Thomas Ligotti; as well as survival horror films, video
games, and graphic novels, in order to present the dynamics of slime not only as the trace of life
but as the darkly vitalistic substance of life.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780999067
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 84
File size: 393 KB

About the Author

Benjamin Graham Woodard is a first year PhD student in Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario. His blog, Naught Thought, combines contemporary continental philosophy, evolutionary biology, and weird fiction towards constructing a theory of dark vitalism. He is also cofounder of the online collective Speculative Heresy, which serves as the American center and textual archive for Speculative Realism and Non Philosophy.

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