Two Espressos Posted November 3, 2011 Share Posted November 3, 2011 (edited) Hello all, I'm in the process of designing an independent study next spring entitled "Contemporary Theory and Technology." As the title states, I intend to look at technology and its effects; in particular, I'm interested in the relationships between technology, ethics, power structures, gender, and the posthuman body (it's very general, I know. The professor overseeing this study encouraged it to be, so that I would have a large context, giving me freedom to pick a specialized topic). The reading list is going to be entirely theory-based, barring a work of fiction (or film, etc) to discuss. Texts that I intend to read thus far include Foucault's Discipline and Punish and Elaine Scarry's The Body in Pain. I also plan on reading work by Donna Haraway ("Manifesto for Cyborgs" especially) and N. Katherine Hayles. For this study, I need 3 or 4 book-length theoretical texts as well as a dozen or so theoretical articles, but I don't know what other texts I should pick! Do any of you have suggestions on other book- or article-length texts to supplement what I have thus far? Also, what works by Haraway and Hayles would you suggest? Thanks everyone. An addendum: As the course title is "Contemporary Theory and Technology," recent articles (within the last few years) of theory on technology are most welcome. Edited November 3, 2011 by Two Espressos Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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