Week 2 (Sept. 19)

THE UNIVERSE OF THINGS

Rebekah Sheldon—Form / Matter / Chora: Object-Oriented Ontology and Feminist New Materialism (in The Nonhuman Turn) (2015)

Sara Ahmed—Orientations: Toward a Queer Phenomenology (2006)

A different version exists as Ch. 1 of Queer Phenomenologies (2006)

Steven Shaviro—The Universe of Things, Ch. 7: Aisthesis (+ Introduction (pp. 1-13) highly recommended for context) (2014)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Timothy Morton—Hyperobjects, pp. 55-95 (Temporal Undulation, Phasing, Interobjectivity) (2013)

Michel Serres – Theory of the Quasi-Object (from The Parasite) (1982)

Michael Marder—What is Plant Thinking?

The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism, eds. Bryant, Harman, Srnicek (2010)

David Roden—Posthuman Life (2015)

Eduardo Kohn—How Forests Think

Alfred North Whitehead—Modes of Thought, Adventures in Ideas, Process and Reality

Michel Serres—The Natural Contract (on the “world object”, an antecedent to Morton’s “hyperobject”)

New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies, eds. Dolphijn & van der Tuin (2012)

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