Death of the PostHuman undertakes a series of critical encounters with the legacy of what had come to be known as ‘theory,’ and its contemporary supposedly post-human aftermath. There can be no redemptive post-human future in which the myopia and anthropocentrism of the species finds an exit and manages to emerge with ecology and life. At the same time, what has come to be known as the human - despite its normative intensity - can provide neither foundation nor critical lever in the Anthropocene epoch. Death of the PostHuman argues for a twenty-first century deconstruction of ecological and seemingly post-human futures.
Claire Colebrook is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Penn State University. She is the author of New Literary Histories (1997), Ethics and Representation (1999), Deleuze: A Guide for the Perplexed (1997), Gilles Deleuze (2002), Understanding Deleuze (2002), Irony in the Work of Philosophy (2002), Gender (2003), Irony (2004), Milton, Evil and Literary History (2008), Deleuze and the Meaning of Life (2010), and William Blake and Digital Aesthetics (2011). She co-authored Theory and the Disappearing Future with Tom Cohen and J. Hillis Miller (2011), and co-edited Deleuze and Feminist Theory with Ian Buchanan (2000), Deleuze and History with Jeff Bell (2008), Deleuze and Gender with Jami Weinstein (2009) and Deleuze and Law with Rosi Braidotti and Patrick Hanafin. She has written articles on visual culture, poetry, literary theory, queer theory and contemporary culture.