Sex After Life aims to consider the various ways in which the concept of life has provided normative and moralizing ballast for queer, feminist and critical theories. Arguing against a notion of the queer as counter-normative, Sex After Life appeals to the concept of life as a philosophical problem. Life is neither a material ground nor a generative principle, but can nevertheless offer itself for new forms of problem formation that exceed the all too human logics of survival.
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.