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Posthumanist Rhetoric: Theory And Criticism For The More-Than-Human, Diane Marie Keeling Jan 2012

Posthumanist Rhetoric: Theory And Criticism For The More-Than-Human, Diane Marie Keeling

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation historicizes the way posthumanist values have been infused in theories of rhetoric from classical antiquity through our contemporary moment. There are many versions of posthumanism utilized by rhetorical scholars; however, these conversations have not yet been gathered for metacritical reflection. This project begins this process. I put contemporary rhetorical scholars interested in psychoanalysis, technology, the built world, the body, and animals in conversation with one another in ways that demonstrate a common thread in their writings. Terms such as transference, energy, relationality, affect, aesthetics, and physical materiality assist in the constitution of rhetoric as an intra-activity that continuously ...