Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2096: Cyborg Studies
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
Indicative Reading List
This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.
Bostrom, Nick (2005a) “A History of Transhumanist Thought”, Journal of Evolution and Technology 14/1: 1-25.
Culture 17 (3): 445-65
Ferrando F (2013) Posthumanism, Transhumanism, Antihumanism, Metahumanism, and New Materialisms: Differences and Relations. 82:26–32
Gray, C.H., S. Mentor, and H. J. Figueroa-Sarriera (1995) ‘Cyborgology: Constructing the Knowledge of Cybernetic Organisms,’ in C. Gray et al (eds.), The Cyborg Handbook (New York: Routledge, 1995), pp. 1- 14.
Haraway, D. ( 2016). "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and SocialistFeminism in the Late Twentieth Century." In Manifestly Haraway. Donna Haraway and Cary Wolfe. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Hayles, K. (1999) How we became posthuman: Virtual bodies in cybernetics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press: prologue and conclusion
Jane Bennett (2010) ‘The Agency of Assemblages and the North American Blackout’ Public
Karen Barad, “Agential Realism: Feminist Interventions in Understanding Scientific Practices,” in The Science Studies Reader, edited by Mario Biagioli, (Routledge, 1999), 1-11.
Pickering, A. (2013) The Cybernetic Brain, Blackwell Publishing.
Suchman, L. (2007) Human–Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions, revised edn. (New York: Cambridge University Press).
Wiener, N. (1961 ) Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.