Claire Colebrook

The Death of the PostHuman: Essays on Extinction, Volume One


    I am grateful for the patience, dedication and support of Open Humanities Press, and Sigi Jöttkandt in particular. For ongoing intellectual stimulus and friendship I thank Tom Cohen, Jami Weinstein and J. Hillis Miller.

    Earlier versions of these chapters, which have been substantially revised for this volume appeared. ‘Extinct Theory,’ originally appeared in Theory After Theory. Ed. Jane Elliott and Derek Attridge (Routledge, 2011); ‘The Sustainability of Concepts,’ is a revised version of a chapter in New Directions in Sustainable Design Ed. Adrian Parr and Michael Zaretsky (Routledge, 2010); earlier versions of the following were published as ‘A Globe of One’s Own,’ (SubStance, 2012, Volume 41, Issue 1); ‘Destroying Cosmopolitanism for the Sake of the Cosmos,’ in After Cosmopolitanism, Ed. Rosi Braidotti, Patrick Hanafin and Bolette Blaagaard (Routledge 2102); ‘Time and Autopoiesis,’ in Deleuze and the Body. Ed Joseph Hughes and Laura Guillaume (Edinburgh University Press, 2011), ‘Face Race,’ in Deleuze and Race. Ed Arun Saldhana and Jason Michael Adams (Edinburgh University Press, 2013); ‘Post-Human Humanities,’ in Time and History in Deleuze and Serres. Ed. Bernd Herzogenrath (Continuum, 2012); ‘Why Saying “NO” to Life is Unacceptable,’ in The Unacceptable, Ed. John Potts and John Scannell (Palgrave 2013); and ‘The Joys of Atavism,’ in Understanding Bergson, Understanding Modernism, Ed. S.E. Gotarski, Paul Ardoin and Laci Mattison (Bloomsbury 2013).

    Earlier sections of chapters in volume 2 (Sex After Life) appeared in Undutiful Daughters, Ed. Henriette Gunkel, Chrysanthi Nigianni and Fanny Soderback (Palgrave 2012); ‘Norm Wars,’ in Revisiting Normativity with Deleuze. Ed Rosi Braidotti and Patricia Pisters (Continuum 2012); ‘Queer Aesthetics,’ in Queer Times, Queer Becomings, Ed. E.L. McCallum and Mikko Tukhanen (SUNY Press, 2011) ; ‘Queer Vitalism,’ in New Formations (2009); ‘Difference, Time and Organic Extinction,’ in Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture. Ed. Ben Davies and Jana Funke (Palgrave 2011); ‘On the Very Possibility of Queer Theory,’ in Deleuze and Queer Theory. Ed. Chrysanthi Niggiani and Mel Storr (Edinburgh 2009). And ‘How Queer Can You Go?’ in Queering the Non-Human. Ed. Noreen Giffney and Myra Hird (Ashgate 2008).