Edited by Peggy Karpouzou and Nikoleta Zampaki. Peter Lang, 2023.
In “Symbiotic Posthumanist Ecologies in Western Literature, Philosophy, and Art: Towards Theory and Practice,” Karpouzou and Zampaki bring together discussions from the rapidly growing fields of Posthumanities and Environmental Humanities to examine the transformation of human subjectivity, agency, and citizenship as influenced by the intricate relationship among nature, technology, science, and culture.
The editors introduce an innovative interpretation of the ‘symbiotic turn’—the acknowledgment of the numerous interactions and mutual dependencies between humans, non-humans, and their environment— and, through this lens, contributors explore the complex reconfigurations of the “human” in the 21st century. By fostering interdisciplinary dialogue in both theory and practice, “Symbiotic Posthumanist Ecologies” also offers a fresh narrative about the biosphere and technosphere through engagements with literature, philosophy, and art.
Peggy Karpouzou serves as an Assistant Professor in Theory of Literature at the Faculty of Philology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Nikoleta Zampaki completed her Ph.D. studies in Modern Greek Literature at the Faculty of Philology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.