Trauma and Posthumanity

Welcome to the website of the research project “Trauma, Culture and Posthumanity: the Definition of Being in Contemporary North-American Fiction” 

Research

In recent years we are undergoing the effects of what seems to be the combined cultural and ideological approach of the paradigmatic narratives of trauma and posthumanity. The main aim of our project is to evaluate the social and political effects such paradigmatic combination may have for the contemporary understanding and definition of the (post)human being through the lens provided by contemporary North American fiction. Our hypothesis requires the necessary evaluation of the new definitions of human from the combined perspectives of trauma and posthumanity through such lens because we conceive of fiction as a possible forerunner and socio-political instrument that draws being and culture as exposed to nets of manipulative information searching to install a new process of enslavement based on trauma and virtuality.