author={Christopher N. Gamble and Joshua S. Hanan and Thomas Nail},
  pages={111 - 134}
Abstract New materialism is one of the most important emerging trends in the humanities and social sciences, but it is also one of the least understood. This is because, as a term of ongoing contestation, it currently has no single definition. The novel contribution of this article is to offer a critical introduction to new materialism that distinguishes between three commonly conflated strands and to argue for what we find to be the most promising and novel of the three directions. The paper… 

Afterword: new horizons in materiality and literature

This article is an afterword (in every sense of that word) on a special collection about “materiality and literature.” It follows up on a promise that Thomas Bremer makes at the end of the

The dark side of the Empire: Roman expansionism between object agency and predatory regime

This debate piece offers a critique of some recent ‘new materialist’ approaches and their application to Roman expansionism, particularly those positing that the study of ‘Romanisation’ should be

Vital aspirations for geography in an era of negativity: Valuing life differently with Deleuze

Human geography has seen a vitalist renaissance over the past decade; however, geography’s concerns are mounting in relation to vitalism’s critical efficacy and political relevance. This article

Educational Perspectives on Mediality and Subjectivation: Introduction

The concept of the subject has long been a central construct of the social sciences, cultural studies and the humanities. While the philosophical roots of the concept go back to antiquity, new

Speculative Realism in the Context of Contemporary Philosophical Thought

  • Vasyl Korchevnyi
  • Philosophy, Art
    NaUKMA Research Papers in Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • 2020
Basing on the philosophers that are primarily associated with speculative realism (Graham Harman, Quentin Meillassoux, Iain Hamilton Grant, and Ray Brassier), the author of the article examines the

Educating Things: Art Education Beyond the Individual in the Post-Digital

  • A. Hahn
  • Art
    Post-Digital, Post-Internet Art and Education
  • 2021
Current digital infrastructures have not only profoundly changed the way people communicate with each other, but also the material conditions in which people relate to other people, people relate to

Norms of Testimony in Broad Interdisciplinarity: The Case of Quantum Mechanics in Critical Theory

While much interdisciplinarity brings together proximate fields, broad interdisciplinarity sees integration between disciplines that are perceived to be non-neighboring. This paper argues that the

Moving beyond the mirror: relational and performative meaning making in human–robot communication

An alternative arts-led, movement-centric approach is introduced, which embraces the differences of machinelike robotic artefacts and, instead, investigates how meaning is dynamically enacted in the encounter of humans and machines.

Body pedagogics, transactionalism and vélo identities: Becoming a cyclist in motorised societies

Sociological research into the body pedagogics of occupational, educational, religious and sporting groups focuses on cases in which the social and material environment reproduces these ‘ways of

The Aesthetics of Encounter: A Relational-Performative Design Approach to Human-Robot Interaction

The centrality of esthetics as a practice of embodied meaning-making is explored by drawing on the arts-led, performance-based approach to human-robot encounters, as well as other artistic practices, and it is argued that this relational-performative approach opens up new possibilities for how the authors design robots and how they socially participate in the encounter.



The New Materialisms and Indigenous Theories of Non-Human Agency: Making the Case for Respectful Anti-Colonial Engagement

Both new materialist philosophy of science and Indigenous studies scholarship have developed theories about the agency of non-human things. There has, however, been relatively little articulation

Figures of entanglement: special issue introduction

Recent years have witnessed a proliferation of “new materialisms” scholarship both within and beyond the discipline of communication and rhetorical studies. While generally sharing poststructuralist

The Politics of Nature: New Materialist Responses to the Anthropocene

In order to explore some of the divergences within new materialism and elucidate their relationship to actor-network theory, this article will develop Latour’s theory of agency and then compare it to

The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis

This volume is based on a year's seminar in which Dr. Lacan addressed a larger, less specialized audience than ever before, among whom he could not assume familiarity with his work. For his listeners

Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things

In Vibrant Matter the political theorist Jane Bennett, renowned for her work on nature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves. Bennett argues

Transmaterialities: Trans*/Matter/Realities and Queer Political Imaginings

Drawing on a disparate set of naturalcultural phenomena from regenerative biology, quantum field theory, and queer and trans theories that include lightning, primordial ooze, frogs, bioelectricity,

Being and Motion

Being and Motion offers an original philosophical ontology of movement, which provides a completely new understanding of the most fundamental categories of ontology from the ground up: quality, quantity, relation, modality, and others.

Late-scholastic and Cartesian conatus

Conatus (“striving”) is a specific concept within Descartes’s physics. In particular, it assumes a crucial importance in the purely mechanistic description of the nature of light – an issue that