author={C. 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… Expand
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 theExpand
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 beExpand
Forms of (Collective) Life: The Ontoethics of Inhabitation
Abstract Is there space for an ontological urban design? Or better still, following the words of Elisabeth Grosz, is there space for an “ontoethics” of the urban? While contributing to the reflectionExpand
Speculative Realism in the Context of Contemporary Philosophical Thought
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 theExpand
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 theExpand
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. Expand
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 pu...
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. Expand
Sete pontos para compreender o neomaterialismo
Resumo Esse texto é uma resposta ao artigo “Neomaterialismo e Antropo-lógicas” (Galáxia, n. 45) feito como uma crítica ao texto “Epistemologia da comunicação, neomaterialismo e cultura digital”Expand
Fake news as fake politics: the digital materialities of YouTube misinformation videos about Brazilian oil spill catastrophe
This article investigates misinformation chains – fake news and clickbait – related to the 2019 oil spill along the coast of Northeast Brazil. A link between the intensive use of misinformation onExpand


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 articulationExpand
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 poststructuralistExpand
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 toExpand
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 listenersExpand
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 arguesExpand
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,Expand
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 thatExpand
Being and Motion
Material Feminisms 214-36. More recently, see Vicki Kirby
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