Devouring Mechanization: Arthur Miller and the Proto-Posthuman

Sloane, Peter (2019) Devouring Mechanization: Arthur Miller and the Proto-Posthuman. In: An Anthology of Arthur Miller in the 21st Century. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

In this chapter, I explore Miller's fascination with the mechanization of mid-20th century US domestic and work spaces, arguing that his interest takes the form of a proto-posthumanism. More specifically, I interrogated his recurring interest in broken engines and machine parts, which he employs as both material reality of contemporary urban industrialised living, and as powerful metaphor for a range of malfunctioning systems.

Keywords:Arthur Miller, Modernity, Posthuman, Mechanization, Drama
Subjects:T Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian Languages, Literature and related subjects > T720 American Literature studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
ID Code:34703
Deposited On:17 Jan 2019 14:45

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