The block that I am teaching on Birkbeck, University of London’s MA in Critical and Cultural Studies in 2018-2019.
This wide-ranging block focuses on a series of important topics examining the convergence of technology, subjectivity and cultural theory. By examining technological, political, and cultural change, we will consider how 20th and 21st century theory has interpreted the relationship between the human and the technologically saturated contemporary world. This interdisciplinary module forms links with history, science, and philosophy while maintaining a firm focus on cultural theory. The diverse range of topics will encourage students over the five-week course to debate and explore increasingly poignant ontological and epistemic issues of the present and future world.