Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

Little War Machines: Posthuman Pedagogy and its Media

Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (2009), 3, (3), 273–280.

Abstract

The article examines Deleuze's, and Deleuze and Guattari's, theories of affect. In so doing, it argues that the materiality of affect, as a meta-subjective exchange, can be considered a posthuman pedagogy. Three different media (literature, music, and dance) are explored as examples of this material exchange. As an affective exchange, encounters with literature, music, and dance might be considered a posthuman form of education. This is because, on one level, pedagogy is fundamentally about people, yet on another level, the material changes, or traces of interaction that identify the kinds of subjective modulations that occur through literature, sound, and movement, are forms of change that are not created by people. Rather, these changes are created by the materialities of texts.

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Hickey-Moody, Anna