Images and sources

Sources for slideshow images:



Hillis, David M., Derrick Zwickl, and Robin Gutell. The Tree of Life. University of Texas, Austen.


Costumes Grotesques.jpg  

de Larmessin, Nicolas. An allegorical figure wearing a large variety of surgical in Wellcome. 1695. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons:

See also Karen Raber's paper and abstract: "“Visualizing the Renaissance (Post)Human."


Vertumnus Emperor Rudolph.jpg

Arcimboldo, Giuseppe. Vertumnus (Emperor Rudolph II). 1590. Skokloster CastleLicensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons:,_Rudolf_II_som_Vertumnus._Guiseppe_Arcimboldo_-_Skoklosters_slott_-_87582.jpg

See also Karen Raber, “Visualizing the Renaissance (Post)Human”



Sata art (NASA).jpg 

Howell, Burgess. New Earth-Observing Instrument Installed on the International Space StationNASA Earth Observatory. 

See also "Posthuman Borders" panel of papers.


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Bök, Dr. Christian. The Xenotext Experiment. 2008.

See also Ann Keniston, "Posthuman Economics: Systems of Exchange in Christian Bök’s Recent Sequences.”


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National Institutes of HealthLung cancer cell during cell divisionLicensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons:

See also Karolina Kazimierczak, “On Being/Becoming in Cancer Services: Posthumanist Identities in Prostate Cancer Care."



Mixotricha paradoxa. 2006. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons:


Metamorphosis (frog).jpg

Merian, Maria Sibylla. Bottom part of plate LXXI, from Veranderingen der surinaemsche insekten. 1719. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons:





Frankenstein's monster b(w.jpg  

Promotional photo of Boris Karloff from The Bride of Frankenstein. 1935. Public domain:

See also Thibaud Danel, “After the Frankenstein ‘Monster’: The Post-Human Avatars of the Frankenstein Creature in Contemporary Science-Fiction” and Erin Edwards, "Fissures, Sutures, Grooves."




La Belle et Le Bete.jpg


Promotional photo for Jean Cocteau's La Belle et La Bête. 1946. Public domain. (Screen grab from


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Churchard, Graeme. Aboriginal rock art on the Barnett River, Mount Elizabeth StationLicensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons:,_Mount_Elizabeth_Station.jpg

See also Alan S. Montroso “Caverns of the Inhuman: Porous Bodies and Posthuman Subjects in Premodern Literary Representations of Caves”