An Atlas of Critical Climate Change

Fordham University Press, forthcoming (2010). Edited by Tom Cohen and Henry Sussman.

If “climate change” is the general name for the mutation of terrestrial and biomorphic systems opened by the 21st century what are the corresponding mutation of critical paradigms and epistemologies as we shift from focusing on social realities to non-anthropic factors, agencies, implications and timelines? This volume assembles a broad array of philosophical critics—intergenerational and cross-disciplinary—to address this horizon from different critical idioms and projects. In the mode of an “Atlas,” each has chosen a specific entry for this networked discussion of the changing premises of critical discourse.

Contents & Contributors

Introduction—“Critical Reorientation in the Era of Climate Change”?

  1. “Aftershock” Tom Cohen, English Department, University at Albany
  2. “Autopoiesis—Cell, Society, Planet” Bruno Clarke, English, Texas Tech University
  3. “Bailout” Randy Martin, Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
  4. “Brains and Archives” Catherine Malabou, University of Paris (Nanterre); Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo
  5. “Bioethics” Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmith College, London
  6. “Biopolitics” Eva Ziarek, Julian Park Chair, Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo
  7. “Care” Bernard Stiegler, Director of the Department of Cultural Development, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris
  8. “Diaspora” Alberto Moreiras, Director, European Studies, University of Aberdeen
  9. “Extinction” Claire Colebrook, Sparks Professor, English Department, Penn State University
  10. “Gender (and Difference)” Joan Copjec, English, University at Buffalo
  11. “Global Unworld” K. Ziarek, Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo
  12. “Jet-Lag” Henry Sussman, Julian Park Professor, Comparative Literature, University of Buffalo
  13. “Machine-Works” J. Hillis Miller, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine
  14. “Sacrifice” Rey Chow, Comparative Literature & Modern Media & Culture, Brown University
  15. “Scale” Timothy Clark, University of Durham
  16. “Security” Sam Weber, Avalon Professor of Humanities, Northwestern University
  17. “Species Invasion” Jason Groves, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Yale University
  18. “Survival” Yates McKee, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
  19. “Sustainability” Haun Saussy, Bird White Housum Professor, Comparative Literature, Yale University
  20. “Time” Robert Markley, English, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  21. “War” Mike Hill, English, University at Albany
  22. “Waste” Tian Song, Sociology, Beijing University
  23. “Water” James Bunn, English, University at Buffalo