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Contaminations: "Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Michael Mack


This book enquires into the problem of various oppositions between pure entities such as nature and society, body and mind, science and the arts, subjectivity and objectivity. It examines how works of literature and cinema have contaminated constructions of the pure and the immune with their purported opposite. As an advanced critical introduction to the figure of contamination, the book makes explicit what so far has remained unarticulated—what has only been implied—within postmodern, poststructuralist and deconstructive theory. Combining theory with literary criticism, the book sheds light o ... More

Keywords: Purity, Immunity, Climate Change, Anthropocene, Dialectics, ‘Spinoza’, ‘W. Benjamin’, ‘Hannah Arendt’, ‘G. Deleuze’, ‘Objectivity and Subjectivity’, ‘Mind and Body’

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474411363
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Mack, author
Durham University