A New Biological Citizenship: Posthumanism in Octavia Butler’s Fledgling

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleA New Biological Citizenship: Posthumanism in Octavia Butler’s Fledgling Author(S)Pramod K. Nayar (Author)
Abstract  This essay argues that Octavia Butler’s Fledgling traces, in the transformation of the protagonist Shori from mere zo? into b?os, the evolution of a posthumanist condition where vampires coevolve with humans. This occurs in three stages before climaxing in a posthumanist corporeality that involves a multispecies biological citizenship. Shori’s biovalue and biological citizenship is at once corporeal and moral. Biovalue in Butler’s posthumanist vision, I conclude, inheres in the moral enhancement of Shori and is the result of her multispecies citizenship. ...Paginationp 796-817
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsEnglish fiction
Journal TitleModern Fiction Studies  
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