Metacritic Journal

for Comparative Studies and Theory

ISSN 2457 – 8827
Cristina Diamant Cristina Diamant

Subaltern Framings of the Posthuman in Jeanette Winterson’s THE STONE GODS and David Mitchell’s CLOUD ATLAS

The present paper, drawing mainly on the findings of Rosi Braidotti, Donna Haraway, and Richard Kearney, aims to explore the complex framing as subalterns undergone by Spike, the obscenely beautiful Robo sapiens of Jeanette Winterson‘s The Stone Gods, as well as Sonmi-451, one of the ascended fabricants or cognitively awakened clones in the service industry of David Mitchell‘s Cloud Atlas. There is an inherent paradox here: if these posthumans are both posterior and superior, what makes it possible to...   ⇨ Read more