About the course

In this course students participate in a speculative and futuristic discourse that help them to expand approaches to, and understandings of, culture. Here students will be encouraged to theorise exploratively, and to engage with both old and new visions of the human.

Course content

Cyborgs, post-human, transhuman, life 2.0, non-binary, animate/inanimate, humans living amongst and interacting with animals, plants, things, objects, the planet. What matters? How are we anchored by history, by memory, by ritual, by tradition, by the limits of our “signifying” bodies? And what are the states of mind characterising our limitations? Finally, how do we deal with denial, defense, (in)sensitivity, carelessness, discomfort? This course dives into speculations about some of the most fundamental questions shaping contemporary culture and society: What is involved in being human? And does the category of the human need to be reimagined or reinterpreted in moving towards the future?

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General eligibility requirements + English 6.

A minimum of 60 Higher Education Credits


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


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