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Unruly technics in the French literary avant-garde: technological writings of the Third Republic and their afterlives in contemporary thought

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This thesis traces a particular genealogy of thinking and writing about technics which germinates in French avant-garde writings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, takes root in the mid-twentieth century in the work of major French philosophers, and continues to bloom in the contemporary ‘nonhuman turn’ in Anglo-American theory that draws inspiration from those philosophers. The place of those early literary figures in this lineage has never before been traced, yet they ...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
French
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0001-7139-579X
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Programme:
Oxford University AHRC DTP – Sir Ivor Roberts Graduate Scholarship
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
French and English
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Deposit date:
2021-05-31

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