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"Come, so that I may Chase you Away!": On Ghost Hunts and Posthuman Ethics
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4902-624X
2014 (English)In: Somatechnics, ISSN 2044-0138, Vol. 4, 39-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

‘Creepypastas’ are short horror stories that circulate online, spreading through the act of copying and pasting, and often threatening to ‘curse’ the reader in the process. In this article I explore what it might mean to strike up companionship with and show responsibility towards that which is considered non-existent yet, as in the case of creepypasta and its monsters, hauntingly present nonetheless. I do so through the framework of Jacques Derrida's ‘hauntology’ as well as Donna Haraway's work on responsibility as a question of how to respond to the response of the non/human other. The question I would like to ask is this: how might one respond to the response of the non/human other, if the non/human other is considered to not exist?

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Edinburgh University Press, 2014. Vol. 4, 39-52 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender Studies, feminist theory, posthumanities, posthuman, ethics, internet, creepypasta, hauntology, ghost, spectre, deconstruction, horror, Haraway, Derrida
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104897DOI: 10.3366/soma.2014.0111OAI: diva2:699895
Available from: 2014-03-02 Created: 2014-03-02 Last updated: 2015-06-02Bibliographically approved

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