Elaborations on the EcoGothic - Zachary Walter
Eureka College Research Symposium
Published at : 18 Dec 2020
Time is a central concern for many, and common experience for all, so much so that an emerging field in theory has been termed "chronopolitics" to elaborate the materialization of these various ideas. The haunting of the past and the encroachment of annihilative futures leave the present confronted with a sense of dread and stagnation, of which we ourselves must navigate. Through examination of "nature" as the philosophical object of study, we discover novel ways to think through the onslaught of contemporary economies, control mechanisms, and other such regulatory processes most emblematic of modernity. From here, we discover the coming about of the abhuman identity, the slippage of which brings about posthuman theories, and the Gothic within.