Posthumanist Feminism and Interspecies Affect in Nalo Hopkinson’s Midnight Robber

Belen Martin-Lucas

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Abstract
This paper examines the posthuman affective communities in Nalo Hopkinson’s dystopia Midnight Robber (2000), from an intersectional approach. It focuses on the interspecies affinity developed between a cyborg Black girl and other posthuman beings in outer space, where subaltern ‘artisans,’ machines, and indigenous communities provide nurturing affects of love and compassion that engender mutual respect and solidarity.

Résumé
Cet article examine les communautés affectives posthumaines dans la dystopie Midnight Robber (2000) de Nalo Hopkinson, selon une approche intersectionnelle. Il met l’accent sur l’affinité interspécifique qui se développe entre une cyborg noire et d’autres êtres posthumains dans l’espace, où des « artisans » subalternes, des machines et des communautés indigènes fournissent des affects enrichissants d’amour et de compassion qui engendrent le respect mutuel et la solidarité.


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Speculative fiction; posthumanist feminism; cyborgs; affect

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