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(All texts have been uploaded to Dropbox.)

Barad, Karen. “Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2003, vol. 28, no. 3. 801-830.

Bennett, Jane. “A Vitalist Stopover on the Way to a New Materialism.” In Coole and Frost, 47-69.

Coole, Diana, and Samantha Frost. Introduction. New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics. Durham: Duke UP, 2010.

Derrida, Jacques. “The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow).” In The Animal That Therefore I Am. Ed. Marie-Louise Mallet. Trans. David Wills. New York: Fordham UP, 2008. 1-51.

Heidegger, Martin. “The Thing.” In Poetry, Language, Thought. Trans. Albert Hofstader. New York: Harper and Row, 1971. 163-186.

Ingold, Tim. “People Like Us.” In The Perception of the Environment. New York: Routledge, 2000: 373-91.

Jabr, Ferris. “How Brainless Slime Molds Redefne Intelligence.” Scientific American. November 7, 2012. Web. April 27, 2017.

Kirby, Vicki. “Original Science: Nature Deconstructing Itself.” Derrida Today 3.2 (2010): 201–220.

Kohn, Eduardo. “How Dogs Dream: Amazonian natures and the politics of transspecies engagement.” American Ethnologist, 34.1 (2007): 3–24.

Marder, Michael. “What Is Plant Thinking?” Klesis – revue philosophique 25 (2013): 124-143.

Tomlinson, Gary. A Million Years of Music: The Emergence of Human Modernity. Preface and Chapter Two. New York: Zone Books, 2015.

Vitale, Francois. “The Text and the Living: Jacques Derrida Between Biology and Deconstruction.” The Oxford Literary Review 36.1 (2014): 95–114.

Wills, David. Inanimation: Theories of Inorganic Life. Introduction. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

Wong, Kate. “The New Origins of Technology.” Scientific American. May 2017. 28-35.