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Andrew Pilsch

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Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Theory
  • Popular Culture
  • Digital Humanities
  • Composition, Rhetoric and Discourse Studies
  • (979) 862-3556
  • LAAH 417
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Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2012

M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2007

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005

Honors and Awards

2017 Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Book Prize for Transhumanism


Transhumanism - PilschTranshumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia. The University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Exploring the rich history and utopian potential of transhumanism’s belief that humanity is on the cusp of radical evolutionary transformation .

Andrew Pilsch argues that transhumanism’s utopian rhetoric actively imagines radical new futures for the species and its habitat. Pilsch situates contemporary transhumanism within the longer history of a rhetorical mode he calls “evolutionary futurism” that unifies diverse texts, philosophies, and theories of science and technology that anticipate a radical explosion in humanity’s cognitive, physical, and cultural potentialities.

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