I found out that New Human Fictions, edited by Nicholas van Orden and published by Inter-Disciplinary Press recently came out.
My chapter Sam Worthington: Negotiating Humanity in Avatar and Terminator Salvation is part of the featured essays. It is a longer version of the one I originally presented at an Oxford conference in summer 2012 and which was then published as “Sam Worthington: Hybrid” Faces in Navigating Cybercultures, edited by Nicholas van Orden, Inter-Disciplinary Press (UK).
This is the description of the book:
New Human Fictions addresses a range of themes relating to life in our digitally networked age. With contributions by emerging and established scholars from around the world, the chapters collected here explore intersections of cyberspaces and human communities. Video games, science fiction, architecture, viral videos, films, and digital spaces are surveyed; hybrid bodies and cyborg cultures are examined; and traditional distinctions between mind and body, human and machine, and real and virtual are happily disrupted. Three general themes develop throughout this book; these three themes focus on the programmable human, technology and the body, and the impact of technology on cultural forms and artefacts. The chapters collected here are often difficult, but through careful and generous reading they suggest strategies for living alongside and within our new human fictions.