On Bernard Stiegler’s Confinement

C. Parker Krieg


This short essay addresses the special theme topic of literary geographies in isolation by considering the question of confinement in the philosopher Bernard Stiegler's account of reading and technics in prison. Before his recent passing, Stiegler revisited this period of isolation in a Le Monde piece, speaking to the conditions of isolation imposed by Covid-19. This short essay offers a greater context to this piece in relation to Stiegler's philosophy, and considers, along with Stiegler, the potential of reading in transforming self, space, and society, in the Anthropocene.


Bernard Stiegler; Posthumanism; Prison; Reading; Technology

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