A Polemical Companion to Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates

Ed. Katarzyna Beilin and William Viestenz

The present "debate" is meant to be read in conjunction with Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates, edited by Katarzyna Beilin and William Viestenz. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2016. (Available in hardcover, paperback and ebook)

Prelude

1. Iberian Studies for a Change: Chasing Boundaries of Life 
Katarzyna Beilin

2. Telling Worldly Stories in a More-than-Human World (or How to Overcome Humanist Orthodoxies in Iberian Cultural Criticism)
Daniel Ares López

3. Animals in Contemporary Spanish Newspapers 
John Beusterien

4. Cultivating the Square: Trash, Recycling, and the Cultural Ecology of Post-Crisis Madrid
Matthew I. Feinberg and Susan Larson

5. Happiness 
Eugenia Afinoguénova

6. Spanish Cultural and Literary Criticism in the Age of the Anthropocene 
Luis I. Prádanos

7. A Note on the Culture of Biotechnology in Contemporary Spain 
Sainath Suryanarayanan and Katarzyna Beilin

8. Accounting for Violence, Counting the Dead: The Civil War and Spain's Political Present
Sebastiaan Faber

9. Nunca Máis: Ecological Collectivism and the Prestige Disaster 
John H. Trevathan

Polemics

10. Debating Ourselves; Towards the Garden Cities 
Katarzyna Beilin

11. Exploring the Political Ecology of Iberian Studies 
Luis I. Prádanos

12. An Exemplary Iberian Peninsula for an Ethics of Life
John Beusterien

13. The Ecological Imperative of Urban Cultural Studies
Matthew I. Feinberg and Susan Larson

14. The Community to Come: Reconsidering Democracy by Way of the Ethics of Life 
William Viestenz

15. Back to Alienation
Eugenia Afinoguénova

16. Material Semiotics, Political Ecologies, Ethics of Life and the Renewed Potential of the Humanities to Describe and Shape the World in the Anthropocene
Daniel Ares López

17. Literature as Ecological Thought: Mind the Metaphor 
Juan F. Egea

18. Opening Black Boxes in Iberian Debates on Life
John H. Trevathan

19. Dam Novels: Drowned Memory and Disposable Communities 
Martín López-Vega

20. Matters of Concern: Survival Strategies 
Sebastiaan Faber

21. Assisted Suicide and Academic Suicide 
Paul Begin

22. Keeping the Humanities Alive by Transforming It: A Co-op Conclusion
Daniel Ares López, Katarzyna Beilin, John Beusterien, Luis I. Prádanos, Sainath Suryanaryanan and William Viestenz

Contributors