Towards a Tentacular Coexistence. Speculative Fiction and Feminist Futures

Lidia Curti

Abstract


A tentacular coexistence among critters is the critical and political proposition that emerges from Donna Haraway’s latest work, Staying with the Trouble. Making Kin in the Chthulucene (2016). The idea is not just that of overcoming the hierarchal relation between human beings and the animal world, but also of searching for a way of living together in a symbiotic web among beings of every species and nature. This essay spans from Anna Maria Ortese to Octavia Butler and Ursula Le Guin in an exploration of the new perspectives of feminist thought. At the foreground is a greater awareness of the urgency of resistance to the progressive devastation of the planet and an opening to the new analytical and epistemological horizons of intersectionality. In this context, to use Haraway’s lexicon, the anthropocene and the capitalocene are the present, while the time of the chthulucene – another place and a time that was, still is, and still could be – produces earthly powers and processes, both human and non-human.

Shorter versions of this article have been published in il manifesto and Leggendaria.


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