In a post-critical environment, literary and cultural analysis can find new directions through engagement with ‘experiment’, ‘multirealism’ and ‘reproduction’ as agents ‘earn participation’ in collectives of humans and non-humans. Collectives of ‘partners’ are necessary collaborators in the reproduction of cultural forms. This vitalist approach carries an experimental method, an expanded ontological field, and a relational subjectivity, which contrasts to the traditional humanities intellectual who aspires to the refinement of judgment.
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