Posthuman Embodiments and Overuse Injuries Amid COVID-19

  • Adrian M. Downey Mount Saint Vincent University


This article brings Rosi Braidotti's critical posthumanism, critique of neoliberalism and work, and William Pinar's method of currere together toward an autobiographical discussion of the author's overuse injuries and the current moment of planetary injury. The author is searching for meaning within these injuries and terms the search and the learning the curriculum of injury. The author suggests that recovery is never quite possible, and acceptance ought to be the way forward. Acceptance is theorized both in terms of the author's injuries and in terms of the wider societal moment of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimately, the author suggests currere—indeed, any curriculum—cannot remain static amid, nor be examined apart from, the changing world.