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Beyond the Human-Animal Divide : Creaturely Lives in Literature and Culture - (Hardcover)
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This volume explores the potential of the concept of the creaturely for thinking and writing beyond the idea of a clear-cut human-animal divide, presenting innovative perspectives and narratives for an age which increasingly confronts us with the profound ecological, ethical and political challenges of a multispecies world. The text explores written work such as Samuel Beckett’s Worstward Ho and Michel Foucault's The Order of Things, video media such as the film "Creature Comforts" and the video game Into the Dead, and photography. With chapters written by an international group of philosophers, literary and cultural studies scholars, historians and others, the volume brings together established experts and forward-thinking early career scholars to provide an interdisciplinary engagement with ways of thinking and writing the creaturely to establish a postanthropocentric sense of human-animal relationality.
Number of Pages: 325
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: November 21, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-60-9468
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