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Other Animals in Twenty-First Century Fiction

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This book is about ordinary animals and how they are imagined in twenty-first century fiction. Examining contemporary animal representations and the fraught and potent distinctions humans fashion between themselves and all other animals, it asks how a range of novels make, re-make or un-make traditional conceptions of the creatures we love, admire, eat, vilify and abuse. Other Animals' detailed readings of horses, an animalised human, a donkey, ants, chickens and chimpanzees develop new critical practices in Literary Animal Studies. They explore the connections between fictional animal representation, narrative form, ethics, and the lives and warm bodies of the real-world creatures that precede and exceed our imagination. Human-animal relationships are conditioned by our imaginative shapings of other animals, and by our sense of distinction from them, and Other Animals opens out how fictional animal forms and tropes respond to, participate in, or challenge the ways animals' lives are lived out in consequence of human imaginings of them.



Presents a convincing and overdue introduction to the animal turn in 21st century literature and literary criticism

Demonstrates that behind what were earlier thought to be only anthropomorphic figural and fabular animal figures serving as stand-ins for the human is a living, animate creature that is demonstrably and accurately a nonhuman animal

Offers exciting readings of contemporary novels

Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras



Auteur
Dr Catherine Parry completed her Ph.D on animals in twenty-first century fiction at the University of Lincoln, UK. She is an Associate Lecturer at the same institution. Research interests include literary animal studies, ecocriticism and narrative theory. Published work includes chapters on literature and rurality, and the fiction of Adam Roberts.



Texte du rabat
"The book represents a long overdue and authoritative introduction to the animal turn in 21st century literature and, perhaps even more essential, in literary criticism." Marion Copeland, Independent Scholar, The Center for Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, USA

This book is about ordinary animals and how they are imagined in twenty-first century fiction. Examining contemporary animal representations and the fraught and potent distinctions humans fashion between themselves and all other animals, it asks how a range of novels make, re-make or un-make traditional conceptions of the creatures we love, admire, eat, vilify and abuse. Other Animals' detailed readings of horses, an animalised human, a donkey, ants, chickens and chimpanzees develop new critical practices in Literary Animal Studies. They explore the connections between fictional animal representation, narrative form, ethics, and the lives and warm bodies of the real-world creatures that precede and exceed our imagination. Human-animal relationships are conditioned by our imaginative shapings of other animals, and by our sense of distinction from them, and Other Animals opens out how fictional animal forms and tropes respond to, participate in, or challenge the ways animals' lives are lived out in consequence of human imaginings of them.



Contenu
1. Animals and Literary Criticism.- 2. Animal's People: Animal, Animality, Animalisation.- 3. Ants, Myrmecology and Metaphor.- 4. Beautiful Flesh, Dismantled Bodies and Meaty Portions.- 5. The Sameness and Difference of Apes.- 6. Reimagining Animals, Reimagining Ourselves.- Index.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Other Animals in Twenty-First Century Fiction
Auteur:
EAN: 9783319857824
ISBN: 3319857827
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Springer International Publishing
Nombre de pages: 260
Poids: 341g
Taille: H210mm x B148mm x T14mm
Année: 2018
Sous-titre : Englisch
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017