Thinking Italian Animals

Human and Posthuman in Modern Italian Literature and Film

  • Editors
  • Deborah Amberson
  • Elena Past

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Deborah Amberson, Elena Past
      Pages 1-17
  3. Ontologies and Thresholds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Deborah Amberson
      Pages 21-38
    3. Gregory Pell
      Pages 57-73
    4. Simone Castaldi
      Pages 75-91
  4. Biopolitics and Historical Crisis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Giuseppina Mecchia
      Pages 129-144
    3. Daniele Fioretti
      Pages 145-158
    4. Valentina Fulginiti
      Pages 159-176
  5. Ecologies and Hybridizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. David Del Principe
      Pages 179-196
    3. Serenella Iovino
      Pages 215-232
    4. Elena Past
      Pages 233-250
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-263

About this book


This bracing volume collects work on Italian writers and filmmakers that engage with nonhuman animal subjectivity. These contributions address 3 major strands of philosophical thought: perceived borders between man and animals, historical and fictional crises, and human entanglement with the nonhuman and material world.


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