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About this book
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.
animals ins Samuel Beckett's Worstward Ho Animals in J.M. Coetzee’s Life and Times of Michael K animals and metaphorization materialism versus semiotics Zoopoetics Luigi Pirandello’s Si gira! Nick Park’s “Creature Comforts” interspecies communication Perrudja by Hans Henny Jahnn “apotheosis of the creature.” creatural lives in the interwar period human-animal relationships in the anthropocene postanthropocentrism earth-based ethics Heidegger’s poiesis Derrida’s poetic as if biosociality Michel Foucault and animals video games and prey perspective dogs and human identity