Animal Visions pp 267-285 | Cite as

Animal Grace

  • Susan Mary PykeEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature book series (PSAAL)


Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1847) moves towards a counter-narrative of communicative intra-actions between humans and other animals through its attention to the personhood and worth of all creatures. The radical slippages in this text’s depiction of a haunted moor love allows for an embodied and co-affective sentience that connects animal species through habitat. Responses to this work, in novels, poetry, song and film, has the potential to allure readers and audiences towards lifeways that hospitably encounter creatures of all species. Productive multispecies relations involve understanding the human as one animal amongst the kin of the world. Human lifeways most likely to emerge from attending to co-affective hospitality will orient towards earthly generation through care, respect and trust.


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  1. 1.School of Culture and CommunicationUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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