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Techne II. Hybrids and Hubris

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Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)

Abstract

This second exploration of how the relationships between technology and animality are understood and represented by Levi focuses mostly on his science fiction and on how it challenges the human-animal divide as it was instead presented in “A Bottle of Sunshine.” The analysis of the overarching theme of hybridity in Levi’s work shows in fact that Levi represents himself as indeed a homo faber, who nonetheless needs a hybrid literary strategy capable of displaying the creative possibilities of limitrophy as well as the hubris of traditional anthropocentric humanism.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of French and ItalianDartmouth CollegeHanoverUSA

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