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Creaturely Advocacy: Poetic Vocation in the Age of Sensibility

Tobias Menely

in The Animal Claim: Sensibility and the Creaturely Voice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226239255
eISBN:
9780226239422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239422.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Extending Walter Benjamin’s reflections on advocacy as translation—on the linguistic and ethicopolitical implications of witnessing, representing, and speaking-for—this chapter asks what it meant for ... More


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Tobias Menely

in The Animal Claim: Sensibility and the Creaturely Voice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226239255
eISBN:
9780226239422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239422.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Posing a challenge to constructivist and deconstructive approaches in animal studies, Claude Lévi-Strauss, citing Jean-Jacques Rousseau, characterizes the human association with animals as a ... More


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