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Homo Curans

John T. Hamilton

in Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157528
eISBN:
9781400846474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157528.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on one of the fables collected and revised by the Roman grammarian Hyginus (d. AD 17) that proved to be particularly relevant among later poets and philosophers. The brief tale ... More


The Animal Part: Human and Other Animals in the Poetic Imagination

Mark Payne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226650845
eISBN:
9780226650852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650852.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the imaginative identification with animals enabled by aggression and the narcissistic aversion from them manifested as destructiveness. It explores the attraction to the society ... More


Introduction: Posthuman Metamorphosis

Bruce Clarke

in Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228508
eISBN:
9780823240999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Modern and contemporary stories of posthuman transformation are anticipated and overlapped by the forms taken by tales of metamorphosis. Fictions of bodily transformation are also allegories of new ... More


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