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Introduction: The End of the Animal – Literary and Cultural Animalities

Michael Lundblad

in Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400022
eISBN:
9781474434584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400022.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction to this volume calls for the end of “animal studies” broadly conceived as an umbrella term encompassing such diverse fields as animality studies, posthumanism, human-animal studies, ... More


Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Michael Lundblad (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400022
eISBN:
9781474434584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400022.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Representations of animality continue to proliferate in various kinds of literary and cultural texts. This pioneering volume explores the critical interface between animal studies and animality ... More


Introduction:: From Animal Theory to Creaturely Theology

Stephen D. Moore

in Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263196
eISBN:
9780823266531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263196.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introduction maps the recent “turn to the animal” in the humanities, with special reference to the field of animality studies. The catalytic role of Jacques Derrida's “The Animal That Therefore ... More


Animality, Biopolitics, and <i>Umwelt</i> in Amitav Ghosh’s <i>The Hungry Tide</i>

Robin Chen-Hsing Tsai

in Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400022
eISBN:
9781474434584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400022.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Tsai explores Ghosh’s novel in relation to intersecting histories of both human and nonhuman violence. Set in the tide country of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh and India, the novel dramatizes ... More


The Nature of Birds, Women, and Cancer: Terry Tempest Williams’s <i>Refuge</i> and <i>When Women Were Birds</i>

Michael Lundblad

in Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400022
eISBN:
9781474434584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400022.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Lundblad focuses on two memoirs by Terry Tempest Williams for the ways they represent an attempt in contemporary nature writing and illness memoirs to come to terms with terminal illness and the end ... More


Anzaldúa’s Animal Abyss:: Mestizaje and the Late Ancient Imagination

An Yountae and Peter Anthony Mena

in Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263196
eISBN:
9780823266531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263196.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

An Yountae and Peter Anthony Mena's jointly authored essay explores Gloria Anzaldúa's potential contributions to animality studies and creaturely theology. The essay falls into two parts. Mena shows ... More


The Logos of God and the End of Humanity:: Giorgio Agamben and the Gospel of John on Animality as Light and Life

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263196
eISBN:
9780823266531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263196.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The writings of Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben inform Eric Meyer's essay. Meyer rereads the Johannine prologue (John 1:1-18), the locus classicus for the doctrine of the incarnation, with ... More


Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

Stephen Moore (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263196
eISBN:
9780823266531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263196.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A turn to the animal is underway in the humanities, most obviously in such fields as philosophy, literary studies, cultural studies, and religious studies. One important catalyst for this development ... More


Little Bird in My Praying Hands:: Rainer Maria Rilke and God’s Animal Body

Beatrice Marovich

in Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263196
eISBN:
9780823266531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263196.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Beatrice Marovich's essay brings Jacques Derrida's animal philosophy into dialogue with Rainer Maria Rilke's animal theology as crafted in his Stories of God and Book of Hours. For Rilke, animals ... More


Ecotherology

Stephen D. Moore

in Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263196
eISBN:
9780823266531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263196.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Imperial Rome is figured in the Book of Revelation as a thērion, a “beast” or “wild beast.” Stephen D. Moore's essay begins by reading Jacques Derrida's The Beast and the Sovereign, together with The ... More


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