Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film

Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film

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Simone Weil once wrote that "the vulnerability of precious things is beautiful because vulnerability is a mark of existence." With these words, she established a relationship among vulnerability, beauty, and existence that transcends the boundaries separating the species. Her conception of a radical ethics and aesthetics could be characterized as a new "poetics of species," that forces us to rethink the significance of the body, both human and animal. Exploring the… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 26, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 264 pages

File size: 15.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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