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The Resource Creaturely poetics : animality and vulnerability in literature and film, Anat Pick

Creaturely poetics : animality and vulnerability in literature and film, Anat Pick

Label
Creaturely poetics : animality and vulnerability in literature and film
Title
Creaturely poetics
Title remainder
animality and vulnerability in literature and film
Statement of responsibility
Anat Pick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Simone Weil once wrote that "the vulnerability of precious things is beautiful because vulnerability is a mark of existence," establishing a relationship between vulnerability, beauty, and existence transcending the separation of species. Her conception of a radical ethics and aesthetics could be characterized as a new poetics of species, forcing a rethinking of the body's significance, both human and animal. Exploring the "logic of flesh" and the use of the body to mark species identity, Anat Pick reimagines a poetics that begins with the vulnerability of bodies, not the omnipotence of thought. Pick proposes a "creaturely" approach based on the shared embodiedness of humans and animals and a postsecular perspective on human-animal relations. She turns to literature, film, and other cultural texts, challenging the familiar inventory of the human: consciousness, language, morality, and dignity. Reintroducing Weil's elaboration of such themes as witnessing, commemoration, and collective memory, Pick identifies the animal within all humans, emphasizing the corporeal and its issues of power and freedom. In her poetics of the creaturely, powerlessness is the point at which aesthetic and ethical thinking must begin." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pick, Anat
Dewey number
809/.93362
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.A64
LC item number
P53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Animals in motion pictures
  • Human-animal relationships in motion pictures
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Animals in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Animals in motion pictures
  • Human-animal relationships in motion pictures
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Filmkunst
  • Bellettrie
  • Mens-dier-relatie
Label
Creaturely poetics : animality and vulnerability in literature and film, Anat Pick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : creaturely bodies -- The inhumanity of literature. Humanity unraveled, humanity regained : the Holocaust and the discourse of species -- Neanderthal poetics in William Golding's The inheritors -- The indignities of species in Marie Darrieussecq's Pig tales -- The inhumanity of film. Cine-zoos -- Scientific surrealism in the films of Georges Franju and Frederick Wiseman -- Werner Herzog's creaturely poetics -- Conclusion : animal saintliness
Control code
666573502
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 249 pages
Isbn
9780231147866
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010038193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)666573502
Label
Creaturely poetics : animality and vulnerability in literature and film, Anat Pick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : creaturely bodies -- The inhumanity of literature. Humanity unraveled, humanity regained : the Holocaust and the discourse of species -- Neanderthal poetics in William Golding's The inheritors -- The indignities of species in Marie Darrieussecq's Pig tales -- The inhumanity of film. Cine-zoos -- Scientific surrealism in the films of Georges Franju and Frederick Wiseman -- Werner Herzog's creaturely poetics -- Conclusion : animal saintliness
Control code
666573502
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 249 pages
Isbn
9780231147866
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010038193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)666573502

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