Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film

Creaturely Poetics

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Elements of a Constructivist Theory of Justice, Trans. Columbia University Press, Aaron - - Philosophy 20 Bell - - The Classical Review 47 She turns to literature, film, and other cultural texts that prioritize the inhuman and challenge the familiar inventory of the human consciousness, language, morality, and dignity. She reintroduces Weil's crucially important work and its elaboration of themes such as witnessing, commemoration, and collective memory, and she moves away from assumptions about animal "otherness" and nonhuman subjectivities.

Pick identifies the "animal" within all humans, emphasizing the corporeal and its issues of power and freedom. In her creaturely view, powerlessness is the point at which both aesthetic and ethical thinking must begin. Reviews "Anat Pick's Creaturely Poetics offers an incredibly inspiring and novel approach to rethinking human relationships with animals.

With its compelling account of an ethics based on attentiveness and responsiveness to the vulnerability of animal beings, Pick's important book will help to steer discussions in animal ethics and animals studies in new and productive directions.

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The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida "Anat Pick's Creaturely Poeticsexplores the charged, incandescent space in which the ordinary or the everyday and the mystical or the theological cross on the site of what we call "the animal. With its compelling account of an ethics based on attentiveness and responsiveness to the vulnerability of animal beings, Pick's important book will steer animal ethics and animals studies discussions in new and productive directions.

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