Stalking the subject : modernism and the animal / Carrie Rohman.
By: Rohman, Carrie.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009Description: 1 online resource (xii, 192 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780231518567; 0231518560.Subject(s): Animals in literature | Animals -- Symbolic aspects | Ethics in literature | Evolution (Biology) in literature | Human-animal relationships in literature | Modernism (Literature) -- Great BritainAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Stalking the Subject : Modernism and the Animal.DDC classification: 820.9/362 LOC classification: PR468.A56 | R64 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-183) and index.
Acknowledgments; 1. The Animal Among Others; 2. Imperialism and Disavowal; 3. Facing the Animal; 4. Recuperating the Animal; 5. Revising the Human; Conclusion: Animal Studies, Ethics, and the Humanities; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Human and animal subjectivity converge in a historically unprecedented way within modernism, as evolutionary theory, imperialism, antirationalism, and psychoanalysis all grapple with the place of the human in relation to the animal. Drawing on the thought of Jacques Derrida and Georges Bataille, Carrie Rohman outlines the complex philosophical and ethical stakes involved in theorizing the animal in humanism, including the difficulty in determining an ontological place for the animal, the question of animal consciousness and language, and the paradoxical status of the human as both a pr.