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Poetics of literary animality: dialogues between the human and the nonhuman

By Catia Mendes Pereira

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Abstract

The scope of this research is to provide a dialogue between the theoretical assumptions that guide the field of studies called Animal Studies, writings of Machado de Assis that the theme of the animal and screens that compose the work Bovinocultura of the South-mato-grossense plastic artist Humberto Espíndola . The Animal Studies or "Animal Studies" constitute as a hybrid space of discussions, in which, among other questions, it is tried to think the representations of the nonhuman animal mainly in Literature. The hypothesis of the work presented here is based on the belief that through dialogue with the aforementioned field of studies and with literary-philosophical works it may be possible to rethink the status of the human, which is strongly tied to an anthropocentric view, As well as to discuss and question different conceptions of animality and / or humanity, in which the nonhuman animal always seems relegated to a space of subjection. Finally, a possibility of reconfiguring our view of the human and the nonhuman, through different performances, whether in the field of the plastic arts, in the field of literary work or in the theoretical-philosophical text. In the first chapter the Animal Studies will be presented, giving a brief overview of their researches in the academies of Brazil and other countries. In this chapter, a discussion will continue from an interview given by the American writer and researcher Kari Weil, who in recent years has been dedicated to writing about animal alterity. In the second chapter, The representation of the non-human animal in literature and in the plastic arts will be discussed in a more specific way, starting with the dialogue with Machado de Assis texts, such as the chronicles "Bullfights", "O boi", "Carnivores and vegetarians" , Among others and screens of Humberto Espíndola, like Boi-Coat, Boi & Society and Captain Brazil. In the third chapter, a discussion will be presented on the humanism discussed by Martin Heidegger in his essay "Letter on Humanism," the fictional humanistic philosophy addressed principally in the work Quincas Borba, by Machado de Assis, as well as a reflection on Around the so-called post-human categorization. Finally, a small reflection will be generated around the question of the name proposed by Derrida in The animal that I am soon and the novel Quincas Borba. 
ABSTRACT - The scope of this research is to provide a dialogue between theoretical assumptions that guide the field of studies called Animal Studies, some animal question writings of Machado de Assis and Bovinocultura paintings an art work of Humberto Espindola from Mato Grosso do Sul. Studies are formed as to the hybrid space of discussions, in which among other things we sought to think the representations of non-human animal especially in literate. The hypothesis of the work presented here will support the belief that through dialogue and literary-philosophical art works in this field of studies it is possible to rethink the human status, which is strongly linked to an anthropocentric vision, And to discuss and question the different concepts of animality and / or humanity in which the non-human animal always seems relegated to a place of subjection. Moreover, a possibility of reconfiguration of the way we look to human and non-human, through different performances in art work, literature work, or theoretical-philosophical papers. In the first chapter we will present the Animal Studies, tracing a brief overview of the academic research done in Brazil and other countries. We will also promote the discussion from an interview by the North American writer and researcher Kari Weil, who in recent years has dedicated herself to write on animal otherness. In the Second chapter we will discuss in timely manner the representation of non-human animal in literature and visual arts, from dialogue with Machado de Assis texts, Such as the Chronicles "Bullfighting", "The Ox", "Carnivores and Vegetarians", among others, and the art work by Humberto Espíndola, such as Boi-Coat, Boi & Society and Captain Brazil. In the Third chapter we will present discussion on humanism discussed by Martin Heidegger in his essay "Letter on Humanism", the humanist fictional philosophy addressed in Quincas Borba, Machado de Assis, as well as a reflection around post-human. Finally a reflection around The animal that I am proposed by Derrida and the novel Quincas Borba. The humanist fictional philosophy addressed mainly in Quincas Borba, Machado de Assis, as well as a reflection around post-human. Finally a reflection around The animal that I am proposed by Derrida and the novel Quincas Borba. The humanist fictional philosophy addressed mainly in Quincas Borba, Machado de Assis, as well as a reflection around post-human. Finally a reflection around The animal that I am proposed by Derrida and the novel Quincas Borba.

Submitter

Katie Carroll

Date 2015
Pages 16
Publisher Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
Department Literature
Degree Master of Arts
URL Http://repositorio.cbc.ufms.br:8080/jspui/handle/123456789/2522
Language Portuguese
University Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
Tags
  1. Animal roles
  2. Animals in art.
  3. Animals in culture
  4. Animals in literature.
  5. Human-animal communication
  6. Human-animal relationships
  7. Humanism
  8. nonhuman interaction