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.
|Publisher||Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul|
|Degree||Master of Arts|
|University||Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul|