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Author Rohman, Carrie.

Title Stalking the subject [electronic resource] : modernism and the animal / Carrie Rohman.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 192 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-183) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
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Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence.
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 -- Influence.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Animals in literature.
Animals -- Symbolic aspects.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Ethics in literature.
Evolution (Biology) in literature.
Human-animal relationships in literature.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Rohman, Carrie. Stalking the Subject : Modernism and the Animal. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008 9780231145077
ISBN 9780231518567 (electronic bk.)
0231518560 (electronic bk.)
0231145063 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231145071 (pbk.)
9780231145060 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231145077 (pbk.)
Music No. EB00639845 Recorded Books