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Outside the Anthropological Machine


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Introduction Ways Out of the Anthropological Machine, or How and Why to Defamiliarize OurselvesChiara Mengozzi Part I"Playing a Part in the Dramaturgy of the Real": (Hi)story on the Side of Animals1. A Giraffe's Journey to France (1826-1827): Recording the Encounter From the Animal's Point of ViewEric Baratay 2. Structures of Captivity and Animal Agency: The London Zoo, ca. 1865 to the Present TimesViolette Pouillard3. Atlantic History From the Saddle: The Role of Horses in the Slave-Trading Atlantic WorldRachael L. Pasierowska 4. Re-animalizing Animals, Re-animating Humans
Michal Krzykawski


Laika's Lullabies: Post-anthropocentric Representations of the First Dog in Space

Anita Jarzyna6. The Blind Spot of the Plot: Thinking Beyond Human With Karel CapekChiara Mengozzi Part II "I Relate, Therefore I Am": Human-Animal Encounters 7. Animals and Their Keepers in Belle Epoque Postcards of the Jardin des Plantes MenagerieMaria P. Gindhart8. "Seeing Eye to Eye, Through a Glass Clearly"? Blurring the Boundary Between Humans and AnimalsQuentin Montagne9. Flesh, Fur, and ForgettingKari Weil10. Animals as Monsters,Victims, and Models in the Age of DecadenceEva Voldrichova BerankovaPart III"Across the Narrow Abyss of Non-comprehension": Entering Animals' Lives 11. Literature and Animal Expressiveness: On the Cognitive and Ethic Aspects of ZoopoeticsAnne Simon12. "Une langue ou une musique inouie, assez inhumaine...": Narrative Voice and the Question of the AnimalKari Driscoll13. From Being a Beast to Becoming-Animal: Literary Experiments in Crossing the Species DivideJonathan Pollock14. Cameras That Pose as Animals: Imagining Non-human Animals Through the POV ShotConcepcion Cortes Zulueta15. Playing (With) the Non-human: The Animal Avatar in Bear SimulatorMichael Fuchs

About the Author

Chiara Mengozzi is a researcher at Charles University in Prague (Faculty of Arts), where she teaches literary theory, as well as Italian and French contemporary literatures. She is also Associated Researcher at CEFRES in Prague (French Research Center in Social Sciences). Her research focuses on animal studies, ecocriticism, climate fiction, postcolonial and migrant literatures, world literature, and translation and reception theory. She is the author of an Italian monograph entitled Narrazioni contese. Vent'anni di scritture italiane della migrazione (2013). She is currently investigating the relation between science and literature in the context of climate change.

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