Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2019

224 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474439039

Bookseller Code (06)

Animal Writing

Storytelling, Selfhood and the Limits of Empathy

First Edition

Danielle Sands

Published by Edinburgh University Press


  • 5 chapters each explore a different element of the human-nonhuman relationship by placing philosophical theories in dialogue with literary texts
  • Encounters fiction writers Yann Martel, Karen Joy Fowler, Han Kang and Jim Crace beside the philosophy of Graham Harman, Donna Haraway, Jacques Derrida and Roger Caillois
  • Pursues underexplored facets of Animal Studies, particularly insects and their relationship to ecofeminism
  • Generates a conversation between Animal Studies and scholarship on objects, such as actor network theory and object oriented philosophy
  • Explores the implications of the nonhuman for our understanding of aesthetics, ethics and politics

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