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Ergebnisanzeige "ACLA Seminar 2015: What Is Zoopoetics? (15.10.2014) (26.–29.03.2015)"
RessourcentypCall for Papers
TitelACLA Seminar 2015: What Is Zoopoetics? (15.10.2014) (26.–29.03.2015)
BeschreibungACLA Seminar: What Is Zoopoetics?
Seattle, WA 26–29 March, 2015

Organizer: Kári Driscoll, Utrecht University
Co-Organizer: Eva Hoffmann, University of Oregon

What can the study of animals contribute to literary studies and vice versa? What can literary animal studies tell us about literature that conventional literary studies might otherwise be blind to? Although animals abound in the literature of almost every geographical area and historical period, traditional literary criticism has been marked by the tendency to disregard this ubiquitous animal presence in literary texts, or else a single-minded determination to read animals exclusively as metaphors and symbols for something else, in short as “animal imagery,” which, as Margot Norris writes, “presupposes the use of the concrete to express the abstract, and indeed, it seem[s] that nowhere in literature [are] animals to be allowed to be themselves.” What does it mean for literary theory and criticism to allow animals to “be themselves”? How can we as scholars of literature resist the tendency to press animals “into symbolic service” as metaphors and allegories for the human, whilst also avoiding a naïve literalism with respect to the literary animal?
The pervasive uneasiness regarding the metaphorical conception of the animal within recent scholarship in animal studies stems from a more general suspicion, by no means unjustified, that such a conception serves ultimately to assimilate the animal to a fundamentally logocentric discourse and hence to reduce “animal problems to a principle that functions within the legibility of the animal: from animal to ani-word,” as Jonathan Burt writes in response to Derrida’s ‘animot’. The question of the animal thus turns out to have been the question of language all along. Conversely, however, we might also posit that the question of language has itself also always been the question of the animal. What would it mean for literary studies if we were to take the implications of this involution seriously? How can we be attentive to the specific way animals operate in literary texts as “functions of their literariness” (to borrow a phrase from Susan McHugh)? In other words, not merely as one trope in an author’s poetic arsenal that could easily be replaced by any other, but rather as a specific problem to and for language and representation as such.
This seminar seeks papers dealing with the question of zoopoetics both as an object of study—i.e. texts from any tradition or period that reflect, explicitly or implicitly, on the relationship between animality, language and representation—and as a methodological problem for literary animal studies.

The deadline for submissions is 15 October, 2014.
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VeranstaltungsortSeattle, WA
PersonName: Driscoll, Kári [Dr.] 
Funktion: Koordinator 
Name: Hoffmann, Eva 
Funktion: Koordinatorin 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Departement Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie, Universiteit Utrecht 
Strasse/Postfach: Trans 10 
Postleitzahl: 3512 JK 
Stadt: Utrecht 
Name/Institution: Department of German & Scandinavian, University of Oregon 
Strasse/Postfach: 1250 University of Oregon 
Postleitzahl: 97403-1250 
Stadt: Eugene, OR 
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteraturwissenschaft; Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Literatur 700 - 1150; Literatur 1150 - 1300; Literatur 1300 - 1500; Literatur 1500 - 1580; Literatur 1580 - 1700; Literatur 1700 - 1770; Literatur 1770 - 1830; Literatur 1830 - 1880; Literatur 1880 - 1945; Literatur nach 1945; Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte; Literaturtheorie: Klassiker; Literaturtheorie: Themen; Motiv- u. Stoffgeschichte
Zusätzliches Suchwortanimal studies
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.04.00 Methodik; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.08.00 Poetik
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