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The Resource Narratology beyond the human : storytelling and animal life, David Herman

Narratology beyond the human : storytelling and animal life, David Herman

Label
Narratology beyond the human : storytelling and animal life
Title
Narratology beyond the human
Title remainder
storytelling and animal life
Statement of responsibility
David Herman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To what extent, and in what manner, do storytelling practices accommodate nonhuman subjects and their modalities of experience, and how can contemporary narrative study shed light on interspecies interactions and entanglements? In Narratology beyond the Human, David Herman addresses these questions through a cross-disciplinary approach to post-Darwinian narratives concerned with animals and human-animal relationships. Herman considers the enabling and constraining effects of different narrative media, examining a range of fictional and nonfictional texts disseminated in print, comics and graphic novels, and film. In focusing on techniques such as the use of animal narrators, alternation between human and nonhuman perspectives, the embedding of stories within stories, and others, the book explores how specific strategies for portraying nonhuman agents both emerge from and contribute to broader attitudes toward animal life. Herman argues that existing frameworks for narrative inquiry must be modified to take into account how stories are interwoven with cultural ontologies, or understandings of what sorts of beings populate the world and how they relate to humans. Showing how questions of narrative bear on ideas of species difference and assumptions about animal minds, Narratology beyond the Human underscores our inextricable interconnectedness with other forms of creatural life and suggests that stories can be used to resituate imaginaries of human action in a more-than-human world
Cataloging source
YDX
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1962-
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Herman, David
Dewey number
809/.93362
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.A64
LC item number
H47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Animals and civilization
  • Animals in literature
  • Storytelling
  • Narrative inquiry (Research method)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Animals and civilization
  • Animals in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Narrative inquiry (Research method)
  • Storytelling
  • Erzählen
  • Mensch
Label
Narratology beyond the human : storytelling and animal life, David Herman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface - Introduction - Section I. Storytelling and Selfhood beyond the Human -- Chapter 1: Self-Narratives and Nonhuman Selves -- Chapter 2: Boundary Conditions: Identification and Transformation across Species Lines -- Chapter 3: Entangled Selves, Transhuman Families -- Section II. Narrative Engagements with More-than-Human Worlds -- Chapter 4: Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives -- Chapter 5: Life Narratives beyond the Human -- Chapter 6: Animal Minds across Discourse Domains -- Chapter 7: Explanation and Understanding in Animal Narratives -- Coda: toward a bionarratology on storytelling at species scale
Control code
1022077649
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780190850401
Lccn
2017278426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022077649
Label
Narratology beyond the human : storytelling and animal life, David Herman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface - Introduction - Section I. Storytelling and Selfhood beyond the Human -- Chapter 1: Self-Narratives and Nonhuman Selves -- Chapter 2: Boundary Conditions: Identification and Transformation across Species Lines -- Chapter 3: Entangled Selves, Transhuman Families -- Section II. Narrative Engagements with More-than-Human Worlds -- Chapter 4: Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives -- Chapter 5: Life Narratives beyond the Human -- Chapter 6: Animal Minds across Discourse Domains -- Chapter 7: Explanation and Understanding in Animal Narratives -- Coda: toward a bionarratology on storytelling at species scale
Control code
1022077649
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780190850401
Lccn
2017278426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022077649

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