• Analogical Animals: Thinking through Difference in Animalities and Histories

    Author(s):
    Genevieve Creedon (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Subject(s):
    Animal rights, Comparative literature, Continental philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    animal studies, comparative literature, critical animal studies, Derrida
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6J32W
    Abstract:
    This essay takes up practices of comparison and analogy between human populations and animals that have been so problematized in discussions of J. M. Coetzee’s work. Through readings of Der-rida and Haraway alongside German novelist Uwe Timm’s Morenga, it argues that analogical structures function as simultaneous differentia-tions and de-differentiations that allow for both similarities and differences to emerge. Far from collapsing differences, analogical think-ing in Timm’s novel allows for specificities to emerge, rendering the broad, generic category of the animal far more complex.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    8 months ago
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