Preface Sean Cubitt; Introduction Charlie Blake, Claire Molloy and Steven Shakespeare; Part I: Animality - Boundaries and Definitions; 1. Incidents toward an Animal Revolution Ron Broglio; 2. Being a Known Animal Claire Molloy; 3. Beyond the Pain Principle Giovanni Aloi; Part II: Representing Animality; 4. What We Can Do: Art Methodologies and Parities in Meeting Mark Wilson and Bryndis Snaebjornsdottir; 5. New Tricks Tom Tyler; 6. Writing Relations: the Crab, the Lobster, the Orchid, the Primrose, You, Me, Chaos and Literature Lucile Desblache; Part III: Thinking Beyond the Divide; 7. Degrees of Freedom: Humans as Primates: in Dialogue with Hans urs von Balthasar Celia Deane-Drummond; 8. Levinas, Bataille and the Theology of Animal Life Donald Turner; 9. Art in the Age of Animality: Telepathy, Constellation, Polis Frederick Young; Part IV: Animal - Human - Machine; 10. Inhuman Geometries: Aurochs & Angels and the Refuge of Art Charlie Blake; 11. The Mechanical Image of an Animal God Steven Shakespeare; 12. Transforming the Human Body Gareth Jones; Bibliography; Index.
Claire Molloy is Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Media at University of Brighton, UK and a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. She has published on anthropomorphism, representations of animals in videogames and literature and dangerous dogs, media and risk. She is the author of Memento (EUP 2010) and Popular Media and Animal Ethics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and co-editor of American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
This fascinating collection of essays is oftenchallenging and
always engaging.Drawingon an astonishing breadth of approaches this
book offers a stimulatingexploration of what it means to be both
embodied human and animal in anincreasingly post-human world. From
the opening chapter with its provocative idea ofhanding animals
tools for their own, much needed, revolution through to thefinal
chapter which unsettlingly forces the reader to
considerhuman-technological melding, this book will force to you
see - and think aboutthe world - differently.--,
This fascinating collection of essays is often challenging and always engaging.Drawing on an astonishing breadth of approaches this book offers a stimulating exploration of what it means to be both embodied human and animal in an increasingly post-human world. From the opening chapter with its provocative idea of handing animals tools for their own, much needed, revolution through to the final chapter which unsettlingly forces the reader to consider human-technological melding, this book will force to you see - and think about the world - differently.--Sanford Lakoff
The chapters in this incisive collection offer important challenges to anthropocentric prejudices - just as the title promises, readers are taken "beyond human." Vivid, passionate, ethically-charged critical writing embodies resistance to fixed ideas that diminish other animals. Boundaries are contested and conventions are transgressed as these writers celebrate a consciousness that displaces man as the measure of all things. This memorable and important compilation of scholarship creatively advances the agenda of human-animal studies.--Sanford Lakoff