[Animots] Parution « Facing Animals / Face aux bêtes »

 

Anne Simon and Anne Mairesse, Guest Editors

 

L’Esprit Créateur, Fall 2011 Special Issue / Automne 2011 Numéro spécial, The Johns Hopkins University Press.

The animal is at the center of current scientific, social, and ethical debates. Contributing to these debates, this special issue of L’Esprit Créateur examines the ways literature confronts the decentering of the human subject identified by anthropologists and philosophers. What role is played by empathy and compassion in the process whereby animals acquire literary status? Through what stylistic processes can voice, body, and feelings be given to other, supposedly mute, species? What literary treatments does the contemporary human animal receive? Such questions renew traditional approaches to the question of the animal.

L’animal est au centre des débats scientifiques, sociaux et éthiques. L’objectif de ce numéro spécial de L’Esprit Créateur est de cerner comment la littérature se confronte au décentrement de l’homme repéré par les anthropologues et les philosophes. Quel rôle jouent l’empathie et la compassion dans l’accès des animaux à un statut littéraire ? Par quels procédés stylistiques le langage peut-il donner voix, corps et affects à d’autres espèces, réputées mutiques ? Qu’en est-il de l’animal humain contemporain ? Autant de questions qui renouvelleront l’approche traditionnelle de l’animal en littérature.

 

 


L’Esprit Créateur

http://www.espritcreateur.umn.edu/

Editors: Daniel Brewer and Mária Minich Brewer

For more than 40 years, L’Esprit Créateur has published studies on French and Francophone literature, film, criticism, and culture. Founded in 1961 by John Erickson at the University of Minnesota, L’Esprit Créateur features articles representing a variety of methodologies and critical approaches. Exploring all periods of French literature and thought, the journal has consistently helped define the leading edge of critical inquiry in the area of French and Francophone Studies. Critical studies, of whatever methodological perspective, are welcome for consideration for future issues.

The many critics, theoreticians, and philosophers who have appeared on the journal’s pages include Mary Ann Caws, Michel de Certeau, Ross Chambers, Serge Doubrovsky, Felix Guattari, Jean-Joseph Goux, Jean-François Lyotard, Sarah Kofman, Louis Marin, Nancy Miller, Mireille Rosello, Naomi Schor, Jean Starobinski, Susan Rubin Suleiman, Tzvetan Todorov. L’Esprit Créateur has published essays by such eminent writers as Yves Bonnefoy, Michel Butor, Aimé Césaire, Marguerite Duras, Eugène Ionesco, Octavio Paz, Jean-Paul Sartre, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Assia Djebar, and Monique Wittig.

Upcoming issues include:

  • “Watch This Space: Women’s Conceptualizations of Space in Contemporary French Film and Visual Art,” Marie-Claire Barnet and Shirley Jordan, Guest Editors (Spring 2011)
  • Écritures du rivage,” Bruno Tritsmans and Luc Rasson, Guest Editors (Summer 2011)
  • “Militant Cinema,” Lynn Higgins, Steve Ungar, and Dalton Krauss, Guest Editors (Fall 2011)
  • “Pascal Quignard,” Jean-Louis Pautrot, Guest Editor (Spring 2012)
  • “Genetics and French Culture,” Louise Lyle and Douglas Morrey, Guest Editors (Summer 2012)
  • Published quarterly in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Volume 51 (2011).

Print ISSN: 0014-0767; E-ISSN: 1931-0234.


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