Récits des vivants / More-than-human narratives’ online seminar series | With film director Maud Alpi | February-July 2023 | 19th April 2023

‘Récits des vivants / More-than-human narratives’ online seminar series: talk and discussion with film director Maud Alpi, February-July 2023

19th April 2-3pm BST

Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/recits-des-vivantsmore-than-human-narratives-series-maud-alpi-tickets-596588501267

‘Les bêtes arrivent la nuit. Elles sentent. Elles résistent. Avant l’aube, un jeune homme les conduit à la mort. Son chien découvre un monde effrayant qui semble ne jamais devoir s’arrêter.’


Maud Alpi is the award-winning director of the short films Le fils de la sorcière (2004), Nice (2009), Drakkar (2015), and the feature-length film Gorge Cœur Ventre/Still Life (2016), which was shot in a working slaughterhouse and on which this seminar will focus. During this seminar, Maud Api will talk about the context in which she made the film, how her initial script and ideas evolved in contact with the non-human animals that are at the core of the film, and the aesthetic, ethical and political issues it raises for creating and articulating more-than-human narratives.


All are welcome to attend this free event, which will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday 19th April 2-3pm BST. The seminar will be in English. You will need to register in advance to receive the online joining link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/recits-des-vivantsmore-than-human-narratives-series-maud-alpi-tickets-596588501267


‘Récits des vivants / More-than-human Narratives’ is a series of five online seminars in which artists and activists discuss how their work engages with environmental and animal issues, in questioning anthropocentrism and contesting injustice, and with a view towards fostering ecological awareness and meaningful sustainability. Drawing on a broad range of media and artforms (painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, film, writing, graphic narrative), this series explores key topics for our changing world, such as oceanic potentialities, revolutionary popular environmentalism, the biopolitics of industrial slaughter, animal ethics, and decolonial ecology. In doing so, it aims to shine a light on the varied modes of resistance deployed by artists and activists to create and share alternative narratives for environmental justice, care and solidarity, engaging with multispecies, feminist, queer, and decolonial ecologies.


While this series focuses on more-than-human narratives through the lens of contemporary France, it aims to open a dialogue among scholars, practitioners, and activists working in the Environmental Humanities in any subject area. Across the series, we will discuss inspiring and militant ways of exposing and challenging anthropocentric, gendered, (neo-)colonial, heteronormative, nationalistic, and capitalist ideologies, as well as their material impacts on bodies and territories. We will explore narratives, imaginaries and practices that work to create possibilities for alternative modes of representing, engaging and living with the more-than-human in our troubling times.


For any questions, please contact the organiser Armelle Blin-Rolland.


‘Récits des vivants / More-than-human Narratives’ is funded by the British Academy / Leverhulme Trust Small Grant scheme (SRG22\220097).


Dr Armelle Blin-Rolland

Darlithydd mewn Ffrangeg ac Astudiaethau Ffrangeg / Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies

Prifysgol Bangor / Bangor University

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Anne Simon (2023, 4 avril). Récits des vivants / More-than-human narratives’ online seminar series | With film director Maud Alpi | February-July 2023 | 19th April 2023. Animots. Consulté le 27 mai 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/b74b

Anne Simon

Anne Simon est Directrice de recherche au CNRS et Professeure à l'Ecole normale supérieure (Paris). Responsable du Centre international d'étude de la philosophie française–PhilOfr, elle anime les carnets PhilOfr, Animots, Pôle Proust et Prix Recherche au présent.

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