The Human-Animal Line | CEFRES | Prague | 7-9 fév. 2017

La Ligne entre l’humain et l’animal. Approches interdisciplinaires / The Human-Animal Line.Interdisciplinary Approaches, Prague, 7-9 February

Ce colloque internationschoeller_elberfeld-commons-672x372al réunit à Prague des chercheurs issus de toute l’Europe. L’une de ses ambitions principales est de créer un réseau centre-européen de spécialistes qui travaillent sur la question des relations entre l’homme et l’animal en croisant les disciplines.

Organisatrices : Dr. Chiara Mengozzi (CEFRES & Université de Hradec Králové) en coopération avec Dr. Anna Barcz (Université de Bielsko-Biala, Pologne)
Langue : anglais, français avec traduction en anglais


7 February. Venue to be confirmed

5-5:30 pm      Welcome speech by His Excellency Charles Malinas, French Ambassador in the Czech Republic, of the partners and organizers, Chiara Mengozzi (CEFRES & Charles University) and Anna Barcz (University of Bielsko-Biala)

5:30-7 pm      Lecture by Anne Simon (CNRS/EHESS): Literature and Animal Expressiveness: of the Cognitive and Ethic Aspects of Zoopoetics

7:30 pm          Dinner for the participants


8 February

CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, conference room

Panel I      Animals’ Biography, History and Microhistory

Chair: Lucie Storchová (Charles University)

9-9:20            Maria Gindhart (Georgia State University): Animals and Humans in Belle Époque Postcards from the Jardin des Plantes Menagerie

9:20-9:40       Violette Pouillard (Wiener-Anspach Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Oxford): Nonhuman Animals as Objects or Individuals? A History of Primates at the London Zoo from 1828 to the Present Time

9:40-10           Quentin Montagne (University of Rennes 2): Seeing Eye to Eye, Through a Glass Clearly ? The Blurring of the Boundary Between Humans and Animals

10-10:20          Discussion

10:20-10:40    Coffee Break

Panel II    Literary Lines I

Chair: Alice Flemrová (Charles University)

10:40-11           Chiara Mengozzi (CEFRES-Charles University, Prague): The Blind Spot of the Plot: Thinking Beyond Human with Karel Čapek

11-11:20            Matilde Accurso Liotta (University of Pisa): The Renegotiation of the Human-Animal Line in Anna Maria Ortese’s L’iguana

11:20-11:40      Discussion

11:40-12:50 a   Lecture by Kari Weil (Wesleyan University): Animal Magnetism and Moral Dressage: Horses and Their Humans in 19th Century France

12:50-2 pm     Lunch

Panel III Philosophical and sociological narratives

Chair: Ondřej Švec (Charles University)

2-2:20             Kári Driscoll (Utrecht University): Une langue ou une musique inouïe, assez inhumaine…’: Narrative Voice and the Question of the Animal

2:20-2:40        Michał Krzykawski (University of Silesia): Animal, Number

2:40-3             Tereza Vandrovcová (University of New York in Prague): Moral Evolution Toward the Earthlings: A Sociological Approach 3:30-3:50

3-3:20              Discussion

3:20-3:40       Coffee Break

Panel IV   Visual Line I

Chair: Anna Barcz (University of Bielsko-Biala)

3:40-4             Olivier Vayron (Paris-Sorbonne University): From Frémiet to Kipling: the Orangutan on the Fringe of Mankind

4-4:20             Fae Brauer (University of East London): Becoming Simian: Creative Evolution and Interspecies Modernism

4:20-4:40        Ioana Alexandrescu (University of Oradea/Autonomous University of Barcelona): Kingdom Animalia: Blurring the Lines Between Animal and Man in Romanian Contemporary Fiction and Art

4:40-5             Discussion


9 February ­

French Institute in Prague, Štĕpanská 35, 5th floor

Panel V Human-Animal History         

Chair: Kari Weil (Wesleyan University):

9-9:20            Małgorzata Praczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań): Aristocracy and Animals in the 19th and the first half of the 20th Century Poland

9:20-9:40       Anna Barcz (University of Bielsko-Biala): Visualising Human-Animal Bond during the Flood 1997/2010 in Poland

9:40-10           Discussion

10-10:20          Coffee Break          

Panel VI   Visual Lines II

Chair: Clara Royer (CEFRES)

10:20-10:40    Concepción Cortés Zulueta (Autonomous University of Madrid): Cameras that Pose as Animals: Imagining Non-human Animals through the POV Shot

10:40-11           Michael Fuchs (University of Graz), Becoming-Animal? Control, Identification, and Embodiment in Animal Simulators

11-11:20            Discussion

11.20-12:30      Lecture by Éric Baratay (Jean Moulin Lyon III University): Writing Biographies on Animals (in French, with simultaneous translation)

12:30-1:30 pm            Lunch


Panel VII Literary Lines II

Chair: Richard Müller (Czech Academy of Sciences)

1:30-1:50                   Anita Jarzyna (University of Lodz): Laika’s Lullaby

1:50-2:10         Enrico Riccardo Orlando (Ca’ Foscari University, Venice): Between Silence and Effusiveness: Garnett’s Fox and Bacchelli’s Tuna

2:10-2:30         Nicolas Picard (University of Paris III): Hunt Practices: In Quest of Animal Existences

2:30-2:50        Eva Beránková (Charles University, Prague): Animals As Victims and Monsters at the Age of Decadence

2:50-3:10         discussion

3:10-3:30         Coffee Break

Panel VIII    Animals in Pop Culture

Chair: Anne Simon (CNRS / EHESS)

3:30-3:50         Lenka Svobodová, Ondřej Krajtl (Masaryk University), Animal Monster as a Representation of Contemporary Culture

3:50-4:10         Thomas Galoppin (LabEx HASTEC, Paris), Traditions and Perspectives on Animals in Harry Potter: How to Deal with a Human-Animal Line in a Wizarding World

4:104:30         Catherine du Toit (University of Stellenbosch), It is not for the Pig to Call the Sheep Pen Dirty. Identity and Animality in Multiethnic Crime Fiction

4:30-4:50        Discussion


Session IX    Literary Lines III

Chair: Jan Matonoha (Czech Academy of Sciences)

4:50-5:10        Jana Gridneva (Charles University, Prague): Liminal Creatures: Representing Animals in ‘Ulysses’

5:10-5:30         Jonathan Pollock (University of Perpignan): From Becoming-Animal to Being a Beast. Literary Experiments in Crossing the Species Divide

5:30-5:50        Discussion

Comité scientifique
Éric Baratay (Université Jean Moulin Lyon III)
Anna Barcz (Université de Bielsko-Biala)
Jakub Čapek (Université Charles)
Chiara Mengozzi (CEFRES et Université Charles)
Anne Simon (Animots-CNRS/EHESS)
Petr Urban (Académie des sciences de la République tchèque)

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Anne Simon (2017, 8 janvier). The Human-Animal Line | CEFRES | Prague | 7-9 fév. 2017. Animots. Consulté le 20 juin 2024, à l’adresse

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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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