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Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life

David Herman


This book aims to develop a cross-disciplinary approach to post-Darwinian narratives concerned with animals and human-animal relationships. In outlining this integrative approach to storytelling in a more-than-human setting, the study also considers the enabling and constraining effects of different narrative media, examining a range of fictional and nonfictional texts disseminated in print, comics and graphic novels, and film. Focusing on techniques employed in these media, including the use of animal narrators, alternation between human and nonhuman perspectives on events, shifts backward an ... More

Keywords: animals across media, animal minds, biocentrism versus anthropocentrism, environmental humanities, human-animal studies, interdisciplinary narrative theory, literary animal studies, multispecies storyworlds, science and culture, transmedial narratology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190850401
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190850401.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Herman, author