• Animal Languages in the Middle Ages: Representations of Interspecies Communication

    Author(s):
    Alison Langdon (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Animal Studies, Medieval Studies
    Subject(s):
    Twelfth century, Thirteenth century, Fourteenth century, Animals--Study and teaching, Literature, Literature, Medieval
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    11th to 14th century, Animal studies, Medieval literature, Medieval studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M68R53
    Abstract:
    The essays in this interdisciplinary volume explore language, broadly construed, as part of the continued interrogation of the boundaries of human and nonhuman animals in the Middle Ages. Uniting a diverse set of emerging and established scholars, Animal Languages questions the assumed medieval distinction between humans and other animals. The chapters point to the wealth of non-human communicative and discursive forms through which animals function both as vehicles for human meaning and as agents of their own, demonstrating the significance of human and non-human interaction in medieval texts, particularly for engaging with the Other. The book ultimately considers the ramifications of deconstructing the medieval anthropocentric view of language for the broader question of human singularity.
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