Literature Beyond the Human: Post-Anthropocentric Brazil (Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment) (Hardcover)

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How can Clarice Lispector's writings help us make sense of the Anthropocene? How does race intersect with the treatment of animals in the works of Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis? What can Indigenous philosopher and leader Ailton Krenak teach us about the relationship between environmental degradation and the production of knowledge? Literature Beyond the Human is the first collection of essays in English dedicated to an investigation of Brazilian literature from the viewpoint of the environmental humanities, animal studies, Anthropocene studies, and other critical and theoretical perspectives that question the centrality of the human. This volume includes 15 chapters by leading scholars covering two centuries of Brazilian literary production, from Gon alves Dias to Astrid Cabral, from Euclides da Cunha to Davi Kopenawa, and others. By underscoring the vast theoretical potential of Brazilian literature and thought, from the influential Modernist thesis of "cultural cannibalism" (antropofagia) to the renewed interest in Amerindian perspectivism in culture. Post-Anthropocentric Brazil shows how the theoretical strength of Brazilian thought can contribute to contemporary debates in the anglophone realm.

About the Author

Luca Bacchini is Assistant Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Literature at the Sapienza University of Rome. He is the editor of Maestro Soberano: Ensaios sobre Antonio Carlos Jobim (2017), and the author of Nudi come Adamo: L'immaginario biblico nelle cronache dal Nuovo Mondo (2018).Victoria Saramago is Assistant Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Fictional Environments: Mimesis, Deforestation, and Development in Latin America (2021).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781032153995
ISBN-10: 1032153997
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2022
Pages: 250
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment