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Andersson Cederholm, E., Björck, A., Jennbert, K. & Lönngren, A.-S. (Eds.). (2014). Exploring the Animal Turn: Human-animal relations in Science, Society and Culture. Lund: The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the Animal Turn: Human-animal relations in Science, Society and Culture
2014 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, 2014. p. 230
Keywords
animal studies
National Category
Ethics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27706 (URN)978-91-979893-8-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-06-12 Created: 2015-06-12 Last updated: 2015-06-12Bibliographically approved
Björck, A. (2014). Köttätande som omedvetet trossystem. Svenska Dagbladet (12 augusti), pp. 23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Köttätande som omedvetet trossystem
2014 (Swedish)In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 12 augusti, p. 23-Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27704 (URN)
Note

Understreckare

Available from: 2015-06-12 Created: 2015-06-12 Last updated: 2015-06-12Bibliographically approved
Björck, A. (2014). Linær och revolutionær tid: om mennesker, aber, tid och krop i videnskabelige og skønlitteræra fortællinger. Kritik (211), 73-86
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Linær och revolutionær tid: om mennesker, aber, tid och krop i videnskabelige og skønlitteræra fortællinger
2014 (Danish)In: Kritik, ISSN 0454-5354, no 211, p. 73-86Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Artikeln undersöker hur berättelser om människor och apor, från scala natuae, via evolutionsberättelsen till moderna romaner förhållit sig till konstruktionen av tid och temporalitet - hur exempelvis bilden av tävling mellan människa och apa - där människan tar sig upp och fram, medan apan hamnar på efterkälken, bidragit till idén om progressiv, kronologisk tid, medan andra mer hybridiska berättelser öppnar möjligheter för andra sätt att tänka tid. Artikeln anknyter teoretiskt bl a till Julia Kristevas tidstankar, tolkade av Fanny Söderbäck i termer av "revolutionär tid".

Keywords
temporalitet, tid, primater, revolutionär tid, evolution, litteraturhistoria
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27758 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-16 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Björck, A. (2014). Omläsning: Donna Haraway "Manifesto for cyborgs: science, technology, and socialist-feminism in the 1980s". Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, 44(1), 70-72
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Omläsning: Donna Haraway "Manifesto for cyborgs: science, technology, and socialist-feminism in the 1980s"
2014 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, Vol. 44, no 1, p. 70-72Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27703 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-12 Created: 2015-06-12 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Björck, A. (2014). Stemmer [Review]. Ord&Bild (3-4)
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2014 (Swedish)In: Ord&Bild, ISSN 0030-4492, no 3-4Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Recension av bokserien Stemmer (1-12) från Aschehougs förlag

National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27705 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-12 Created: 2015-06-12 Last updated: 2015-06-12Bibliographically approved
Björck, A. (2013). Ansikte mot ansikte: Om etiska kortslutningar i mötet mellan människor och apor – och om skönlitterära motarbeten. Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning, 113(1), 15-29
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ansikte mot ansikte: Om etiska kortslutningar i mötet mellan människor och apor – och om skönlitterära motarbeten
2013 (Swedish)In: Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning, ISSN 0013-0818, E-ISSN 1500-1989, Vol. 113, no 1, p. 15-29Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The modernisation of human civilisation demands sacrifices of other species for work, food, clothing, medical research, space exploration – and human self affirmation. To enable the asymmetrical relations, a hierarchical dualism between Man and Animal has been constructed and is maintained by a mechanism of continual differentiation. My aim in this article is to consider how literary fiction may take part in the denaturalisation of this mechanism, named by Giorgio Agamben as the ”anthropological machine”. For this purpose I highlight five different meetings between apes and humans, as narrated in Swedish novels from the last decades, and analyse them from an ethical and animal discourse point of view. My readings demonstrate how literature can call acute attention to the recurrent human blockage of the face of the animal other, and to the emotional unsettlement evoked by this act. Hereby, I argue, the human/animal divide is put into question as a relevant basis of ethical decision.

Keywords
apes, Human–animal studies, animal ethics of encounter, contemporary literature, anthropological machine, carnophallogocentrism
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27748 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-16 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Björck, A. (2013). Følelsernes materiale: Refleksioner over Sonja Åkessons digt "Hvordan ser din farve rød ud"?. Kritik (208), 60-65
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Følelsernes materiale: Refleksioner over Sonja Åkessons digt "Hvordan ser din farve rød ud"?
2013 (Danish)In: Kritik, ISSN 0454-5354, no 208, p. 60-65Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Essän undersöker känslornas plats och materialisering i Sonja Åkessons poetiska språk och hur känslokommunikationen i hennes dikt samexisterar en grundläggande misstro mot språkets funktionalitet.

Keywords
Hur ser din färg rött ut?, Sonja Åkesson, Wittgenstein, sårbarhet, språkmaterialism, 60-talspoesi
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27756 (URN)
Note

ISBN: 9788702147933

Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-16 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Björck, A. (2013). Kollektivt kvinnokött: om Forough Farrokhzads poesi. Kritiker (28/29), 22-30
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kollektivt kvinnokött: om Forough Farrokhzads poesi
2013 (Swedish)In: Kritiker, ISSN 1653-7432, no 28/29, p. 22-30Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Essän gör en läsning av den persiska poeten Forough Farrokhzad och undersöker hennes röst och roll i iransk litterär kvinnofrigörelse, utifrån en parallell med svensk och europeisk kvinnlig poesi på 60-70-talet och den position/handling som Cixous kallar écriture féminine.

National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27752 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-16 Last updated: 2015-06-29Bibliographically approved
Björck, A. (2013). Konsten att göra djuren synliga. Svenska Dagbladet (13 juli)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Konsten att göra djuren synliga
2013 (Swedish)In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 13 juliArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Essän tar avstamp i en installation med uppstoppade hästar av konstnären Javier Balmaseda, visad på konstbiennalen i Venedig 2013. Diskussionen rör de etiska dimensionerna vid användning av djurkroppar i konsten, med referens även till Robert Rauschenbergs getinstallation "Monogram" på Moderna museet, samt till Steve Bakers forskning om djur i konsten, inklusive den nyutgivna boken Artist Animal.

National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27757 (URN)
Note

Understreckare

Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-16 Last updated: 2015-06-18Bibliographically approved
Björck, A. (2013). Metaforer och materialiseringar: om apor hos Vladimir Nabokov och Sara Stridsberg. Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap (1), 5-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Metaforer och materialiseringar: om apor hos Vladimir Nabokov och Sara Stridsberg
2013 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 1, p. 5-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By tradition the humanities have been anthropocentrically focused on the lives of human beings in arts and literature. The limited analysis of what other species do in literature – and of the different relations between humans and animals that are represented – has sustained the notion of a hierachical divide between humans and other species, thereby reducing the ethical potential of literature to resist that dualism. The growing field of human–animal studies proposes that we return to our artefacts and epistemologies, with new attention to human–animal relations. Inspired by this movement, forefronted by scholars such as Cary Wolfe and Sara McHugh, this article offers a comparative reading of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita (1955) and Sara Stridsberg’s Darling River (2010). In Lolita Nabokov makes frequent use of animal and especially monkey metaphors, and carries out an ongoing animalization of his characters. In Stridsberg’s novel, which is written as a kind of hypertext of Lolita, Nabokov’s animalizations are interestingly molded and materialized into one physical creature: the caged schimpanzee Ester. The central concern of the study is to understand the process and effects of this materialization. I argue that the consequential reorientation of the reader to a non-hierarchical species discourse is a major ethical feat of the novel.

Keywords
anthropocentrism, human-animal studies, animals in literature, literary materialization, Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita, Sara Stridsberg
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27754 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-16 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
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