The Jurisprudence of Ratatouille: The Rat in the Machine, or, the Equivocal Taste of Égaliberté

  • Luis Gómez RomeroEmail author


This article traces commonalities between the practices of visual animation and modern law through a political and jurisprudential reading of the animated film Ratatouille (2007). It contends that Ratatouille’s treatment of the ontological and anthropological problem of the human soul not only addresses the philosophical complexities inherent to animation, but also the ideological and material conditions that currently govern the practice of égaliberté in contemporary liberal democracies.


Animation Cultural legal studies Subaltern Égaliberté 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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