Exploring Animal Encounters

Philosophical, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives

  • Dominik Ohrem
  • Matthew Calarco

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature book series (PSAAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introductory Essay

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dominik Ohrem
      Pages 3-42
  3. Re-encountering Animals: Philosophy, Ethics, Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Matthew Calarco
      Pages 45-62
    3. Nicole Shukin
      Pages 113-136
  4. Personal Essay

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
  5. Strange Encounters: Animal Bodies and Species Boundaries

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 277-283

About this book


This collection of essays offers multifaceted explorations of animal encounters in a range of philosophical, cultural, literary, and historical contexts. Exploring Animal Encounters encourages us to think about the richness and complexity of animal lives and human-animal relations, foregrounding the intricate roles nonhuman creatures play in the always already more-than-human sphere of ethics and politics. In this way, the essays in this volume can be understood as a contribution to alternative imaginings of interspecies coexistence in a time in which the issue of human relations with earth and earth others has come to the fore with unprecedented force and severity.


Animal Studies Literature Intimacy Animal Body Interspecies

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominik Ohrem
    • 1
  • Matthew Calarco
    • 2
  1. 1.North American DepartmentUniversity of CologneCologneGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyCalifornia State UniversityFullerton, CAUSA

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