In this new research monograph, Tudor Balinsteanu draws on concepts of dance to demonstrate how the nonhuman is dealt with in terms of practical politics, that is, choreographies of social performance which emerge at the intersection of literature, art, and embodied life. Drawing on a number of influential texts by William Wordsworth, Joseph Conrad, W. B. Yeats, and James Joyce, this truly interdisciplinary monograph explores the relations between the human and the nonhuman across centuries of literature and as demonstrated in philosophical concepts and social experiments.
List of Figures
1 Bruno Latour: The Traditional Subject and the Articulated Body amidst Statements, Propositions, and Compositions
2 Dance and the Social Language of Action
3 Conscious and Unconscious Projections of Economic Forces in Wordsworth’s Writing
4 Confronting the Capitalist Unconscious: Conrad’s Heart of Darkness
5 The Poetic Dimension of Anarcho-Syndicalist Politics in Nueva Australia
6 Yeats’s Dancers Dancing
7 Joyce’s Choreographies of Gesture
8 Choreographies of Social Performance
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