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"And in that moment I leapt upon his shoulder.": Non-human Intradiegetic Narrators in The Wind on The Moon
Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation, Utbildningsvetenskap och Matematik. (Ekokritiskt forum)ORCID-id: 0000-0002-5830-079X
2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: Humanities, E-ISSN 2076-0787, Vol. 6, nr (2) 13, s. 1-14Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
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Non-human narrators, by definition anthropomorphized, fill different functions in literature, and have different effects, not always positive for the species that is utilized, for example to voice a human political concern. However, many animal studies scholars agree that anthropomorphism, while inadequate, may be the best way we have to get to know another species. Animal characters who tell their own, autobiographical, stories are particularly interesting in this regard. Eric Linklater’s children’s novel The Wind on the Moon (1944), raises posthumanist questions about human–animal differences, similarities and language, especially through its engagement of several non-human intradiegetic narrators. In a novel with surprisingly few other forms of characterization of the non-human characters, their own detailed narratives become a highly significant means of access to their species characteristics, their consciousness, and their needs. In an analysis of these embedded narratives using Genette’s theory of narrative levels and functions, as well as intersections of speech act theory and cognitive narratology, this article exposes an otherwise inaccessible dimension of characterization in Linklater’s novel. It argues that the embedded narratives, in contrast to crude anthropomorphism, are in fact what enables both a verbalization of the character narrators’ otherness, and a connection and comprehension between species. In other words, these non-human narratives constitute what might be called (with Garrard) examples of critical anthropomorphism.

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Basel: MDPI , 2017. Vol. 6, nr (2) 13, s. 1-14
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non-human narrators, intradiegetic narration, Gerard Genette, anthropomorphism, Eric Linklater, The Wind on the Moon, direct speech, characterization, posthumanism, inter-species comprehension
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-35112DOI: 10.3390/h6020013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-35112DiVA, id: diva2:1086333
Tillgänglig från: 2017-04-01 Skapad: 2017-04-01 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-04-03Bibliografiskt granskad

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