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Sustainability, subject and necessity in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi

phenomenology and the speculative real. I then turn to considering Life of Pi’s emphasis on a human-centred stance, alongside its apparent recalibrating of the subject horizon as a sustainable world is engendered. Sustainability and the human project A number of sustainability’s tensions and paradoxes and their nuances have been teased out across the essays in this collection. This final essay considers sustainability from the perspective of opacity itself. That is, it addresses the issue that sustainability is premised upon projected notions that are variously indistinct or

in Literature and sustainability

). Ahmed, S. (2014c). ‘Practical phenomenology’, Feministkilljoys.com (4 June), https://​feministkilljoys.com/​2014/​06/​04/​practical-​phenomenology/​ (accessed 3 September 2018). Ahmed, S. (2014d). ‘Hard’, Feministkilljoys.com (10 June), https://​feministkilljoys. com/​2014/​06/​10/​hard/​ (accessed 3 September 2018). Ahmed, S. (2014e). ‘Fragility’, Feministkilljoys.com (14 June), https://​feministkilljoys. com/​2014/​06/​14/​fragility/​ (accessed 3 September 2018). Ahmed, S. (2017). Living a Feminist Life. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Braidotti, R. (2006

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Between Adorno and Heidegger

descriptive imperatives and a retrieval of conceptuality could be sharpened. Heidegger is suspicious of a conceptuality which sets itself up in opposition to an already given order, and rather supposes that what there is must be conjured into revealing itself to an attentive composing thinking.41 The virtue of Husserl’s phenomenology as far as Heidegger is concerned is that it offers this possibility of revealing what is not already given, instead extracting what there is from its concealment in everyday taken-forgranted relations. Heidegger and Adorno thus share a suspicion

in The new aestheticism
The paradoxes of sustainability and Michel Houellebecq’s The Possibility of an Island

.eurozine.com/the-sustainability-of-democracy/ Accessed 17 March 2017. Braidotti, Rosi 2013. The Posthuman. Cambridge: Polity. Christian, David 2014 [2004]. Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History. Berkeley: University of California Press. Connolly, Kate 2013. ‘Wurst Policy Ever? German “Veggie Day” Plan Leaves Greens Trailing’, Guardian 13 September. www.theguardian.com/world/germanelections-blog-2013/2013/sep/13/german-election-wurst-policy-veggie-daygreens. Accessed 21 February 2017. De Mul, Jos 2014. ‘The Possibility of an Island: Michel Houellebecq’s Tragic Humanism’, Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology

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Aesthetics, fragmentation and community

. Instead of disappearing or becoming nothing more than the heritage of a bygone age, art, in Hegel’s slightly strange formulation, ‘points beyond itself ’. Hegel’s description of the meaning of art’s ‘pointing beyond itself ’ that follows the occurrence of the phrase in the ‘Introduction’ to the Aesthetics repeats his argument in the Phenomenology which states that Spirit simply moves beyond art to dialectical reason and philosophy. Thus, Hegel states quite simply that, although one ‘may well hope that art will always rise higher and come to perfection . . . the form of

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On Anglo-Saxon things

theorists such as Jane Bennett, whose concept of ‘thing-​power’ in Vibrant Matter (2010) seeks to ‘acknowledge that which refuses to dissolve completely into the milieu of human knowledge’ while aiming to ‘attend to the it as actant’.10 Even more recently, Ian Bogost’s Alien Phenomenology (2012) situates things at the centre of being and advocates the use of metaphor in philosophy as a means of glimpsing things as they exist outside of human consciousness.11 The work of Levi Bryant (2011) puts entities at all levels of scale on equal ontological footing and Timothy Morton

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ourselves’, and yet also insist that ‘reading Beowulf , even after all these years is not like talking to an old friend’. 16 And yet, even though the poem offers itself up to questions of old friends very naturally, intimacy is rarely articulated openly as a guiding critical framework. Many times when intimacy is invoked in places where we would expect to see it – in queer theory, affect studies, and theories of sensation or phenomenology – it functions metaphorically as a descriptor of a certain kind

in Dating Beowulf
Foregrounding the body and performance in plays by Gina Moxley, Emma Donoghue and Marina Carr

Spaces: Phenomenology and Performance in Contemporary Drama (Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University Press), 1994, pp. 186–7. Elaine Aston, An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre (London and New York: Routledge, 1995), pp. 51–2. Lib Taylor, ‘Shape-shifting and Role-splitting: Theatre, Body and Identity’, in Naomi Segal, Lib Taylor and Roger Cook (eds), Indeterminate Bodies (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), pp. 164–5. Judith Butler, ‘Performative Acts and Gender Constitution’ in Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan (eds), Literary Theory: An Anthology, second edition

in Irish literature since 1990

Ingold, Being Alive, pp. 15–​32. 44 Ingold, Being Alive, pp.  30–​1. In this section, Ingold is critiquing Christopher Tilley’s The Materiality of Stone:  Explorations in Landscape Phenomenology (Oxford: Berghahn, 2004). 45 Orton and Wood with Lees, Fragments of History, p. 142. 46 ‘Swan’: Ferdinand Holthausen, ‘Anglosaxonica Minora’, Beiblatt zur Anglia, 36 (1925), 219–​20; ‘quill pen’:  F.  H. Whitman, Old English Riddles (Ottawa:  Canadian Federation for the Humanities, 1982), pp.  144–​8; ‘figurehead’:  see Williamson, Old English Riddles of the Exeter Book, pp

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