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Animal Worlds: Film, Philosophy and Time

Laura McMahon


Focusing on a recent wave of international art cinema, Animal Worlds offers the first sustained analysis of the relations between cinematic time and animal life. Through an aesthetic of extended duration, films such as Bestiaire (Denis Côté, 2012), The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky, 2011) and A Cow’s Life (Emmanuel Gras, 2011) attend to animal worlds of sentience and perception, while registering the governing of life through biopolitical regimes. Bringing together Gilles Deleuze’s writings on cinema and his reflections (with Félix Guattari) on animals, while drawing on Jacques De ... More

Keywords: animal, cinema, time, biopolitics, Deleuze, Guattari, Derrida, Bailly, Shukin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474446389
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446389.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura McMahon, author
University of Cambridge