cover of book
 

The Animal Who Writes: A Posthumanist Composition
by Marilyn M. Cooper
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-0-8229-8673-7 | Cloth: 978-0-8229-6579-4
Library of Congress Classification P211.C66 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 302.2244

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC | REQUEST ACCESSIBLE FILE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Writing begins with unconscious feelings of something that insistently demands to be responded to, acted upon, or elaborated into a new entity. Writers make things that matter—treaties, new species, software, and letters to the editor—as they interact with other humans of all kinds. As they write, they also continually remake themselves. In The Animal Who Writes, Cooper considers writing as a social practice and as an embodied behavior that is particularly important to human animals. The author argues that writing is an act of composing enmeshed in nature-cultures and is homologous with technology as a mode of making. 
 
Nearby on shelf for Philology. Linguistics / Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar / Comparative grammar: