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2016

Digital Humanities

Animal Studies Journal

Deborah Levy

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Writing The Fleischgeist, Hayley Singer Jan 2016

Writing The Fleischgeist, Hayley Singer

Animal Studies Journal

This essay has two primary aims: 1) to provide an introductory definition of the concept of the fleischgeist and 2) outline what it means for novelists to ‘write the fleischgeist’. This essay emerges from my own desire, as a writer of fiction, to consider how, practically, I can expose and explore interconnections between carnist and misogynistic violence without lapsing into a conceptual perpetuation of such violence. Coupled with this practical desire is the recognition that there is a rich body of modern and contemporary fiction that makes visible some ways in which the logic of carnivorous patriarchy (or, carnophallogocentrism) plays ...