[Publication] The Animal Speaks, Astrid Guillaume, in dePICTions revue du Paris Institute for Critical Thinking
Astrid Guillaume, présidente de la SfZ, a écrit un article intitulé “Animal Speaks”, publié en ligne et en anglais sur le site de The Paris Institute Critical Thinking.
Extrait: Human history has not displayed much concern for animals, often due to economic reasons, political and religious ideology, and scientific ignorance. This has been true, as well, in the Humanities, also known as the Human and Social Sciences (HSS). Of course, animals are present in art history or comparative literature curricula; they are studied as themes or characters in literary texts, myths, tales, fables, and legends, in works of art, and in their relations with humans. However, non-human animals also have cultures of their own. They communicate with each other via intraspecific languages and with humans and other species via interspecific languages. Linguistics could cover the array of these interactions in their communicative complexity and multilingualism. However, to date, animals remain absent from linguistic studies.
Humans have a great power of speech, mostly vain and false. Animals have little use of speech; however, it is always useful and true.
—Leonardo da Vinci
Suite à lire sur le site de The Paris Institute for Critical Thinking
Pour citer l’article: Astrid Guillaume, “Animal Speaks”, in dePICTions volume 3 (2023): Critical Ecologies