Le professeur Sébastien Doane offrira une présentation à la rencontre annuelle de la SBL à San Antonio au sein du groupe The Bible and Animal Studies. Voici un résumé de sa présentation.
Biblical Animals and Critical Theory: Derrida, Deleuze, Agamben, and the Good Samaritan’s Animal as Neighbor
Contributions to animal studies from Continental European philosophy and theory are fruitful for thinking about biblical animalities. Literary theory post-poststructuralism makes room for nonhuman animals by challenging the primacy of structure and language, and instead emphasizing experience, affect, and materiality. Critical theory questions hidden assumptions in theories and interpretative practices. Interdisciplinarity, experimentation and a dose of skepticism usually help to strive towards ethical imperatives that moves from theory to practice. These frameworks help to think about animals as subjects of their own experiences, but also serves think differently about our conceptions of what it means to be human, the blurring of boundaries as well as the connections between human and non-human animals, and the impact human activities have on the more than human world. A survey of diverse philosophical theories generated in animal studies and their applications in biblical studies will precede a heuristic exploration of the “good Samaritan’s” animal as neighbor (Luke 10:34).