Animal Mimesis in Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
The paper focuses on the famous scene in which Poll the parrot talks to Robinson Crusoe. It gives a close reading, revealing the ambivalence of violence and care in the relation between Robinson and Poll. It expands this ambivalence to a postcolonial approach, and it investigates — with and beyond Derrida — the poetological implications of the parrot's faculty of mimesis.
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Borgards, Roland. 2020. “Parrot Poll: Animal Mimesis in Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe”. Humanimalia 11 (2):1-24. https://doi.org/10.52537/humanimalia.9451.
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