Project

Human and Non-human Interaction in Oral Narratives: Ecocritical analyses of Oromo Fables

Code
01W01623
Duration
01 July 2023 → 30 September 2028
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • African literature
    • Oral literature
    • Literary studies not elsewhere classified
Keywords
Fables Ecocriticism Oromo Ethiopia Literary studies
 
Project description

This project approaches Oromo oral fables from Ethiopia from different ecocritical perspectives. In particular, we aim to critically question the notions of anthropomorphism and limitrophes through analyses of the interaction between human and non-human characters. Fables offer a unique opportunity to do so, and the study can be an important contribution to debates on Oromo oral literature, ecocritical analysis and zoopoetics.