Hunting Out Latour’s Collective in Leigh and Hemingway: Nonhuman Presence in The Hunter and The Old Man and the Sea
Draws on Bruno Latour’s theories of the ecological collective in his discussion of the interrelatedness of the human and nonhuman found in The Old Man and the Sea and Julia Leigh’s 1999 novel on the hunting of the last Tasmanian tiger. Espiner argues that both complicate the notion of the anthropocentric hunter by depicting an open and unpredictable environment in which human free will is limited and nonhuman animals (e.g. fish, sharks) exhibit agency.
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment