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

Date
October 2023 to September 2027
Countries
Category
Members
Keywords
fables
ecocriticism
Oromo
Ethiopia
Institutions
Jimma University (Ethiopia)
Research fields
Arts and Architecture
Languages and Literatures

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.