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Tydskrif vir Letterkunde

On-line version ISSN 2309-9070
Print version ISSN 0041-476X


MONDRY, Henrietta. "We are all souls": Dogs, dog-wo/men and borderlands in Coetzee and Tyulkin. Tydskr. letterkd. [online]. 2018, vol.55, n.3, pp.21-34. ISSN 2309-9070.

Examining the notion of "dog-men" in Coetzee's Disgrace and Tyulkin's documentary Not about Dogs, I argue that when the main characters become dog-men and dog-women they share with dogs the status of subaltern border-creatures. I view the spaces in the Eastern Cape and eastern Kazakhstan as borderlands which parallel the mythic lands of Dog-men from White's anthropological study Myths of the Dog-man. These spaces of human-dog interactions, in turn, relate to Foucauldian heterotopias as sites that establish alternative modes of power relations

Keywords : borderlands; dog-man; heterotopia; marginality.

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