Cultural animal studies: an animal and a human – interdisciplinary analyses and multifaceted cultural practices

The project deals with interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary investigation of cultural animal studies in literature, folkloristic, ethnology and cultural anthropology, while studying different aspects of the relationship between humans and animals, which are observed in frameworks of contemporary and historical cultural practices. Research of the project intends to stimulate various comparative reflections on the relationship of a human towards an animal, i.e., intends to investigate the appearance of an animal as an object and/or a subject on the foundations of various mythological-literary, archaeological, historical and contemporary cultural phenomena and deliberations about them. The animal world will be observed also in performances and other visual practices and in post-humanistic interpretative theses of literary and cultural history.