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Sune Borkfelt

Sensing Slaughter: exploring the sounds and smells of nonhuman literary encounters

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Sensing Slaughter : exploring the sounds and smells of nonhuman literary encounters. / Borkfelt, Sune.

Animal Encounters: Kontakt, Interaktion und Relationalität. ed. / Alexandra Böhm; Jessica Ullrich. Stuttgart : Verlag J. B. Metzler, 2019. p. 225-240 (Cultural Animal Studies, Vol. 4).

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Harvard

Borkfelt, S 2019, Sensing Slaughter: exploring the sounds and smells of nonhuman literary encounters. in A Böhm & J Ullrich (eds), Animal Encounters: Kontakt, Interaktion und Relationalität. Verlag J. B. Metzler, Stuttgart, Cultural Animal Studies, vol. 4, pp. 225-240. <https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-476-04939-1_14>

APA

Borkfelt, S. (2019). Sensing Slaughter: exploring the sounds and smells of nonhuman literary encounters. In A. Böhm, & J. Ullrich (Eds.), Animal Encounters: Kontakt, Interaktion und Relationalität (pp. 225-240). Verlag J. B. Metzler. Cultural Animal Studies, Vol.. 4 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-476-04939-1_14

CBE

Borkfelt S. 2019. Sensing Slaughter: exploring the sounds and smells of nonhuman literary encounters. Böhm A, Ullrich J, editors. In Animal Encounters: Kontakt, Interaktion und Relationalität. Stuttgart: Verlag J. B. Metzler. pp. 225-240. (Cultural Animal Studies, Vol. 4).

MLA

Borkfelt, Sune "Sensing Slaughter: exploring the sounds and smells of nonhuman literary encounters". and Böhm, Alexandra Ullrich, Jessica (editors). Animal Encounters: Kontakt, Interaktion und Relationalität. Stuttgart: Verlag J. B. Metzler. (Cultural Animal Studies, Vol. 4). 2019, 225-240.

Vancouver

Borkfelt S. Sensing Slaughter: exploring the sounds and smells of nonhuman literary encounters. In Böhm A, Ullrich J, editors, Animal Encounters: Kontakt, Interaktion und Relationalität. Stuttgart: Verlag J. B. Metzler. 2019. p. 225-240. (Cultural Animal Studies, Vol. 4).

Author

Borkfelt, Sune. / Sensing Slaughter : exploring the sounds and smells of nonhuman literary encounters. Animal Encounters: Kontakt, Interaktion und Relationalität. editor / Alexandra Böhm ; Jessica Ullrich. Stuttgart : Verlag J. B. Metzler, 2019. pp. 225-240 (Cultural Animal Studies, Vol. 4).

Bibtex

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