Reading literary animals: medieval to modern

Contributor(s): Edwards, Karen L [Editor] | Ryan, Derek [Editor] | Spencer, Jane [Editor]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Perspectives on the non-human in literature and culturePublisher: New York Routledge 2020Description: xi, 290 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and indexISBN: 9781138093850Subject(s): Animals in literature | Literature - Psychological aspectDDC classification: 809.93362 Summary: eading Literary Animals explores the status and representation of animals in literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Essays by leading scholars in the field examine various figurative, agential, imaginative, ethical, and affective aspects of literary encounters with animality, showing how practices of close reading provoke new ways of thinking about animals and the texts in which they appear. Through investigations of works by Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, William Wordsworth, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, and Ted Hughes, among many others, Reading Literary Animals demonstrates the value of distinctively literary animal studies. https://www.routledge.com/Reading-Literary-Animals-Medieval-to-Modern/Edwards-Ryan-Spencer/p/book/9781138093850
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Table of contents:

pt. I Testing Metaphor
1.Entities in the World: Intertextuality in Medieval Bestiaries and Fables / Carolynn Van Dyke
2.Una's "Milkewhite Lambe" / Karen L. Edwards
3.Behn's Beasts: Aesop's Fables and Surinam's Wildlife in Oroonoko / Jane Spencer
pt. II Plotting Agency
4.Shakespeare's Animal Parts / Philip Armstrong
5.Exit Pursuing a Human: Performing Animals on the Early Modern Stage / Andy Kesson
6.Collaborative Agency: Animals in Hardy's Rural Novels / Virginia Richter
pt. III Inscribing Voice
7.Counting Animals: Nonhuman Voices in Lear and Carroll / Kaori Nagai
8."What Am I?": Locating the Indeterminate Voices of Ted Hughes's Animal Poems / Carrie Smith
9."Thou, Spotted Eros": Love Poetry, Taxonomy, and the Erotics of Adamic Naming / Matthew Margini
pt. IV Exploiting Bodies
10.The Hunting of the Hare: Female Virtue and Companionate Marriage in Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones / Adela Ramos
11."Filth and Fat and Blood and Foam": Animal Capital, Commodified Meat, and the "Human" in Great Expectations / Jennifer McDonell
12.Fiction, Fashion, and the Victorian Fur Seal Hunt / John Miller
pt. V Loving Dogs
13.Animal Intimacies: Cross-Species Affect and the Lapdog Lyric / Laura Brown
14.Anthropomorphism, Personification, and Humanization in William Wordsworth's Dog Poems / James P. Carson
15."Was it Flush, or was it Pan?": Virginia Woolf, Ethel Smyth, and Canine Biography / Derek Ryan

eading Literary Animals explores the status and representation of animals in literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Essays by leading scholars in the field examine various figurative, agential, imaginative, ethical, and affective aspects of literary encounters with animality, showing how practices of close reading provoke new ways of thinking about animals and the texts in which they appear. Through investigations of works by Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, William Wordsworth, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, and Ted Hughes, among many others, Reading Literary Animals demonstrates the value of distinctively literary animal studies.

https://www.routledge.com/Reading-Literary-Animals-Medieval-to-Modern/Edwards-Ryan-Spencer/p/book/9781138093850

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