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The Resource Animalities : literary and cultural studies beyond the human, edited by Michael Lundblad

Animalities : literary and cultural studies beyond the human, edited by Michael Lundblad

Label
Animalities : literary and cultural studies beyond the human
Title
Animalities
Title remainder
literary and cultural studies beyond the human
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Lundblad
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Representations of animality continue to proliferate in various kinds of literary and cultural texts. This pioneering volume explores the critical interface between animal and animality studies, marking out the terrain in relation to twentieth-century literature and film. The range of texts considered here is intentionally broad, answering questions like, how do contemporary writers such as Amitav Ghosh, Terry Tempest Williams, and Indra Sinha help us to think about not only animals but also humans as animals? What kinds of creatures are being constructed by contemporary artists such as Patricia Piccinini, Alexis Rockman, and Michael Pestel? How do 'animalities' animate such diverse texts as the poetry of two women publishing under the name of 'Michael Field', or an early film by Thomas Edison depicting the electrocution of a circus elephant named Topsy? Connecting these issues to fields as diverse as environmental studies and ecocriticism, queer theory, gender studies, feminist theory, illness and disability studies, postcolonial theory, and biopolitics, the volume also raises further questions about disciplinarity itself, while hoping to inspire further work 'beyond the human' in future interdisciplinary scholarship. New and cutting-edge work in animality studies, human-animal studies, and posthumanism. Representations of animality continue to proliferate in various kinds of literary and cultural texts. This pioneering volume explores the critical interface between animal and animality studies, marking out the terrain in relation to twentieth-century literature and film. The range of texts considered here is intentionally broad, answering questions like, how do contemporary writers such as Amitav Ghosh, Terry Tempest Williams, and Indra Sinha help us to think about not only animals but also humans as animals? What kinds of creatures are being constructed by contemporary artists such as Patricia Piccinini, Alexis Rockman, and Michael Pestel? How do ÃǾ2Ơ℗−animalities' animate such diverse texts as the poetry of two women publishing under the name of ÃǾ2Ơ℗−Michael Field', or an early film by Thomas Edison depicting the electrocution of a circus elephant named Topsy? Connecting these issues to fields as diverse as environmental studies and ecocriticism, queer theory, gender studies, feminist theory, illness and disability studies, postcolonial theory, and biopolitics, the volume also raises further questions about disciplinarity itself, while hoping to inspire further work ÃǾ2Ơ℗−beyond the human' in future interdisciplinary scholarship. Key Features. 10 provocative case studies focused on representations and discourses of animals and animality in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, art, and film in English New work from both internationally renowned and emerging figures in the burgeoning fields of animality studies, human-animal studies, and posthumanism, suggesting innovative and significant new directions to explore Broad introduction to the kinds of questions scholars in the humanities have considered in relation to animals and animality
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
809.93362
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.A64
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lundblad, Michael
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  • Animals in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Animals in motion pictures
  • Human-animal relationships in motion pictures
  • Animals in literature
  • Animals in motion pictures
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in motion pictures
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
Label
Animalities : literary and cultural studies beyond the human, edited by Michael Lundblad
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Staging humanimality : Patricia Piccinini and a genealogy of species intermingling
  • Sara E.S. Orning
  • "Sparks would fly" : electricity and the spectacle of animality
  • Anat Pick
  • The nature of birds, women, and cancer : Terry Tempest Williams's Refuge and When Women Were Birds
  • Michael Lundblad
  • Animality, biopolitics, and Umwelt in Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide
  • Robin Chen-Hsing Tsai
  • Looking the beast in the eye : re-animating meat in Nordic and British food culture
  • Karen Lykke Syse
  • Introduction : the end of the animal : literary and cultural animalities
  • Love triangle with dog : Whym Chow, the "Michael Fields," and the poetic potential of human-animal bonds
  • Colleen Glenney Boggs
  • Bestial humans and sexual animals : zoophilia in law and literature
  • Greg Garrard
  • Michael Lundblad
  • Each time unique : the poetics of extinction
  • Cary Wolfe
  • Posthuman New York : ground zero of the anthropocene
  • Neel Ahuja
  • J.G. Ballard's Dark Ecologies : unsettling nature, animals, and literary tropes
  • Frida Beckman
Control code
1002303024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 248 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474434584
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kzgw5q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002303024
Label
Animalities : literary and cultural studies beyond the human, edited by Michael Lundblad
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Staging humanimality : Patricia Piccinini and a genealogy of species intermingling
  • Sara E.S. Orning
  • "Sparks would fly" : electricity and the spectacle of animality
  • Anat Pick
  • The nature of birds, women, and cancer : Terry Tempest Williams's Refuge and When Women Were Birds
  • Michael Lundblad
  • Animality, biopolitics, and Umwelt in Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide
  • Robin Chen-Hsing Tsai
  • Looking the beast in the eye : re-animating meat in Nordic and British food culture
  • Karen Lykke Syse
  • Introduction : the end of the animal : literary and cultural animalities
  • Love triangle with dog : Whym Chow, the "Michael Fields," and the poetic potential of human-animal bonds
  • Colleen Glenney Boggs
  • Bestial humans and sexual animals : zoophilia in law and literature
  • Greg Garrard
  • Michael Lundblad
  • Each time unique : the poetics of extinction
  • Cary Wolfe
  • Posthuman New York : ground zero of the anthropocene
  • Neel Ahuja
  • J.G. Ballard's Dark Ecologies : unsettling nature, animals, and literary tropes
  • Frida Beckman
Control code
1002303024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 248 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474434584
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kzgw5q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002303024

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