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The Resource Homeless dogs & melancholy apes : humans and other animals in the modern literary imagination, Laura Brown

Homeless dogs & melancholy apes : humans and other animals in the modern literary imagination, Laura Brown

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Homeless dogs & melancholy apes : humans and other animals in the modern literary imagination
Title
Homeless dogs & melancholy apes
Title remainder
humans and other animals in the modern literary imagination
Statement of responsibility
Laura Brown
Title variation
Homeless dogs and melancholy apes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""I read Homeless Dogs and Melancholy Apes with great eagerness and found it to be a book of compelling interest, wonderful erudition, and nuanced, sophisticated analysis. It brings innovative perspectives and contexts to bear on core eighteenth-century topics and texts. Laura Brown takes up a leading concern in contemporary cultural studies--human-animal relations--and shows how modernity's paradigms of difference and alterity were articulated in the eighteenth century in ways sharply continous with our own."--Erin Mackie, Syracuse University" ""Homeless Dogs and Melancholy Apes engages with the long-standing conversation about otherness and also with the more recent and very lively conversation among humanists about animals. Laura Brown's work enhances understanding of how an important facet of eighteenth-century culture influenced and was incorporated into eighteenth-century literature."--Harriet Ritvo, Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, MIT" "In eighteenth-century England, the encounter between humans and other animals took a singular turn with the discovery of the great apes and the rise of bourgeois pet keeping. These historical changes created a new cultural and intellectual context for the understanding and representation of animal-kind, and the nonhuman animal has thus played a significant role in imaginative literature from that period to the present day. In Homeless Dogs and Melancholy Apes, Laura Brown shows how the literary works of the eighteenth century used animal-kind to bring abstract philosophical, ontological, and metaphysical questions into the realm of everyday experience, affording a uniquely, flexible perspective on difference, hierarchy, intimacy, diversity, and transcendence."
  • "Writers of this first age of the rise of the animal in the modern literary imagination used their nonhuman characters--from the lapdogs of Alexander Pope and his contemporaries to the ill-mannered monkey of Frances Burney's Evelina or the ape-like Yahoos of Jonathan Swift--to explore questions of human identity and self-definition, human love and the experience of intimacy, and human diversity and the boundaries of convention. Later writers continued to use imaginary animals to question human conventions of form and thought. Brown pursues this engagement with animal-kind into the nineteenth century--through works by Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning--and into the twentieth, with a concluding account of Paul Auster's dog-novel, Timbuktu. Auster's work suggests that--today as in the eighteenth century--imagining other animals opens up a potential for dissonance that creates distinctive opportunities for human creativity."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Brown, Laura
Dewey number
823/.009362
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR408.A55
LC item number
B76 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English literature
  • American literature
  • Animals in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Pets in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Animals in literature
  • English literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Pets in literature
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • Tiere
  • Dieren
  • Huisdieren
  • Bellettrie
  • Engels
  • Amerikaans
  • Mens-dier-relatie
  • Tiere
  • Englische Literatur
  • Djur i litteraturen
Label
Homeless dogs & melancholy apes : humans and other animals in the modern literary imagination, Laura Brown
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Publication
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
Speculative space : the rise of the animal in the modern imagination -- Mirror scene : the orangutan, the ancients, and the cult of sensibility -- Immoderate love : the lady and the lapdog -- Violent intimacy : the monkey and the marriage plot -- Dog narrative : itinerancy, diversity, and the Elysium for dogs
Control code
732957161
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 156 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801462160
Lccn
2010010713
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r1zm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732957161
Label
Homeless dogs & melancholy apes : humans and other animals in the modern literary imagination, Laura Brown
Publication
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
Speculative space : the rise of the animal in the modern imagination -- Mirror scene : the orangutan, the ancients, and the cult of sensibility -- Immoderate love : the lady and the lapdog -- Violent intimacy : the monkey and the marriage plot -- Dog narrative : itinerancy, diversity, and the Elysium for dogs
Control code
732957161
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 156 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801462160
Lccn
2010010713
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r1zm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732957161

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