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The Resource Poetry and animals : blurring the boundaries with the human, Onno Oerlemans

Poetry and animals : blurring the boundaries with the human, Onno Oerlemans

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Poetry and animals : blurring the boundaries with the human
Title
Poetry and animals
Title remainder
blurring the boundaries with the human
Statement of responsibility
Onno Oerlemans
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why do poets write about animals? What can poetry do for animals and what can animals do for poetry? In some cases, poetry inscribes meaning on animals, turning them into symbols or caricatures and bringing them into the confines of human culture. It also reveals and revels in the complexity of animals. Poetry, through its great variety and its inherently experimental nature, has embraced the multifaceted nature of animals to cross, blur, and reimagine the boundaries between human and animal. In Poetry and Animals, Onno Oerlemans explores a broad range of English-language poetry about animals from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. He presents a taxonomy of kinds of animal poems, breaking down the categories and binary oppositions at the root of human thinking about animals. The book considers several different types of poetry: allegorical poems, poems about "the animal" broadly conceived, poems about species of animal, poems about individual animals or the animal as individual, and poems about hybrids and hybridity. Through careful readings of dozens of poems that reveal generous and often sympathetic approaches to recognizing and valuing animals' difference and similarity, Oerlemans demonstrates how the forms and modes of poetry can sensitize us to the moral standing of animals and give us new ways to think through the problems of the human-animal divide
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oerlemans, Onno
Dewey number
809.1/9362
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1083.A5
LC item number
O37 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals in literature
  • Exempla in literature
  • Anthropomorphism in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Animal welfare in literature
  • Animals
  • Poetry, Modern
  • Poetry, Medieval
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • NATURE
  • Animal welfare in literature
  • Animals in literature
  • Animals
  • Anthropomorphism in literature
  • Exempla in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Poetry, Medieval
  • Poetry, Modern
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Poetry and animals : blurring the boundaries with the human, Onno Oerlemans
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The animal in allegory: from Chaucer to Gray -- Poems of the animal -- Poetry as field guide: the species poem -- The individual animal in poetry -- Of hybridity and the hybrid -- Coda
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1029298064
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 238 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231547420
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029298064
Label
Poetry and animals : blurring the boundaries with the human, Onno Oerlemans
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
Introduction -- The animal in allegory: from Chaucer to Gray -- Poems of the animal -- Poetry as field guide: the species poem -- The individual animal in poetry -- Of hybridity and the hybrid -- Coda
Control code
1029298064
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231547420
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • f46bebcc-ed5b-4e7d-b6ca-d71c83d11b2d
  • 22573/ctv13vnr6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029298064

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