Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature: The Palgrave Handbook of Animals and Literature

Editors: McHugh, Susan, McKay, Robert and Miller, John
Publication Year: 2021
Publisher: Macmillan Publisher Int'l Ltd.

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ISBN: 978-3-030-39772-2
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Image Count: 21
Book Status: Available
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The Palgrave Handbook of Animals and Literature provides the first comprehensive guide to current research in literary animal studies. Mirroring the institutional-structural identity of literary studies more generally, the volume is organized roughly chronologically from Old English, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Romantic, Victorian, Fin-de-siecle, and Modern periods to the present.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Towards an Animal-Centred Literary History - Susan McHugh, Robert McKay, and John Miller
  • Part I. Theoretical Underpinnings
  • The Exception and the Norm: Dimensions of Anthropocentrism - Tom Tyler
  • Metaphor, Metonymy, More-Than-Anthropocentric. The Animal That Therefore I Read (and Follow) - Ann-Sofie Lönngren
  • Narratology Beyond the Human: Self-Narratives and Inter-Species Identities - David Herman
  • An(im)alogical Thinking: Contemporary Black Literature and the Dreaded Comparison - Diana Leong
  • We Are Not in This World Alone: On Drawing Close, Animal Stories, and a Multispecies Sense of Place - Nandini Thiyagarajan
  • Part II. Medieval Literature
  • A Community of Exiles: Whale and Human Domains in Old English Poetry - Megan Cavell
  • An Ontological Turn for the Medieval Books of Beasts: Environmental Theory from Premodern to Postmodern - Susan Crane
  • Chaucer, Lydgate, and the Half-Heard Nightingale - Carolynn Van Dyke
  • Huntings of the Hare: The Medieval and Early Modern Poetry of Imperiled Animals - Karl Steel
  • Part III. Early Modern Literature
  • Human, Animal, and Metamorphic Becomings - Carla Freccero
  • Sheep, Beasts, and Knights: Fugitive Alterity in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene Book VI, and The Shepheardes Calender - Rachel Stenner
  • My Palfrey, Myself: Toward a Queer Phenomenology of the Horse-Human Bond in Henry V and Beyond - Karen Raber
  • What Can Beast Fables Do in Literary Animal Studies? Ben Jonson's Volpone and the Prehumanist Human - Erica Fudge
  • Part IV. Literature of the Eighteenth Century
  • “Real” Animals and the Eighteenth-Century Literary Imagination - Laura Brown
  • Mary Leapor's Creatureliness in “An Essay on Woman” and Other Poems - Anne Milne
  • Poetics of the Hunt: Re-reading Agency and Re-thinking Ecology in William Somerville's The Chase - Richard Nash
  • Part V. Romantic Literature
  • Beyond Symbolism: The Rights and Biopolitics of Romantic Period Animals - Ron Broglio
  • Bad Dog: The Dark Side of Misbehaving Animals - Chase Pielak
  • Why Animals Matter in Jane Austen - Barbara K. Seeber
  • John Keats and the Sound of Autumn: Reading Poetry in a Time of Extinction - Michael Malay
  • Cooper's Animal Offences: The Confusion of Species in Last of the Mohicans - Onno Oerlemans
  • Part VI. Victorian Literature
  • Jane Eyre and Tess Durbeyfield at the Human/Animal Border - Ivan Kreilkamp
  • Animals and Nonsense: Edward Lear's Menagerie - Ann C. Colley
  • Intimacy, Objectification, and Inter/Intra-Species Relations in Victorian Animal Autobiographies - Monica Flegel
  • How Not to Eat: Vegetarian Polemics in Victorian India - Parama Roy
  • Part VII. Modernist Literature
  • Modernist Animals and Bioaesthetics - Carrie Rohman
  • Vivisection in Modernist Culture and Popular Fiction, 1890-1945 - Katherine Ebury
  • Virginia Woolf and Gertrude Stein: Two Modernist Women Writing as Dogs - Marianne DeKoven
  • Kingship, Kinship and the King of Beasts in Early Southern African Novels - Jade Munslow Ong
  • Animals Inside: Creatureliness in Dezső Kosztolányi's Skylark and Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life - Anat Pick
  • Part VIII. Contemporary Literature
  • Speculative Humanisms: Postwar Universalism and the Question of the Animal - Seán McCorry
  • CanLit's Ossiferous Fictions: Animal Bones and Fossils in Margaret Atwood's Life Before Man and Carol Shields's The Stone Diaries - Sarah Bezan
  • Returning to the Animals’ Gaze: Reflective Readings of Lionesses Marah and Sekhmet - Wendy Woodward
  • “Without the Right Words It's Hard to Retain Clarity”: Speculative Fiction and Animal Narrative - Sherryl Vint
  • Jesmyn Ward's Dog Bite: Mississippi Love and Death Stories - Bénédicte Boisseron
  • Shared and Hefted Lives in Twenty-First-Century Shepherds’ Calendars - Catherine Parry
  • Part IX. New Directions
  • The Biopolitics of Animal Love: Two Settler Stories - Nicole Shukin
  • Companion Prosthetics: Avatars of Animality and Disability - Michael Lundblad and Jan Grue
  • Denizen Habitations: Spaces of Solidarity in Recent South Asian Fiction - Sundhya Walther
  • Plagues, Poisons, and Dead Rats: A Multispecies History - Lucinda Cole
  • Last Chance to See: Extinction in Literary Animal Studies and the Environmental Humanities - John Miller
  • Correction to: Narratology Beyond the Human: Self-Narratives and Inter-Species Identities