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Human-animal relationships and ecocriticism: A study of the representation of animals in poetry from Malawi, Zimbabwe, and South Africa

By Syned Dale Makani Mthatiwa

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Abstract

This study analyses the manner in which animals are represented in selected poetry from Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa. It discusses the various modes of animal representation the poets draw on, and the ideological influences on their manner of animal representation. It explores the kinds of poetic forms the poets employ in their representation of animals and examines the manner in which ecological or environmental issues are reflected in the poetry. Further, the study determines the extent to which the values expressed in the poems are consistent with, or different from, current ecological orthodoxies and the ways in which the metaphors generated in relation to animals influence the way we treat them.

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Deborah Maron

Date 2011
Degree PhD
URL http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/10813
Language English
Notes This work can be found in The University of the Witwatersrand dspace-based institutional repository, http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/
University University of the Witwatersrand
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  1. Africa
  2. Animal liberation
  3. Animal rights
  4. Animals
  5. Animal science
  6. Animals in culture
  7. Birds
  8. Humans
  9. Mammals
  10. morality
  11. Nature
  12. Physical environment
  13. Relationships
  14. rights
  15. South Africa
  16. work
  17. World