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  1. Suppose They Can Speak: Reimagining the Human/Animal Divide in C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia

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    | Contributor(s):: Jade Marie Hage

    Writing in the mid-twentieth century, when humanism—the “human-centered perspective”—passionately preached “the eminence of man over the rest of creation,” C.S. Lewis radically took to imaginative writing to suppose how an alternative perspective might...

  2. Literary Beasts: Use of Animal Imagery in The Canterbury Tales

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    | Contributor(s):: Morgan Kentsbeer

    Through this paper I am going to argue that animals from the Middle Ages held more worth and were often considered to be more important than their modern counterparts. This gets shown through the three types of ways that animals are used within The Canterbury Tales. First, they are...

  3. Life vs. Unlife: Interspecies Solidarity and Companionism in Contemporary American Literature

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    | Contributor(s):: Barnaby McLaughlin

    This dissertation explores the representations of interspecies relationships in contemporary American literature. In recent years, interdisciplinary attention, variously referred to under the umbrella categories of Posthumanism," "Human-Animal Studies," "Animality...

  4. Man vs beast the human-animal boundary in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Auz

    In her series of seven novels, Rowling constructs a society and a framework of characterization that allows her to explore the human-animal boundary in a variety of ways. She connects her novels to the ideology of the classical and medieval periods while still acknowledging the ways that the...

  5. Harvesting The Seeds Of Early American Human And Nonhuman Animal Relationships In William Bartram's Travels, The Travel Diary Of Elizabeth House Trist, And Sarah Trimmer's Fabulous Histories

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    | Contributor(s):: Leslie Blake Vives

    This thesis uses ecofeminist and human-animal studies lenses to explore human animal and nonhuman animal relations in early America. Most ecocritical studies of American literature begin with nineteenth-century writers. This project, however, suggests that drawing on ecofeminist theories with a...

  6. It's Raining Cats and Dogs in Children's Books

    | Contributor(s):: Janet Alsup

    Animals appearing in children’s books are nothing new. From The Cat in the Hat and The Velveteen Rabbit, to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Olivia the Pig, animals are a recurrent presence in popular picture books. There are also many memorable animal figures in novels popular with teens,...

  7. Poetics of literary animality: dialogues between the human and the nonhuman

    | Contributor(s):: Catia Mendes Pereira

    The scope of this research is to provide a dialogue between the theoretical assumptions that guide the field of studies called Animal Studies, writings of Machado de Assis that the theme of the animal and screens that compose the work Bovinocultura of the South-mato-grossense plastic artist...

  8. Apr 11 2017

    Dogs in Southern African Literatures

    Call for papers: Dogs –once you start looking for them – appear pervasively in the literatures of Southern Africa.  Sometimes they are central characters (as in Jock of the...

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  9. The Human and Animal Bond in The Red Pony

    | Contributor(s):: Chaker Mohamed Ben Ali

    John Steinbeck perceives the natural world in The Red Pony as uncaring and unforgiving and predatory since it is full of predators which are in a constant conflict against one another. Such a conflict occurs either between animals and animals or between humans and animals or between humans and...

  10. Pets in the Middle Ages: Evidence from Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

    | Contributor(s):: Kristen M. Figg

    When trying to gather reliable information about animals as pets in the Middle Ages, modern scholars immediately come up against a major cultural barrier. As Klaus Weimann points out in his preface to the volume Middle English Animal Literature, medieval people “lived … in close...

  11. The Use of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Social Services: A Literature Synthesis

    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca Sheluk

    The field of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI’s) is emerging and developing steadily, however the available literature which addresses this field is limited. This literature synthesis includes 27 articles from this limited pool and addresses what AAI programs exist, how they are being...

  12. Anthrozoology and Anthropomorphic Poetic Expression

    | Contributor(s):: Peggy Moran

    Talking about animals is always an act of appropriation. Expressed through another’s written ideas, thoughts, imaginings, biased observations, interpretations, and recordings, without awareness of their own status as a point of focus, the nonhuman animal is utterly subaltern, an object...

  13. Accommodating the Animal: Domestication in Eighteenth-Century English Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Erin Parker

    Eighteenth-century English writers imagined domestication as the education of animals, as a mutually beneficial contract between species, as a form of cruelty and exploitation, and as an extension of hospitality. This study analyses how these diverse literary portrayals of domestication intersect...

  14. Doug the Pug – A Working Dog's Tale by Cate Archer

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    | Contributor(s):: Cate Archer

    Press Release for Doug the Pug“Doug the Pug – A Working Dog’s Tale” is by Cate Archer – 5m Publishing.Doug the Pug is a wonderfully sweet natured little dog.  As a Therapy Dog, he enjoys each and every one of his working days generously sharing warmth and...

  15. Animals in Tragedy

    | Contributor(s):: Thumiger, Chiara, Campbell, Gordon Lindsay

  16. Inventing with animals in the Middle Ages

    | Contributor(s):: Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome, Hanawalt, Barbara, Kiser, Lisa J.

  17. The animal part : human and other animals in the poetic imagination

    | Contributor(s):: Payne, Mark

  18. The birth of a jungle : animality in progressive-era U.S. literature and culture

    | Contributor(s):: Lundblad, Michael

  19. The wild and the domestic : animal representation, ecocriticism, and western American literature

    | Contributor(s):: Nelson, Barney

  20. Picture Books Aren't Just Fun

    | Contributor(s):: O'Neill, Daniela