Animals and Organisations: An Ethic of Care Framework
Contributor(s):: Connolly, Lucy, Cullen, John G.
THE WATCHING DOG The Animal Gaze in Jack London's "To Build a Fire"
| Contributor(s):: Amanda Flinck
This essay examines the role of the nameless dog in Jack London’s 1908 short story “To Build a Fire”. While it is a story previously studied for its naturalist and determinist themes, this essay turns the spotlight onto the dog as a significant character that should not be...
Life vs. Unlife: Interspecies Solidarity and Companionism in Contemporary American Literature
| 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...
Defamiliarising the Zoo : Representations of Nonhuman Animal Captivity in Five Contemporary Novels
| Contributor(s):: Hadassa Prattley
While human-animal relations have always been part of human cultures the public zoo is a relatively recent phenomenon that reflects very specific elements of Western cultures’ modern ideas about, and relationships with, nonhuman animals. By becoming such a familiar part of popular culture...
The human horse: equine husbandry, anthropomorphic hierarchies, and daily life in Lower Saxony, 1550-1735
| Contributor(s):: Amanda Eisemann
This dissertation examines how human-animal relationships were formed through daily equine trade networks in early modern Germany. As reflections of human cultural values and experiences, these relationships had a significant impact in early modern Braunschweig-Lüneburg both on the practice...
At Home, with the Good Horses: Relationality, Roles, Identity and Ideology in Iron Age Inner Asia
| Contributor(s):: Gala Argent
As an overarching theme, this thesis is concerned with investigating archaeologically the relationships between humans and horses within the Iron Age Inner Asian society of the Pazyryk archaeological culture. Prior archaeologies of horses in Iron Age Eurasia have approached them in a segmented...
A interação humano-animal e o uso de homeopatia em bovinos de leite
| Contributor(s):: Luciana Aparecida Honorato
Um fator importante para o bem-estar de animais de produção é a forte interação humano-animal decorrente do processo de produção, que por sua vez, é norteada pelas atitudes dos humanos em relação aos animais. O objetivo deste...
Barking at Heaven's Door: Pluto Mehra in the Hindi Film Dil Dhadakne Do
| Contributor(s):: Alessandra Consolaro
In this article, I discuss the representation of pets in the 2015 commercial Hindi comedy-drama (commonly known as Bollywood) Dil Dhadakne Do (DDD), which translates to Let the Heart Beat; this is the first ever case of a Hindi movie having a dog as a narrator. For centuries, Indian...
The objectification of animals
| Contributor(s):: Felix Mariano Vallejos
Motivated by the obvious naturalization of the mistreatment of nonhuman species, it manifests in everyday areas such as food, clothing, sport and entertainment, the present work aims to address the relationship between man and animals, starting with the following question: Why do we objectify...
Effacing the human: Rachel Rosenthal, rats and shared creative agency
| Contributor(s):: Carrie Rohman
"Between Us, Animals". Emotional Ties Between Humans and Other Animals
| Contributor(s):: Monika Bakke
Public Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior towards Sharks and Shark Conservation
| Contributor(s):: Jason O'Bryhim
Many species of shark are in danger of overexploitation and could possibly be facing extinction. Sharks have been around for over 400 million years but recent declines that threaten their existence can be traced back to the current consumptive uses brought on by humans. If...
Horses in early-modern drama
| Contributor(s):: Gabriel Egan
Two hundred years before William Harrison Ainsworth invented Dick Turpin's miraculous horse-ride from London to York in his novel Rockwood, the King's men at the Globe playhouse dramatized a similar feat performed with supernatural assistance. Richard Brome and Thomas Heywood's The...
Driving Forward: The Power of the Horse in Douro Township 1850-1900
| Contributor(s):: Patrick Leahy
Rural Ontario was highly dependent upon the horse in the second half of the nineteenth century. However, the horse’s role in rural life has not received the scholarly attention it fully deserves. Economic historians often present the horse as an archaic means of doing farm work or as the...
Animal Dialectics: Towards a Critical Theory of Animals and Society
| Contributor(s):: Zipporah Weisberg
Building on the critical theory of the early Frankfurt School, Marxian psychoanalytic theory, and existential phenomenology, this dissertation argues that there is a direct correlation between animal exterminationism-or the systematic annihilation of animals as subjects-of-a-meaningful-life in...
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...
Apr 18 2016
Evidence of Animal Minds
Literary Studies, the Animal Turn, and the Academy
| Contributor(s):: McDonell, Jennifer