Nonhuman Animal Nations: Transforming Conservation into Wildlife Self-Determination
Contributor(s):: Rizzolo, Jessica Bell, Bradshaw, Gay
Animals (un)tamed: human-animal encounters in science, art, and literature
| Contributor(s):: C.. Kleiter, M. Riedinger, E. Mosseri, D. Fischer, T. Vergeer
Animals are People Too: An Ecocritical Exploration of Fantasy in Environmental Children's Literature
| Contributor(s):: Dustin James Batty
This thesis examines the use of fantasy to promote ecological consciousness in environmental children’s literature. The theoretical foundation of my study is ecocriticism, which explores literary representations of humans’ relationship with the nonhuman. Using this theory, I analyse...
Posthuman Affirmative Business Ethics: Reimagining Human-Animal Relations Through Speculative Fiction
| Contributor(s):: Sayers, J., Martin, L., Bell, E.
Posthuman affirmative ethics relies upon a fluid, nomadic conception of the ethical subject who develops affective, material and immaterial connections to multiple others. Our purpose in this paper is to consider what posthuman affirmative business ethics would look like, and to reflect on the...
Children of Oryx, Children of Crake: Human-Animal Relationships in Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy
| Contributor(s):: Jessica C. Franken
Climate change and industrialization have introduced new tensions to human-animal interactions in the United States—tensions explored in Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy (2003-2013). Tying the world of the novels to real-life trends, I examine MaddAddam’s portrayal of...
Animal Farm's Lessons for Literary (and) Animal Studies
| Contributor(s):: McHugh, Susan
Humans and Wild Animals in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Texts: Interactions and Metaphors
| Contributor(s):: Breier, Idan
This paper examines the relations between humans and wild animals in the lands of the Bible and ancient Near East and the way in which these cultures used various creatures and their characteristics as metaphors for dangerous enemies. It focuses on three particular periods in which the sources at...
Canine scent detection—Fact or fiction?
| Contributor(s):: Johnen, Dorothea, Heuwieser, Wolfgang, Fischer-Tenhagen, Carola
Dogs have been used in a variety of scent detection tasks for hundreds of years. However, methodological differences in the design of studies concerning canine scent detection make it difficult to directly compare and to evaluate their results. We set out to (1) evaluate the quality and...
City of Beasts: How Animals Shaped Georgian London. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019. xviii + 310pp. 34 figures. Bibliography. £25.00 hbk. £30.00 ebk
| Contributor(s):: Taverner, Charlie
Farm animals populate the next two sections: the cows and pigs reared within the built-up area, and the cattle and sheep driven into the heart of the city to be slaughtered. A recurrent theme of the book is the way in which urban growth actually increased interactions between animals and humans...
An approach to identify bias in scent detection dog testing
Numerous scientific studies show the increasing importance of trained scent detection dogs in a wide field of application. Methods used for testing scent detection dogs are heterogeneous and therefore susceptible for potential bias. Nevertheless, no accepted quality standards or adequate...
Cats, Dogs, and Cyborgs: Transcending the Human-Animal Divide in Contemporary Japanese Literature
| Contributor(s):: Tyran Clement Grillo
Cats, Dogs, and Cyborgs: Transcending the Human-Animal Divide in Contemporary Japanese Literature blurs the binary between humans and non-humans, as represented in the torrent of relevant literature that has saturated Japan’s popular markets since the archipelago underwent a so-called...
Suppose They Can Speak: Reimagining the Human/Animal Divide in C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia
| 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...
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...
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...
Dog's Best Friend?: Vivisecting the "Animal" in Mark Twain's "A Dog's Tale"
| Contributor(s):: Matthew Guzman
“A Dog’s Tale” encapsulates the duality that the domesticated dog as both loyal “friend” and dependable scientific “instrument” denotes. Twain paints a dark portrait of man’s association with “beast.” Additionally, the story presents...
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
| 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...
Literary Anthrozoology: Do Fiction and Literature Have a Place in Anthrozoology?
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Szydlowski
Literature has been stimulating minds for centuries, as has science. This essay explores the need for both in the emerging field of anthrozoology. Anthrozoology is unique in its interdisciplinary approach to the sciences. By integrating zoology, anthropology, psychology, biology and others,...
The Animals in Our Stories: Reading Human-Animal History, Kinship, and Inheritance in Asian Diasporic Literature
| Contributor(s):: Nandini Thiyagarajan
This dissertation approaches literary animals in Asian diasporic novels through the concept of drawing close. I am interested in how literary animals can communicate an endeavour to draw animals close, and how literary representations of this closeness imagine normative human-animal relationships...
Evaluating the Media's Role in Public and Political Responses to Human-Shark Interactions in NSW, Australia
| Contributor(s):: Sam Fraser-Baxter
Of all animals that pose danger to humans in this world, few are more feared than sharks. Human-shark interactions are traumatic, emotional and difficult to rationalize. While rare, human-shark interactions generate a disproportionate amount of media coverage and public debate. The mass media is...
Eläimen roolit toimintaterapiassa
| Contributor(s):: Heini Rantala, Eerika Korhonen
Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tarkastella eläimen rooleja toimintaterapian viitekehyksessä. Erityisenä tarkastelun kohteena oli selvittää sitä, minkälaisissa toimintaterapiainterventioissa eläimiä on hyödynnetty ja minkälainen on...