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The Resource Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture : Contexts for Criticism, (electronic resource)

Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture : Contexts for Criticism, (electronic resource)

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Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture : Contexts for Criticism
Title
Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture
Title remainder
Contexts for Criticism
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection includes twelve provocative essays from a diverse group of international scholars, who utilize a range of interdisciplinary approaches to analyze "real" and "representational" animals that stand out as culturally significant to Victorian literature and culture. Essays focus on a wide range of canonical and non-canonical Victorian writers, including Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Anna Sewell, Emily Bronte, James Thomson, Christina Rossetti, and Richard Marsh, and they focus on a diverse array of forms: fiction, poetry, journalism, and letters. These essays consider a wide range of cultural attitudes and literary treatments of animals in the Victorian Age, including the development of the animal protection movement, the importation of animals from the expanding Empire, the acclimatization of British animals in other countries, and the problems associated with increasing pet ownership. The collection also includes an Introduction co-written by the editors and Suggestions for Further Study, and will prove of interest to scholars and students across the multiple disciplines which comprise Animal Studies
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
820.9008
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR468.A56
LC item number
A55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals in literature
  • English literature
  • England
  • England
Label
Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture : Contexts for Criticism, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; 1 Introduction; Notes; Works Cited; Part I Animals in the Victorians' World; 2 Collecting the Live and the Skinned; The Correspondence; Class; Methods of Acquisition; Packing and Shipping; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; 3 Dickens, Household Words, and the Smithfield Controversy at the Time of the Great Exhibition; Notes; Works Cited; 4 Beasts, Birds, Fishes, and Reptiles: Anthony Trollope and the Australian Acclimatization Debate; Notes; Works Cited
  • 5 Dogs' Homes and Lethal Chambers, or, What Was it Like to be a Battersea Dog?Lost Dogs: 1867; Lethal Chambers: 1895; Domesticated Killing; What was it Like to be a Battersea Dog? Reading Against the Grain with Percival's Dog; Notes; Works Cited; Part II Animals in the Victorians' Literature; 6 Bull's-eye, Agency, and the Species Divide in Oliver Twist: a Cur's-Eye View; Notes; Works Cited; 7 Performing Animals/Performing Humanity; Works Cited; 8 "I Declare I Never Saw so Lovely an Animal!": Beauty, Individuality, and Objectification in Nineteenth-Century Animal Autobiographies
  • Animals, Women, and the Meaning of BeautyBeauty, Power, and Individuality; The Fragility of Beauty; The Fear of Complete Objectification; Critiques of Beauty; Conclusion: "I Wanted the Other Three, My Beautiful Tabbies"; Notes; Works Cited; 9 Cathy's Whip and Heathcliff's Snarl: Control, Violence, Care, and Rights in Wuthering Heights; Relational Representations; Winking at Violence; Care and Property: "Who is to Look After the Horses?"; The Utility of "Horse-Fit Clatter" and the "Jealous Guardianship" of Alarming Barks
  • Gnashing and "Mad Dog" Foaming and the Choice Not to "Coom" at a "Whistle"Citizen Animal; Note; Works Cited; 10 Creatures on the "Night-Side of Nature": James Thomson's Melancholy Ethics; God and Other Problems; Evolution, "The Human," and "The Animal"; "Down, Down to the Deepest Deep"; Animal Ethics in a Dark Ecology; Notes; Works Cited; 11 "Come Buy, Come Buy!": Christina Rossetti and the Victorian Animal Market; Works Cited; 12 Black Beauty: The Emotional Work of Pretend Play; The Available; Horseplay; Notes; Works Cited; 13 Insect Politics in Richard Marsh's The Beetle; Introduction
  • Insects in the Long Nineteenth-Century ImaginationInsects and Politics; Britain's Beetle Scare; Economy of Entomophobia in The Beetle; Becoming-Beetle, Becoming-Woman: Lessingham and Marjorie; Notes; Works Cited; Sources for Further Study; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137602190
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn973758020
Label
Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture : Contexts for Criticism, (electronic resource)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; 1 Introduction; Notes; Works Cited; Part I Animals in the Victorians' World; 2 Collecting the Live and the Skinned; The Correspondence; Class; Methods of Acquisition; Packing and Shipping; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; 3 Dickens, Household Words, and the Smithfield Controversy at the Time of the Great Exhibition; Notes; Works Cited; 4 Beasts, Birds, Fishes, and Reptiles: Anthony Trollope and the Australian Acclimatization Debate; Notes; Works Cited
  • 5 Dogs' Homes and Lethal Chambers, or, What Was it Like to be a Battersea Dog?Lost Dogs: 1867; Lethal Chambers: 1895; Domesticated Killing; What was it Like to be a Battersea Dog? Reading Against the Grain with Percival's Dog; Notes; Works Cited; Part II Animals in the Victorians' Literature; 6 Bull's-eye, Agency, and the Species Divide in Oliver Twist: a Cur's-Eye View; Notes; Works Cited; 7 Performing Animals/Performing Humanity; Works Cited; 8 "I Declare I Never Saw so Lovely an Animal!": Beauty, Individuality, and Objectification in Nineteenth-Century Animal Autobiographies
  • Animals, Women, and the Meaning of BeautyBeauty, Power, and Individuality; The Fragility of Beauty; The Fear of Complete Objectification; Critiques of Beauty; Conclusion: "I Wanted the Other Three, My Beautiful Tabbies"; Notes; Works Cited; 9 Cathy's Whip and Heathcliff's Snarl: Control, Violence, Care, and Rights in Wuthering Heights; Relational Representations; Winking at Violence; Care and Property: "Who is to Look After the Horses?"; The Utility of "Horse-Fit Clatter" and the "Jealous Guardianship" of Alarming Barks
  • Gnashing and "Mad Dog" Foaming and the Choice Not to "Coom" at a "Whistle"Citizen Animal; Note; Works Cited; 10 Creatures on the "Night-Side of Nature": James Thomson's Melancholy Ethics; God and Other Problems; Evolution, "The Human," and "The Animal"; "Down, Down to the Deepest Deep"; Animal Ethics in a Dark Ecology; Notes; Works Cited; 11 "Come Buy, Come Buy!": Christina Rossetti and the Victorian Animal Market; Works Cited; 12 Black Beauty: The Emotional Work of Pretend Play; The Available; Horseplay; Notes; Works Cited; 13 Insect Politics in Richard Marsh's The Beetle; Introduction
  • Insects in the Long Nineteenth-Century ImaginationInsects and Politics; Britain's Beetle Scare; Economy of Entomophobia in The Beetle; Becoming-Beetle, Becoming-Woman: Lessingham and Marjorie; Notes; Works Cited; Sources for Further Study; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137602190
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn973758020

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