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The Resource Kindred brutes : animals in Romantic-period writing, Christine Kenyon-Jones

Kindred brutes : animals in Romantic-period writing, Christine Kenyon-Jones

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Kindred brutes : animals in Romantic-period writing
Title
Kindred brutes
Title remainder
animals in Romantic-period writing
Statement of responsibility
Christine Kenyon-Jones
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Exploring the significance of animals in Romantic-period writing, this new study shows how in this period they were seen as both newly different from humankind (subjects in their own right, rather than simply humanity's tools or adjuncts) and also as newly similar, with the ability to feel and perhaps to think like human beings." "Approaches to animals are reviewed in a wide range of the period's literary work. Poetry and other literary work are discussed in relation to discourses about animals in various contemporary cultural contexts, including children's books, parliamentary debates, vegetarian theses, encyclopaedias and early theories about evolution. The study introduces animals to the discussions about ecocriticism and environmentalism in Romantic-period writing by complicating the concept of 'Nature', and it also contributes to the debates about politics and the body in this period. It demonstrates the rich variety of thinking about animals in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, and it challenges the exclusion of literary writing from some recent multi-disciplinary debates about animals, by exploring the literary roots of many metaphors about and attitudes to animals in our current thinking."--BOOK JACKET
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Kenyon-Jones, Christine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The nineteenth century
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  • English literature
  • Animals in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Darwin, Charles
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Kindred brutes : animals in Romantic-period writing, Christine Kenyon-Jones
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-219) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: "Animals are good to think with"
  • Animals dead and alive: pets, and politics poetry in the Romantic period
  • Children's animals: Locke, Rousseau, Coleridge and the instruction/imagination debate
  • Political animals: bull-fighting, bull-baiting and Childe Harold I
  • Animals as food: Shelley, Byron and the ideology of eating
  • Animals and nature: beasts, birds and Wordsworth's ecological credentials
  • Evolutionary animals: science and imagination between the Darwins
  • In conclusion: animals then and now
  • Index
Control code
13938781
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9780754603320
Lccn
2001022171
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Kindred brutes : animals in Romantic-period writing, Christine Kenyon-Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-219) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: "Animals are good to think with"
  • Animals dead and alive: pets, and politics poetry in the Romantic period
  • Children's animals: Locke, Rousseau, Coleridge and the instruction/imagination debate
  • Political animals: bull-fighting, bull-baiting and Childe Harold I
  • Animals as food: Shelley, Byron and the ideology of eating
  • Animals and nature: beasts, birds and Wordsworth's ecological credentials
  • Evolutionary animals: science and imagination between the Darwins
  • In conclusion: animals then and now
  • Index
Control code
13938781
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9780754603320
Lccn
2001022171
Other physical details
ill.

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