Poetic Animals and Animal Souls

Author: R. Malamud

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137063491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 1797


This book offers a new paradigm for reading and appreciating animals in literature and addresses how human culture views animals in poetry. Part one sets up a theoretical overview and posits some aesthetic and ethical ideals for transposing animals into art, while part two presents a more focused practical application of these ideals in one strain of animal poetry (as seen in the works of Marianne Moore, José Emilio Pacheco, Gary Snyder, Pattiann Rogers and others). The poetry analyzed in the book is respectfully and non-invasively insightful into animals; it is tinged with a distancing, and a kind of spiritual awe, regarding their existence.

Poetic Animals and Animal Souls

Author: Randy Malamud

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403961785

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 8919


This book offers a new paradigm for reading and appreciating animals in literature and addresses how human culture views animals in poetry. Part one sets up a theoretical overview and posits some aesthetic and ethical ideals for transposing animals into art, while part two presents a more focused practical application of these ideals in one strain of animal poetry (as seen in the works of Marianne Moore, José Emilio Pacheco, Gary Snyder, Pattiann Rogers, and others).

Poetry and Animals

Blurring the Boundaries with the Human

Author: Onno Oerlemans

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231547420

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 1280


Why do poets write about animals? What can poetry do for animals and what can animals do for poetry? In some cases, poetry inscribes meaning on animals, turning them into symbols or caricatures and bringing them into the confines of human culture. It also reveals and revels in the complexity of animals: poetry, through its great variety and its inherently experimental nature, has embraced the multifaceted nature of animals to cross, blur, and reimagine the boundaries between human and animal. In Poetry and Animals, Onno Oerlemans explores a broad range of English-language poetry about animals from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world, revealing how poetry can contribute to our understanding of animals and our relations with them. He presents a taxonomy of the kinds of animal poems, breaking down the categories and binary oppositions at the root of human thinking about animals. The book considers several different types of poetry: allegorical poems; poems about “the animal” broadly conceived; poems about species of animal; poems about individual animals or the animal as individual; and poems about hybrids and hybridity. Through careful readings of dozens of poems that reveal generous and often sympathetic approaches to recognizing and valuing animals’ difference and similarity, Oerlemans demonstrates how the forms and modes of poetry can sensitize us to the moral standing of animals and give us new ways to think through the problems of the human-animal divide.

Human-Animal Studies

Eine Einführung für Studierende und Lehrende

Author: Gabriela Kompatscher-Gufler,Reingard Spannring,Karin Schachinger

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825247597

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 3267


Human-Animal Studies: Gesellschaftliche, philosophische und kulturelle Aspekte des Mensch-Tier-Verhältnisses Die erste deutschsprachige Einführung in die Human-Animal Studies (HAS) fungiert für Studierende und Lehrende der HAS und für Nachbardisziplinen, die auf das Mensch-Tier-Verhältnis blicken, als Seminargrundlage. Die Kapitel sind didaktisch aufbereitet und bieten Definitionen, Erklärungen, ein Glossar, Zusatzliteratur, Arbeitsaufgaben, Verständnisfragen und weiterführende Fragen, die zur vertieften Auseinandersetzung anregen. Thematisiert werden unter anderem die philosophische Tierethik, Human-Animal Studies in Literatur und Sprachwissenschaft sowie in Soziologie, Pädagogik, Geschichte und Gender Studies. Wie sehen historische Entwicklungen, Tendenzen, Schlüsselbegriffe, wichtige Theorien und Konzepte und Teilbereiche der Human-Animal Studies aus? Auf diese Fragen finden Studierende und Lehrende Antworten in diesem Buch. Dieser Titel ist nicht als Dozenten-Freiexemplar erhältlich.

Going Away to Think

Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility

Author: Scott Slovic

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874177565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 245

View: 1511


In Going Away to Think, ecocritic Scott Slovic offers a selection of seventeen essays that include travel narratives, meditations on the social role of ecological literary criticism, responses to socially engaged literary and scholarly texts, and demonstrations of the author’s own forays into literary activism.

Disziplinierte Tiere?

Perspektiven der Human-Animal Studies für die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen

Author: Reingard Spannring,Karin Schachinger,Gabriela Kompatscher,Alejandro Boucabeille

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839425182

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

View: 4789


Nichtmenschliche Tiere wurden bislang in den Human-, Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften aufgrund des vorherrschenden Anthropozentrismus, der radikalen Ablehnung jeglichen Anthropomorphismus sowie des biologischen Essentialismus kaum berücksichtigt. Die Beziehungsformen zwischen nichtmenschlichen Tieren und Menschen sind historisch, kulturell, aber auch innergesellschaftlich sehr heterogen, ambivalent und widersprüchlich; ihre Wechselbeziehungen sind multidimensional. Angesichts dessen stellen die Beiträge des Bandes die Frage danach, was die Berücksichtigung nichtmenschlicher Tiere und der Tier-Mensch-Beziehungen für die jeweilige wissenschaftliche Disziplin bedeutet und welche Herausforderungen sich für deren Forschungsfelder, Theorien und Methoden ergeben. Mit Vorworten der beiden Ethologen Marc Bekoff und Kurt Kotrschal.

Making Animal Meaning

Author: Linda Kalof,Georgina M. Montgomery

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1609172345

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 8313


An elucidating collection of ten original essays, Making Animal Meaning reconceptualizes methods for researching animal histories and rethinks the contingency of the human-animal relationship. The vibrant and diverse field of animal studies is detailed in these interdisciplinary discussions, which include voices from a broad range of scholars and have an extensive chronological and geographical reach. These exciting discourses capture the most compelling theoretical underpinnings of animal significance while exploring meaning-making through the study of specific spaces, species, and human-animal relations. A deeply thoughtful collection — vital to understanding central questions of agency, kinship, and animal consumption — these essays tackle the history and philosophy of constructing animal meaning.

Animals and Society

An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies

Author: Margo DeMello

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526768

Category: Nature

Page: 488

View: 1524


Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.

An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture

Author: R. Malamud

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137009845

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

View: 6850


A fascinating exploration of the way in which animals are 'framed' - contextualized, decontextualized - in contemporary visual culture. Written in a highly engaging style, this book challenges the field, dealing with some highly controversial aspects of animal exploitation and boldly examines material that is seldom discussed within animal studies.

Reading and Writing Poetry with Teenagers

Author: Fredric Lown,Judith W. Steinbergh

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825127939

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 3228


This versatile volume combines examples of poetry from historical and contemporary masters with high school writing. Each chapter contains poems for reading aloud, poems for discussion, models for writing exercises, samples of student poems, and a bibliography for extended reading. Many teachers use Reading and Writing Poetry with Teenagers across disciplines. Writing exercises include: Animals as Symbols Family Portraits in Words Of War and Peace Writing Song Lyrics as an Expression of Social Protest

Teaching North American environmental literature

Author: Mark C. Long,Frederick O. Waage

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: 9780873528108

Category: Education

Page: 502

View: 7866


From stories about Los Angeles freeways to slave narratives to science fiction, environmental literature encompasses more than nature writing. The study of environmental narrative has flourished since the MLA published Teaching Environmental Literature in 1985. Today, writers evince a self-consciousness about writing in the genre, teachers have incorporated field study into courses, technology has opened up classroom possibilities, and institutions have developed to support study of this vital body of writing. The challenge for instructors is to identify core texts while maintaining the field's dynamic, open qualities.The essays in this volume focus on North American environmental writing, presenting teachers with background on environmental justice issues, ecocriticism, and ecofeminism. Contributors consider the various disciplines that have shaped the field, including African American, American Indian, Canadian, and Chicana/o literature. The interdisciplinary approaches recommended treat the theme of predators in literature, ecology and ethics, conservation, and film. A focus on place-based literature explores how students can physically engage with the environment as they study literature. The volume closes with an annotated resource guide organized by subject matter.

Toxic belonging?

identity and ecology in Southern Africa

Author: Dan Wylie

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 3103


Poetry and Ecology in the Age of Milton and Marvell

Author: Diane Kelsey McColley

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754660484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 7925


The focus of this study is the perception of nature in the language of poetry and the languages of natural philosophy, technology, theology, and global exploration, primarily in seventeenth century England. Its premise is that language and the perception of nature vitally affect each other and that seventeenth-century poets, primarily John Milton, Andrew Marvell, and Henry Vaughan, but also Margaret Cavendish, Thomas Traherne, Anne Finch, and others, responded to experimental proto-science and new technology in ways that we now call 'ecological' - concerned with watersheds and habitats and the lives of all creatures. It provides close readings of works by these poets in the contexts of natural history, philosophy, and theology as well as technology and land use, showing how they responded to what are currently considered ecological issues: deforestation, mining, air pollutionion, drainage of wetlands, destruction of habitats, the sentience and intelligence of animals, overbuilding, global commerce, the politics of land use, and relations between social justice and justice towards the other-than-human world. In this important book, Diane McColley demonstrates the language of poetry, the language of responsible science, and the language of moral and political philosophy all to be necessary parts of public discourse.

A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity

Author: Linda Kalof

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781845203610

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 3101


Animals had an ubiquitous and central presence in the ancient world. A Cultural History of Animals In Antiquity presents an extraordinarily broad assessment of animal cultures from 2500 BCE to 1000 CE, describing how animals were an intrinsic part of the spiritual life of ancient society, how they were hunted, domesticated and used for entertainment, and the roles animals played in ancient science and philosophy. Since much of what we know about animals in antiquity is gleaned from the images left by our ancestors, the book presents a wealth of illustrations. Seminal ancient narratives about animals -- including works from Aristotle, Plutarch, Ovid and Pliny the Elder -- are also drawn upon to illustrate contemporary ideas about and attitudes towards animals. As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Animals, this volume presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary Symbolism, Hunting, Domestication, Sports and Entertainment, Science, Philosophy, and Art. Volume 1 in the Cultural History of Animals edited by Linda Kalof and Brigitte Resl.

Ecology and Literature

Ecocentric Personification from Antiquity to the Twenty-first Century

Author: Bryan L. Moore

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230606692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 7261


Ecology and Literature explores personification as a means of representing the natural world and arguing for its worth outside of human use. Employing a rhetorical and ecocritical approach, Moore analyzes ecocentric personification and its variants in the Western world from ancient Greece to Charles Darwin, with a special focus on American literature to the near-present.

Animal Geographies

Place, Politics, and Identity in the Nature-culture Borderlands

Author: Jennifer R. Wolch,Jody Emel

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859841372

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

View: 6542


A highly topical survey of human's treatment of animals. Each year billions of animals are poisoned, dissected, displaced, killed for consumption, or held in captivity to be discarded as soon as their utility to humans has waned. The animal world has never been under greater peril. A broad-ranging collection of essays, Animal Geographies contributes to a much-needed, fundamental rethinking about our relation to animals. Animal Geographies explores the diverse ways in which animals shape the formation of human identity, looking, for example, at the racialization and gendering of animal images. From questions of identity and subjectivity, it moves to consideration of the places where people and animals confront the realities of coexistence on an everyday basis. It then examines the ways in which animals figure in the ongoing globalization of production and mass consumption, and finally, takes up legal and ethical approaches to human-animal relations. Animal Geographies compels a profound rethinking of the history of our relations with animals and offers a series of proposals for reconstituting this relationship on a progressive basis.