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Reading Literary Animals


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Chapter 1: Introduction -- Jane Spencer, Derek Ryan and Karen Edwards

Part 1: Animal Voice

Chapter 2: Exit Pursuing a Human: Performing Animals on the Early Modern Stage -- Andy Kesson (Roehampton)

Chapter 3: Talking Nonsense: Animal Voice in Carroll and Lear -- Kaori Nagai (Kent)

Chapter 4: The Animals' Misanthropic Voice-- Robert McKay (Sheffield)

Part 2: Animal Agency

Chapter 5: `An Odd Worm': Animal Agency and Affect in Shakespeare's Tragedies -- Philip Armstrong (Canterbury, New Zealand)

Chapter 6: England's Sheep: Creaturely Life and the Commodity Form-- Tobias Menely (UC, Davis)

Chapter 7: Location, Location, Location: London's Smithfield Markets and the Politics of

Sight/Site -- Jennifer McDonell (New England, Australia)

Chapter 8: Animal Bodies in Hardy's Agricultural Novels -- Virginia Richter (Bern)

Part 3: Intertextual Animals

Chapter 9: Squawks from the Intertext: Animate Reality in Medieval Literature --Carolynn Van Dyke (Lafayette)

Chapter 10: Thou, Spotted Eros: Love Poetry, Taxonomy, and the Erotics of Adamic Naming --Matthew Margini (Columbia)

Chapter 11: How We Love: Animal Affects in Eighteenth-Century Literary Culture -- Laura Brown (Cornell)

Chapter 12: The Hunting of the Hare: Anthropomorphism and the Marriage Plot in Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones -- Adela Ramos (Pacific Lutheren)

Chapter 13: `Was it Flush, or was it Pan?': Virginia Woolf, Ethel Smyth and Canine Biography -- Derek Ryan (Kent)

Part 4: Animal Figuration

Chapter 14: The Pure and the Polemical: Una's `Milkewhite Lambe' -- Karen Edwards (Exeter)

Aphra Behn's Beasts -- Jane Spencer (Exeter)

Chapter 15: Anthropomorphism, Personification, and Humanization in Wordsworth -- James P. Carson (Kenyon)

Chapter 16: Children, Animals and Corporal Punishment in Kipling's Fiction --John Miller (Sheffield)

Chapter 17: Ted Hughes's Animal Poetics Dr. Carrie Smith (Cardiff University)

About the Author

Jane Spencer is Professor of English at the University of Exeter Derek Ryan is Lecturer in Modernist Literature at the University of Kent Karen Edwards is Associate Professor in English at the University of Exeter

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