Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature

Other Animals in Twenty-First Century Fiction

Authors: Parry, Catherine

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  • Presents a convincing and overdue introduction to the “animal turn” in 21st century literature and literary criticism
    Demonstrates that behind what were earlier thought to be only anthropomorphic figural and fabular animal figures serving as stand-ins for the human is “a living, animate creature” that is demonstrably and accurately a nonhuman animal 
    Offers exciting readings of contemporary novels

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This book is about ordinary animals and how they are imagined in twenty-first century fiction. Examining contemporary animal representations and the fraught and potent distinctions humans fashion between themselves and all other animals, it asks how a range of novels make, re-make or un-make traditional conceptions of the creatures we love, admire, eat, vilify and abuse. Other Animals’ detailed readings of horses, an animalised human, a donkey, ants, chickens and chimpanzees develop new critical practices in Literary Animal Studies. They explore the connections between fictional animal representation, narrative form, ethics, and the lives and warm bodies of the real-world creatures that precede and exceed our imagination. Human-animal relationships are conditioned by our imaginative shapings of other animals, and by our sense of distinction from them, and Other Animals opens out how fictional animal forms and tropes respond to, participate in, or challenge the ways animals’ lives are lived out in consequence of human imaginings of them.

About the authors

Dr Catherine Parry completed her Ph.D on animals in twenty-first century fiction at the University of Lincoln, UK. She is an Associate Lecturer at the same institution. Research interests include literary animal studies, ecocriticism and narrative theory. Published work includes chapters on literature and rurality, and the fiction of Adam Roberts.

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“The book represents a long overdue and authoritative introduction to the “animal turn” in 21st century literature and, perhaps even more essential, in literary criticism.” (Marion Copeland, Independent Scholar, The Center for Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, USA)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Other Animals in Twenty-First Century Fiction
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55932-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55932-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55931-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85782-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 245
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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