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Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature

Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture

Towards a Vegan Theory

Editors: Quinn, Emelia, Westwood, Benjamin (Eds.)

  • Features original, groundbreaking essays from a wide range of expert scholars, such as Laura Wright and Bob McKay
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to veganism from film, religious, philosophy, and other studies
  • Asks questions about what it means to be a vegan in traditional subject areas 
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About this book

This collection explores what the social and philosophical aspects of veganism offer to critical theory. Bringing together leading and emerging scholars working in animal studies and critical animal studies, Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture shows how the experience of being vegan, and the conditions of thought fostered by veganism, pose new questions for work across multiple disciplines. Offering accounts of veganism which move beyond contemporary conceptualizations of it as a faddish dietary preference or set of proscriptions, it explores the messiness and necessary contradictions involved in thinking about or practicing a vegan way of life. By thinking through as well as about veganism, the project establishes the value of a vegan mode of reading, writing, looking, and thinking.

About the authors

Emelia Quinn is a DPhil candidate and Wolfson Foundation scholar in the Faculty of English Literature and Language at the University of Oxford, UK. Her thesis establishes a transhistorical and transnational trajectory of literary veganisms, from the early nineteenth century to the present. She has previously published in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and Society & Animals, with research interests across veganism, animal studies, and queer theory.

Benjamin Westwood is Departmental Lecturer in the Faculty of English Literature and Language at the University of Oxford, UK, and is finishing a thesis on animals and the intersections of classification and literary form in Victorian literature. He recently contributed an essay to an edited collection, Bathroom Songs: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a Poet (2017), and has an essay on “Edward Lear’s Dancing Lines” forthcoming in Essays in Criticism.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Thinking Through Veganism

    Quinn, Emelia (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Vegans in the Interregnum: The Cultural Moment of an Enmeshed Theory

    Wright, Laura

    Pages 27-54

  • Remnants: The Witness and the Animal

    Salih, Sara

    Pages 57-77

  • The Vegan Viewer in the Circum-Polar World; Or, J. H. Wheldon’s The Diana and Chase in the Arctic (1857)

    Edwards, Jason

    Pages 79-106

  • Trojan Horses

    Tyler, Tom

    Pages 107-123

Buy this book

eBook £70.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73380-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £88.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73379-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture
Book Subtitle
Towards a Vegan Theory
Editors
  • Emelia Quinn
  • Benjamin Westwood
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73380-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73380-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73379-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics