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The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series

Creative Compassion, Literature and Animal Welfare

Authors: Gilmour, Michael

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  • Explores a broad range of animal welfare themes in fiction 
  • Examines a number of well-loved animal characters including Black Beauty, Doctor Rat and Beautiful Joe
  • Highlights the unique contributions creative writers make toward animal welfare efforts
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This book examines animal welfare themes in fiction, and considers how authors of the last two centuries undermine dominative attitudes toward the nonhuman. Appearing alongside the emerging humane movements of the nineteenth century and beyond is a kind of storytelling sympathetic to protectionist efforts well-described as a literature of protest. Compassion-inclined tales like the Dolittle adventures by Hugh Lofting educate readers on a wide range of ethical questions, empathize with the vulnerable, and envision peaceful coexistence with other species. Memorable characters like Black Beauty and Beautiful Joe, Ivan the gorilla and Louis the trumpeter swan, Hazel and Cheeta, Mr. Bultitude and Doctor Rat do not merely amuse. They are voices from the margins who speak with moral urgency to those with ears to hear. This broad survey of ethical themes in animal fiction highlights the unique contributions creative writers make toward animal welfare efforts.


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Michael J. Gilmour is Associate Professor of English and biblical literature at Providence University College, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the author of Eden’s Other Residents: The Bible and Animals and Animals in the Writings of C. S. Lewis.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creative Compassion, Literature and Animal Welfare
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55430-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55430-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55429-3
Series ISSN
2634-6672
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 254
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