Animal studies and the eighteenth century: The nature of the beast

  title={Animal studies and the eighteenth century: The nature of the beast},
  author={Lucinda Cole},
  journal={Literature Compass},
  • Lucinda Cole
  • Published 1 June 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Literature Compass
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Retrospectives: Unconventional paths

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    The British Journal for the History of Science
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Human, All Too Human: “Animal Studies” and the Humanities

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  • Art
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Trying to give an overview of the burgeoning area known as animal studies is, if you'll permit me the expression, a bit like herding cats. My recourse to that analogy is meant to suggest that “the

Monstrous Perfectibility: Ape-Human Transformations in Hobbes, Bulwer, Tyson

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  • M. Lundblad
  • Art
    PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
  • 2009
When Jack London's human characters interact with dogs and wolves in texts such as the call of the wild (1903) and White Fang (1906), erotic fireworks often light up the wild. The love between the

Rational Elephants or Hominoid Apes: Which is Early Modern?

This perspective on the term "early modern" as it is used in literary studies is based on two assumptions. The first one is that the term strongly privileges modernity, either by pointing forward