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‘A Cat on a Post’: Animal Events in Seventeenth-century Writing

Susan Wiseman

in Renaissance Transformations: The Making of English Writing 1500-1650

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638734
eISBN:
9780748651573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines a different Renaissance imaginative sense of embodiment, which is how the soul inhabits the body. It looks at how the sense of transformation in sacramental processes was ... More


Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines

Susan McHugh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670321
eISBN:
9781452947297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginning with a historical account of why animal stories pose endemic critical challenges to literary and cultural theory, this book argues that key creative developments in narrative form became ... More


The Buddhist Understanding of Other Animals

Paul Waldau

in The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145717
eISBN:
9780199834792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145712.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Examining the common view that Buddhism is sensitive to nonhuman animals, this chapter concludes that the tradition has an ambivalent view of existence as a nonhuman animal, and that early Buddhists ... More


The Difference That Dogs Make

Stephen H. Webb

in On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of Compassion for Animals

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152296
eISBN:
9780199849178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152296.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that that the language of mutual giving is a form of communication we develop with some animals that allows both parties to maintain their own identities. This discourse lets us ... More


The Mystical Life of Animals: Investigations of a Vegetarian

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the possibility that Kafka’s abstention from meat and empathy for animals may have generated his large repertoire of narratives written from a mammal, rodent or insects’ points ... More


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