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Compassion, Commodification, and The Lives of Animals: J. M. Coetzee’s Recent Fiction

Allison Carruth

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the ethics of animal domestication and commodification in the novels of South African writer J. M. Coetzee, with particular reference to the human treatment of animals within ... More


The Novelist, the Lecturer, and the Limits of Persuasion: J. M. Coetzee and Elizabeth Costello on the Lives of Animals and Men

Michael Bell

in Open Secrets: Literature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J. M. Coetzee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208098
eISBN:
9780191709227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208098.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

J. M. Coetzee is perhaps the author who most exemplifies at the turn of the century the nature of literary authority; a power and a predicament he has repeatedly thematised while refusing to ... More


‘Going to the Dogs’: ‘Humanity’ in J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace, The Lives of Animals and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

in Cultured Violence: Narrative, Social Suffering, and Engendering Human Rights in Contemporary South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312137
eISBN:
9781846315244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315244.003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1986, J. M. Coetzee declared that South Africa's transition from the apartheid rule to democratic government in 1994 presented an opportunity to restore humanity in society, yet in his first ... More


Lectures on Ethics: Wittgenstein and Kafka

Yi-Ping Ong

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Establishing the affinities between Wittgenstein’s “A Lecture on Ethics” and Kafka’s fictional lecture on ethics, “A Report for an Academy,” Ong examines the ethical dimensions of the their ... More


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