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‘I'll see their trial first’: Law and Disorder in Lear's Animal Kingdom

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare’s arguably most searching investigation into the nature of the human, King Lear, also offers his most varied and polysemous zoology. Older interpretations that see in the play a telos of ... More


On Becoming Human: An Introduction

Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

in Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479890040
eISBN:
9781479834556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890040.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In order to facilitate a fuller appreciation of the conceptions of ontology identified in Becoming Human, I pose three arguments that fundamentally reframe the animalization of blackness. First, I ... More


American Bestiality: Sex, Animals, and the Construction of Subjectivity

Plymouth Plantation and Abu Ghraib

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the biopolitical function of animal representations by focusing on two seemingly disparate historical and geographical moments: the criminalization of bestiality at the Plymouth ... More


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