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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


Always-Already Meat: The Human–Animal Boundary and Ethics

in Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312342.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores texts that define the human–animal boundary and the practices it supports, focusing on the consumption of animals as one of the demarcations of the human–animal interaction. It ... More


Introduction: Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and Human–Animal Studies

in Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312342.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the many ways in which animals are present in science fiction literature. It reviews a variety of science fiction texts with animal themes, comparing and contrasting ways in which ... More


‘What beast was't then’: Stretching the Boundaries in Macbeth

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/9780199567645.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

An initial charting of the field, the first chapter centres on Macbeth, a play that probes into what ‘may become a man’ across a precariously permeable line of species distinction and compellingly ... More


Existing for Their Own Reasons: Animal Aliens

in Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312342.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter evaluates the representations of animal aliens in science fiction texts, and explores the ways in which animal aliens in science fiction can be used to reinforce the human–animal ... More


Conclusion ‘Other Fashionings of Life’: Science Fiction, Human–Animal Studies and the Future of Subjectivity

in Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312342.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This conclusion argues that a close examination of animals in science fiction offers promising ways in which human subjectivity can be reconceptualised. The presence of animals in science fiction ... More


Sapien Orientalism: Animals, Colonialism, Science Fiction,

in Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312342.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the parallels between the human–animal boundary and the discourse of colonialism. It discusses science fiction texts that describe animals exploited by human culture, including ... More


The Modern Epimetheus: Animals and/as Technology

in Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312342.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the relationship between animals and technology in the emergent culture of science. It describes man-made animals that are prominent in science fiction and examines the ... More


‘The Female Is Somewhat Duller’: Gender and Animals1

in Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312342.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the relationship between animals and human categories of gender, reflecting on the various ways in which discourses about gender and discourses about animality intersect, ... More


Fur girls and wolf women: fur, hair and subversive female lycanthropy

Jazmina Cininas

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Humanity has long had an ambivalent relationship with fur and hair, reflecting the contested boundary of the human and nonhuman worlds. This ambivalence becomes amplified further still when ‘fur’ is ... More


The rage of Caliban: Dorian Gray and the Gothic body

Andreas Höfele

in Gothic Renaissance: A reassessment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088636
eISBN:
9781781706893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088636.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Andreas Höfele examines the ‘monstrous legacy of a Renaissance construe[d] as irrepressibly Gothic and ominously modern’ in a reading of Shakespeare’s The Tempest through Oscar Wilde’s late ... More


Coda: Human, Animal, and Matthew Barney

Ron Broglio

in Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672967
eISBN:
9781452947334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672967.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This concluding chapter focuses on Matthew Barney’s film Drawing Restraint 9. It considers how lifting the restraints of language, gesture, and ritual set in motion a transformation of human-animal ... More


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