Novel Creatures: Animal Life and the New Millennium

1st Edition

Hilary Thompson

Published April 30, 2018
Reference - 164 Pages
ISBN 9780815356899 - CAT# K346681
Series: Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

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Novel Creatures takes a close look at the expanding interest in animals in modern times and argues that the novels of this period reveal a dramatic shift in conceptions of "creatureliness." Scholars have turned to the term "creaturely" recently to describe shared aspects of human and animal experience, thus moving beyond work that primarily attends to distinctions between the human and the animal. Carrying forward this recent scholarship, Novel Creatures argues that creatureliness has been an intensely millennial preoccupation, but in two contrasting forms—one leading up to the turn of the millennium, and the other appearing after the tragic events of 9/11.

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