Victorian animal dreams : representations of animals in Victorian literature and culture

edited by Deborah Denenholz Morse, Martin A. Danahay

The Victorian period witnessed the beginning of a debate on the status of animals that continues today. This volume explicitly acknowledges the way twenty-first-century deliberations about animal rights and the fact of past and prospective animal extinction haunt the discussion of the Victorians' obsession with animals. Combining close attention to historical detail with a sophisticated analytical framework, the contributors examine the various forms of human dominion over animals, including imaginative possession of animals in the realms of fiction, performance, and the visual arts, as well as physical control as manifest in hunting, killing, vivisection, and zookeeping. The diverse range of topics, analyzed from a contemporary perspective, makes the volume a significant contribution to Victorian studies. The conclusion by Harriet Ritvo, the preeminent authority in the field of Victorian/animal studies, provides valuable insight into the burgeoning field of animal studies and points toward future studies of animals in the Victorian period.

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  • General editor's preface
  • Introduction, Deborah Denenholz Morse and Martin Danahay. Part I Science and Sentiment: Animal angst: Victorians memorialize their pets, Teresa Mangum
  • Victorian Beetlemania, Cannon Schmitt
  • Killing elephants: pathos and prestige in the 19th century, Nigel Rothfels
  • Designs after nature: evolutionary fashions of the 1860s, Susan David Bernstein
  • Dying like a dog in Great Expectations, Ivan Kreilkamp. Part II Sex and Violence: Nature red in hoof and paw: domestic animals and violence in Victorian culture, Martin Danahay
  • 'The crossing o' breeds' in The Mill on the Floss, Mary Jean Corbett
  • Horses and social/sexual dominance, Elsie B. Michie
  • Pacific harvests: whales and albatrosses in 19th-century markets, Anca Vlasopolos. Part III Sin and Bestiality: William and Mary, 'the mark of the beast': animals as sites of imperial encounter from Wuthering Heights to Green Mansions, Deborah Denenholz Morse
  • 'A very spirited and rampacious animal': beastly criminals and criminal beasts, Grace Moore
  • The sin of sloths: the mylodon as a palaeontological parable in Victorian culture, Alan Rauch
  • Tiger tales, Heather Schell
  • The empire bites back: the racialized crocodile in the 19th century, Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Lisa Surridge
  • Afterword, Harriet Ritvo
  • Index.

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書名 Victorian animal dreams : representations of animals in Victorian literature and culture
著作者等 Danahay, Martin A.
Morse, Deborah Denenholz
シリーズ名 Nineteenth century series
出版元 Ashgate
刊行年月 c2007
版表示 illustrated ed
ページ数 xvi, 281 p., [24] p. of plates
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780754655114
NCID BB02643079
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス