Writing About Animals in the Age of Revolution

Writing About Animals in the Age of Revolution
Author: Jane Spencer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-06-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780192599476

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What did British people in the late eighteenth century think and feel about their relationship to nonhuman animals? This book shows how an appreciation of human-animal similarity and a literature of compassion for animals developed in the same years during which radical thinkers were first basing political demands on the concept of natural and universal human rights. Some people began to conceptualise animal rights as an extension of the rights of man and woman. But because oppressed people had to insist on their own separation from animals in order to claim the right to a full share in human privileges, the relationship between human and animal rights was fraught and complex. This book examines that relationship in chapters covering the abolition movement, early feminism, and the political reform movement. Donkeys, pigs, apes and many other literary animals became central metaphors within political discourse, fought over in the struggle for rights and freedoms; while at the same time more and more writers became interested in exploring the experiences of animals themselves. We learn how children's writers pioneered narrative techniques for representing animal subjectivity, and how the anti-cruelty campaign of the early 1800s drew on the legacy of 1790s radicalism. Coleridge, Wordsworth, Clare, Southey, Blake, Wollstonecraft, Equiano, Dorothy Kilner, Thomas Spence, Mary Hays, Ignatius Sancho, Anna Letitia Barbauld, John Oswald, John Lawrence, and Thomas Erskine are just a few of the writers considered. Along with other canonical and non-canonical writers of many disciplines, they placed nonhuman animals at the heart of British literature in the age of the French Revolution.

Writing About Animals in the Age of Revolution

Writing About Animals in the Age of Revolution
Author: Jane Spencer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-06-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780192599469

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What did British people in the late eighteenth century think and feel about their relationship to nonhuman animals? This book shows how an appreciation of human-animal similarity and a literature of compassion for animals developed in the same years during which radical thinkers were first basing political demands on the concept of natural and universal human rights. Some people began to conceptualise animal rights as an extension of the rights of man and woman. But because oppressed people had to insist on their own separation from animals in order to claim the right to a full share in human privileges, the relationship between human and animal rights was fraught and complex. This book examines that relationship in chapters covering the abolition movement, early feminism, and the political reform movement. Donkeys, pigs, apes and many other literary animals became central metaphors within political discourse, fought over in the struggle for rights and freedoms; while at the same time more and more writers became interested in exploring the experiences of animals themselves. We learn how children's writers pioneered narrative techniques for representing animal subjectivity, and how the anti-cruelty campaign of the early 1800s drew on the legacy of 1790s radicalism. Coleridge, Wordsworth, Clare, Southey, Blake, Wollstonecraft, Equiano, Dorothy Kilner, Thomas Spence, Mary Hays, Ignatius Sancho, Anna Letitia Barbauld, John Oswald, John Lawrence, and Thomas Erskine are just a few of the writers considered. Along with other canonical and non-canonical writers of many disciplines, they placed nonhuman animals at the heart of British literature in the age of the French Revolution.

Macaulay and the Enlightenment

Macaulay and the Enlightenment
Author: Nathaniel Wolloch
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2022-10-18
Genre: Authors, English
ISBN: 9781783277254

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A new intellectual biography of Thomas Babington Macaulay, showing how nineteenth-century British liberal culture retained and transformed the ideas of the Enlightenment in a rapidly changing world.

More Equal than Others

More Equal than Others
Author: Daniele Amoroso,Loris Marotti,Pierfrancesco Rossi,Andrea Spagnolo,Giovanni Zarra
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2022-11-18
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9789462655393

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This book analyses the principle of equality from three perspectives: public international law, private international law and EU law. It is the first book in English providing a comprehensive overview of this principle in these areas of law and showing the current trends and issues concerning its application. Its main goal is to understand whether and to what extent the principle of equality has been affirmed in public and private international law, as well as EU law, and what – if any – the common core of this principle is. The analysis carried out in this contributed volume starts from general analyses of the principle of equality in the areas of the law covered by the book and then discusses the principle in more specific areas, such as human rights law, international adjudication (including investment law) and the law of international organizations. The book is intended to become a benchmark for academics dealing with matters of equality in public international law, private international law and EU law. It will be a useful tool for practitioners too, the collected chapters being based on the relevant case law dealing with the principle of equality. Daniele Amoroso is Professor of International Law in the Department of Law of the University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy. Loris Marotti is Assistant Professor of International Law in the Department of Law at the Federico II University of Naples, Italy. Pierfrancesco Rossi is Postdoctoral Fellow in International Law in the Department of Law of Luiss University, Rome, Italy. Andrea Spagnolo is Professor of International Law in the Department of Law of the University of Turin, Turin, Italy. Giovanni Zarra is Professor of International Law and International Litigation in the Department of Law at the Federico II University of Naples, Italy.

Animal Farm

Animal Farm
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 8195124151

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A beautiful new edition of George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." A group of farm animals rebel against their drunken, abusive owner and set out to create a utopia of equality. Thus begins the brilliant, sharp satire of class struggle and revolution that rocked the twentieth century. George Orwell's 1945 classic is an enduring, devastating story of new tyranny replacing old, and power corrupting even the noblest of causes. This stunning new edition is the perfect gift for Orwell fans and for those striving to improve our world.

Snowball s Chance

Snowball s Chance
Author: John Reed
Publsiher: Melville House
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2012-07-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781612191263

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This unauthorized companion to George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a controversial parable about September 11th by one of fiction’s most inventive and provocative writers Written in 14 days shortly after the September 11th attacks, Snowball’s Chance is an outrageous and unauthorized companion to George Orwell’s Animal Farm, in which exiled pig Snowball returns to the farm, takes charge, and implements a new world order of untrammeled capitalism. Orwell’s “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” has morphed into the new rallying cry: “All animals are born equal—what they become is their own affair.” A brilliant political satire and literary parody, John Reed’s Snowball’s Chance caused an uproar on publication in 2002, denounced by Christopher Hitchens, and barely dodging a lawsuit from the Orwell estate. Now, a decade later, with America in wars on many fronts, readers can judge anew the visionary truth of Reed’s satirical masterpiece.

Women Writing the Nation

Women Writing the Nation
Author: Leanne Maunu
Publsiher: Associated University Presse
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0838756700

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Women Writing the Nation: National Identity, Female Community, and the British - French Connection, 1770-1820 engages in recent discussions of the development of British nationalism during the eighteenth century and Romantic period. Leanne Maunu argues that women writers looked not to their national identity, but rather to their gender to make claims about the role of women within the British nation. Discussing texts by Frances Burney, Charlotte Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft, and others in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, Maunu demonstrates that women writers of this period imagined themselves as members of a fairly stable community, even if such a community was composed of many different women with many different beliefs. They appropriated the model of collectivity posed by the nation, mimicking a national imagined community.

A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age

A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age
Author: Brigitte Resl
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2011-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781847888181

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Animals.