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The animal claim : sensibility and the creaturely voice

Author: Tobias Menely
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the 18th century, some of the most popular British poetry showed a responsiveness to animals that anticipated the later language of animal rights. Such poems were widely cited in later years by legislators advocating animal welfare laws like Martin's Act of 1822, which provided protections for livestock. In 'The Animal Claim', Tobias Menely links the poetics of sensibility with Enlightenment political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Menely, Tobias.
Animal claim
(DLC) 2014023743
(OCoLC)881592361
Named Person: David Hume
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tobias Menely
ISBN: 9780226239422 022623942X
OCLC Number: 904398367
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 267 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
1. The significant voice : address and the animal sign --
2. Creaturely origins : Enlightenment naturalism and the animal voice --
3. The addressive animal : the Augustans and "tyrant custom" --
4. Creaturely advocacy : poetic vocation in the age of sensibility --
5. Sensibilities into statutes : animal rights and the afterlife of sensibility --
Afterword : The law and the factory.
Responsibility: Tobias Menely.

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Placing sensibility in dialogue with classical and early-modern antecedents as well as contemporary animal studies, this book uncovers crucial connections between eighteenth-century poetry; theories  Read more...

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