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The accommodated animal : cosmopolity in Shakespearean locales

Author: Laurie Shannon
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare used the word 'animal' only eight times in his work - which was typical for the sixteenth century, when the word was rarely used. The author reveals that the animal-human divide first  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Shannon
ISBN: 9780226924168 0226924165 9780226924175 0226924173
OCLC Number: 783150295
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 290 pages, 4 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The law's first subjects : animal stakeholders, human tyranny, and the political life of early modern genesis --
A cat may look upon a king : four-footed estate, locomotion, and the prerogative of free animals --
Poor, bare, forked : animal happiness and the zoographic critique of humanity --
Night-rule : the alternative politics of the dark; or, Empires of the nonhuman --
Hang-dog looks : from subjects at law to objects of science in animal trials.
Responsibility: Laurie Shannon.

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This big, beautiful, growling, howling book is as revelatory about language as it is about the natural history of our animal kinships: the curtailed dog, the sovereignties of motion, and the race of Read more...

 
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