Novel Creatures: Animal Life and the New Millennium (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Hilary Thompson is Assistant Professor of English at Bowdoin College, USA. She teaches and publishes on contemporary literature, particularly on questions of the animal and globalization. Her work appears most recently in the volumes The City Since 9/11: Literature, Film, Television and Creatural Fictions: Human-Animal Relationships in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Literature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367666767
ISBN-10: 0367666766
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2020
Pages: 172
Language: English
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