This book addresses the question of animal rights in the context of literary criticism. Working from a committed position, it asks the question, 'What would literary studies look like if we took animal rights seriously?' It offers critical surveys of the main themes in the history of animal rights and some of the more important contemporary positions together with readings of a wide range of literary texts from classical antiquity to the present day.
animals antiquity Classical antiquity English literature history history of literature literary criticism literary studies literature politics present transformation
About the authors
JOHN SIMONS is Head of the School of Humanities and Arts at Edge Hill College of Higher Education. Professor Simons has published extensively on literary topics ranging from the Middle English romances to the contemporary novel and has also written on the history of cricket, the social significance of vegetarianism and the recent war in Kosovo.
Book TitleAnimal Rights and the Politics of Literary Representation
Copyright InformationPalgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited2002