© 2002

Animal Rights and the Politics of Literary Representation

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. John Simons
    Pages 1-12
  3. John Simons
    Pages 13-37
  4. John Simons
    Pages 38-60
  5. John Simons
    Pages 61-84
  6. John Simons
    Pages 85-115
  7. John Simons
    Pages 116-139
  8. John Simons
    Pages 140-172
  9. John Simons
    Pages 173-192
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 193-218

About this book


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.

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