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Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines

Susan McHugh

Abstract

Beginning with a historical account of why animal stories pose endemic critical challenges to literary and cultural theory, this book argues that key creative developments in narrative form became inseparable from shifts in animal politics and science in the past century. The book traces representational patterns specific to modern and contemporary fictions of cross-species companionship through a variety of media—including novels, films, fine art, television shows, and digital games—to show how nothing less than the futures of all species life is at stake in narrative forms. The book’s invest ... More

Keywords: animal stories, literary theory, cultural theory, animal politics, animal forms, intersubjectivity, representational patterns, narrative forms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816670321
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670321.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan McHugh, author
Associate Professor of English at University of New England