The Animal Claim : Sensibility and the Creaturely Voice
By: Menely, Tobias.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (276 p.).ISBN: 9780226239422.Subject(s): Animal rights -- Moral and ethical aspects | Animal rights -- Political aspects | Animals in literature | Communication -- Philosophy -- History | English poetry --18th century -- History and criticism | Human-animal relationships in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Animal Claim : Sensibility and the Creaturely VoiceDDC classification: 821.509362 | 821/.509362 LOC classification: PR555PR555.A52 M46 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Introduction; 1. The Significant Voice: Address and the Animal Sign; 2. Creaturely Origins: Enlightenment Naturalism and the Animal Voice; 3. The Addressive Animal: The Augustans and "Tyrant Custom"; 4. Creaturely Advocacy: Poetic Vocation in the Age of Sensibility; 5. Sensibilities into Statutes: Animal Rights and the Afterlife of Sensibility; Afterword: The Law and the Factory; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
During the eighteenth century, some of the most popular British poetry showed a responsiveness to animals that anticipated the later language of animal rights. Such poems were widely cited in later years by legislators advocating animal welfare laws like Martin's Act of 1822, which provided protections for livestock. In The Animal Claim, Tobias Menely links this poetics of sensibility with Enlightenment political philosophy, the rise of the humanitarian public, and the fate of sentimentality, as well as longstanding theoretical questions about voice as a medium of communication. In th
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