The Aesthetics of Care: On the Literary Treatment of Animals

The Aesthetics of Care: On the Literary Treatment of Animals

by Josephine Donovan

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ISBN-13: 9781501317200
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/02/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Josephine Donovan is Professor Emerita of English at the University of Maine, USA. She is the author or editor of 13 books, including Women and the Rise of the Novel, 1405-1726 (2d. rev. ed., 2013), which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, After the Fall (1989), and The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics (2007, co-edited with Carol J. Adams). Her groundbreaking Feminist Theory (first published, 1985; fourth edition, 2012), which was also named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title and described as “the classic survey and analysis of the roots and development of feminist theory,” has been translated into Chinese, Turkish, and Japanese.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. The Aesthetics of Modernity
2. Willa Cather's Aesthetic Transitions
3. The Aesthetics of Care
4. Animal Ethics and Literary Criticism
5. Tolstoy's Animals
6. Local-Color Animals
7. Coetzee's Animals
8. Metaphysical Meat: “Becoming Men” and Animal Sacrifice
9. The Transgressive Sublime, Katharsis, and Animal Sacrifice
10. Caring to Hear, Caring to See: Art as Emergence
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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