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The Resource Poetry and animals : blurring the boundaries with the human, Onno Oerlemans

Poetry and animals : blurring the boundaries with the human, Onno Oerlemans

Label
Poetry and animals : blurring the boundaries with the human
Title
Poetry and animals
Title remainder
blurring the boundaries with the human
Statement of responsibility
Onno Oerlemans
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why do poets write about animals? What can poetry do for animals and what can animals do for poetry? In some cases, poetry inscribes meaning on animals, turning them into symbols or caricatures and bringing them into the confines of human culture. It also reveals and revels in the complexity of animals. Poetry, through its great variety and its inherently experimental nature, has embraced the multifaceted nature of animals to cross, blur, and reimagine the boundaries between human and animal. In Poetry and Animals, Onno Oerlemans explores a broad range of English-language poetry about animals from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. He presents a taxonomy of kinds of animal poems, breaking down the categories and binary oppositions at the root of human thinking about animals. The book considers several different types of poetry: allegorical poems, poems about "the animal" broadly conceived, poems about species of animal, poems about individual animals or the animal as individual, and poems about hybrids and hybridity. Through careful readings of dozens of poems that reveal generous and often sympathetic approaches to recognizing and valuing animals' difference and similarity, Oerlemans demonstrates how the forms and modes of poetry can sensitize us to the moral standing of animals and give us new ways to think through the problems of the human-animal divide
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oerlemans, Onno
Dewey number
809.1/9362
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1083.A5
LC item number
O37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals in literature
  • Exempla in literature
  • Anthropomorphism in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Animal welfare in literature
  • Animals
  • Poetry, Modern
  • Poetry, Medieval
Label
Poetry and animals : blurring the boundaries with the human, Onno Oerlemans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 217-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The animal in allegory: from Chaucer to Gray -- Poems of the animal -- Poetry as field guide: the species poem -- The individual animal in poetry -- Of hybridity and the hybrid -- Coda
Control code
on1011550783
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780231159548
Lccn
2017049986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028060291
System control number
(OCoLC)1011550783
Label
Poetry and animals : blurring the boundaries with the human, Onno Oerlemans
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 217-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The animal in allegory: from Chaucer to Gray -- Poems of the animal -- Poetry as field guide: the species poem -- The individual animal in poetry -- Of hybridity and the hybrid -- Coda
Control code
on1011550783
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780231159548
Lccn
2017049986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028060291
System control number
(OCoLC)1011550783

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