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Romanticism and Animal Rights (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism) by David Perkins

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Literary studies: 16th to 18th centuries,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • English

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9882689M
ISBN 100521045983
ISBN 109780521045988

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The book shows how extensively English Romantic writing took up issues of what we now call animal rights. In this respect it joins the growing number of studies that seek precedents or affinities in English Romanticism for our own ecological : David Perkins.   In England in the second half of the eighteenth century an unprecedented amount of writing urged kindness to animals. This theme was carried in many genres, from sermons to encyclopedias, from scientific works to literature for children, and in the poetry of Cowper, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Clare and others. Romanticism and Animal Rights discusses the arguments writers used, . Read this book on Questia. Fellow feeling for animals, compassion, kindness, friendship, and affection are expressed in every time and place and culture, in primordial artifacts, Egyptian tombs, Homer’s description of the old dog Argos, as much as in Henry Moore’s drawings of sheep. Romanticism and Animal Rights discusses the arguments writers used, and the particular meanings of these After introductory chapters, the material is divided according to specific practices that particularly influenced feeling or aroused protest: pet keeping, hunting, baiting, working animals, eating them, and the various harms inflicted on.

The book shows how extensively English Romantic writing took up issues of what we now call animal rights. In this respect it joins the growing number of studies that seek precedents or affinities in English Romanticism for our own ecological cturer: Cambridge University Press. Get this from a library! Romanticism and animal rights. [David Perkins] -- In England in the second half of the eighteenth century an unprecedented amount of writing urged kindness to animals: from sermons and encyclopedias to the work of the great Romantic poets. Romanticism and Animal Rights - by David Perkins October Author: David Perkins.   Romanticism and Animal Rights curiously evades the implication of a heightened animal value that might arise from a strong kinship between animals and humans. Although Perkins does articulate the idea that the exploitation of animals occurs beyond the immediacy of their use (or abuse), and in the continued displacement by "whatever social group.

Books shelved as animal-rights: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, Animal Liberation by Peter Singer, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An. The way to a popular concern with animal welfare had been prepared by public appeals against human cruelty and appeals to animal rights. We can find an example of the former in William Hogarth's didactic print series the Four Stages of Cruelty, in which a boy who tortures animals ultimately comes to human murder (and subsequent execution). The book shows how extensively English Romantic writing took up issues of what we now call animal rights. In this respect it joins the grow- The categories produced by Romanticism have also been challenged by recent Romanticism and Animal Rights David Perkins Frontmatter More information. Romanticism and Animal Rights. Oerlemans, Onno // Studies in Romanticism;Fall, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p Reviews the book, "Romanticism and Animal Rights," by David Perkins. Romanticism and Animal Rights. Milne, Anne // Eighteenth Century Fiction;Summer, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p Reviews the book "Romanticism and Animal Rights," by David.