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Title Animals and their children in Victorian culture / edited by Brenda Ayres and Sarah E. Maier
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (279 pages)
Series Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture Ser
Perspectives on the non-human in literature and culture
Summary Whether a secularized morality, biblical worldview, or unstated set of mores, the Victorian period can and always will be distinguished from those before and after for its pervasive sense of the "proper way" of thinking, speaking, doing, and acting. Animals in literature taught Victorian children how to be behave. If you are a postmodern posthumanist, you might argue, "But the animals in literature did not write their own accounts." Animal characters may be the creations of writers' imagination, but animals did and do exist in their own right, as did and do humans. The original essays in Animals and Their Children in Victorian explore the representation of animals in children's literature by resisting an anthropomorphized perception of them. Instead of focusing on the domestication of animals, this book analyzes how animals in literature "civilize" children, teaching them how to get along with fellow creatures--both human and nonhuman
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Dr. Brenda Ayres, once Full Professor on the graduate faculty of English, is now teaching online as Adjunct Professor for Liberty University and Southern New Hampshire University. Dr. Sarah E. Maier is Full Professor of English and Comparative Literature, as well as Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, at the University of New Brunswick
Description based upon online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed January 17, 2020)
Subject Animals in literature -- History and criticism -- 19th century
Children's literature -- History and criticism -- 19th century
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Ayres, Brenda, 1953-
Maier, Sarah E. (Sarah Elizabeth), 1968-
ISBN 1000759504