The Edinburgh companion to vegan literary studies / edited by Laura Wright and Emilia Quinn.

Edinburgh, [Scotland] : Edinburgh University Press, [2022]
vi, 376 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm.


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"Vegan literary studies has been crystallised over the past few years as a dynamic new specialism, with a transhistorical and transnational scope that both nuances and expands literary history and provides new tools and paradigms through which to approach literary analysis. Vegan studies has emerged alongside the 'animal turn' in the humanities. However, while veganism is often considered as a facet of animal studies, broadly conceived, it is also a distinct entity, an ethical delineator that for many scholars marks a complicated boundary between theoretical pursuit and lived experience. This collection of 25 essays maps and engages with that which might be termed the 'vegan turn' in literary theoretical analysis via essays that explore literature from across a range of historical periods, cultures and textual forms. It provides thematic explorations (such as veganism and race and veganism and gender) and covers a wide range of genres (from the philosophical essay to speculative fiction, and from poetry to the graphic novel, to name a few). The volume also provides an extensive annotated bibliography summarising existing work within the emergent field of vegan studies." -- Provided by publisher.
  • Introduction / Emelia Quinn and Laura Wright
  • Annotated bibliography / Emelia Quinn and Laura Wright
  • Part I: Themes and theoretical perspectives: Veganism and women's writing / Carol J. Adams
  • Veganism and modernism / Catherine Brown
  • Veganism, Utopia, and science fiction / Joshua Bulleid
  • Veganism and animals / Sune Borkfelt
  • Veganism and race / Ruth Ramsden-Karelse
  • Veganism, gender, and queerness / Rasmus R. Simonsen
  • Veganism and postcolonialism / Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond
  • Veganism and the monstrous / Emelia Quinn
  • Veganism and disordered eating / Laura Wright
  • Part II: Genres and forms. Prose / Amy-Leigh Gray and Dana Medoro
  • Poetry / Stewart Cole
  • The graphic novel / Glenn Willmott
  • Adaptation / Christopher Sebastian
  • The philosophical essay / Josh Milburn The exposé / Sangamithra Iyer
  • Realism / Samantha Pergadia
  • Memoir / Armin Langer
  • Young adult fiction / Ali Ryland
  • Satire / Nicole Seymour
  • Utopian fiction / John Miller
  • Speculative fiction / Jovian Parry
  • Part III: Textual histories and contexts Ancient scripture / Lisa Kemmerer
  • Long nineteenth century ephemera / James Gregory
  • Society writings / Corey Wrenn
  • Modern literary production / Martin Rowe.
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Vegan literary studies
  • 1474493319 (hardcover)
  • 9781474493314 (hardcover)
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