Equine Fictions

Human–Horse Relationships in Twenty-First-Century Writing Jopi Nyman ... IHorses as CoYConstructors of Knowledge in Contemporary Finnish Equestrian Culture. ... âNrobonja, Ante, Ivica Kontośić, Jurica Bačič, Equine Fictions 157.

Author: Jopi Nyman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527533219


Page: 174

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This innovative volume approaches the intriguing relationship between humans and horses in 21st-century Anglophone fiction and autobiography from the perspectives of affect and politics. It addresses the strong emotional power attached to the human-horse bond, and contextualizes horse narratives within debates concerning identity and its politics. The in-depth analysis deals with topics such as the intertwinement of humans and animals, healing, mourning, and nostalgia in horse narratives, and the formation of gendered and national identities. The volume pays particular attention to life writing by Susan Richards, Rupert Isaacson, and Buck Brannaman, fiction by Gillian Mears and Jane Smiley, and Follyfoot fanfiction. Because of its focus on narratives telling of today’s human-horse encounters and its explicit attention to diverse textual forms, this book represents a unique contribution to the study of human-horse encounters in contemporary writing, and will be of particular use to scholars working in human-animal studies, Anglophone literature, and American studies.

Victorian Fiction and the Cult of the Horse

®civilized ̄. approach to handling horses voices concern over the purported coarseness and cruelty of the horse-handling classes, who were often suspected of spoiling valuable equine property, for as another critic determines, ...

Author: Gina M. Dorré

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351875899

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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The horse was essential to the workings of Victorian society, and its representations, which are vast, ranging, and often contradictory, comprise a vibrant cult of the horse. Examining the representational, emblematic, and rhetorical uses of horses in a diversity of nineteenth-century texts, Gina M. Dorré shows how discourses about horses reveal and negotiate anxieties related to industrialism and technology, constructions of gender and sexuality, ruptures in the social fabric caused by class conflict and mobility, and changes occasioned by national "progress" and imperial expansion. She argues that as a cultural object, the horse functions as a repository of desire and despair in a society rocked by astonishing social, economic, and technological shifts. While representations of horses abound in Victorian fiction, Gina M. Dorré's study focuses on those novels by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Braddon, Anna Sewell, and George Moore that engage with the most impassioned controversies concerning horses and horse-care, such as the introduction of the steam engine, popular new methods of horse-taming, debates over the tight-reining of horses, and the moral furor surrounding gambling at the race track. Her book establishes the centrality of the horse as a Victorian cultural icon and explores how through it, dominant ideologies of gender and class are created, promoted, and disrupted.

Animal Stories

... positive body images, and other defenses against sexual assaults, The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories (2002)—an anthology of pulp fictions published from the 1950 to the 1980s—illustrates how equine fictions tell a different story ...

Author: Susan McHugh

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816670321

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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How cross-species companionship is figured across a variety of media--and why it matters.

Transport in British Fiction

When focusing on horse cabs, Victorian fiction and literary criticism of it usually centre upon human rather than equine aspects of transportation.7 By contrast, Black Beauty's concern is with the perspective and experiences of a horse ...

Author: A. Gavin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137499042

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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Transport in British Fiction is the first essay collection devoted to transport and its various types horse, train, tram, cab, omnibus, bicycle, ship, car, air and space as represented in British fiction across a century of unprecedented technological change that was as destabilizing as it was progressive.

Palimpsests in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature and Culture

ary imaginings and representations (by means of fiction and “creative nonfiction”) of cityscapes offer different (to ... Fiction (2009), Displacement, Memory, and Travel in Contemporary Migrant Writing (2017), and Equine Fictions: ...

Author: Yiorgos D. Kalogeras

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030645861

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

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This volume explores ways in which the literary trope of the palimpsest can be applied to ethnic and postcolonial literary and cultural studies. Based on contemporary theories of the palimpsest, the innovative chapters reveal hidden histories and uncover relationships across disciplines and seemingly unconnected texts. The contributors focus on diverse forms of the palimpsest: the incarceration of Native Americans in military forts and their response to the elimination of their cultures; mnemonic novels that rework the politics and poetics of the Black Atlantic; the urban palimpsests of Rio de Janeiro, Marseille, Johannesburg, and Los Angeles that reveal layers of humanity with disparities in origin, class, religion, and chronology; and the palimpsestic configurations of mythologies and religions that resist strict cultural distinctions and argue against cultural relativism.

Mobile Identities

... is “The Politics of Representation of Race, Gender and Ethnicity in (Post-) 9/11 Prose Fiction: Ten Case Studies. ... and Travel Contemporary Migrant Writing (Brill, 2017), and Equine Fictions (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019).

Author: Kamal Sbiri

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527562394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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Mobility has become one of the most exciting factors shaping our transnational and transcultural world today. However, the variety of approaches and stimulating debates it has engendered in geopolitics and sociology make it challenging for literary and cultural critics to establish solid approaches and own vocabularies. Through a variety of case studies written by international contributors, this volume addresses emerging topics by using the tools of border studies, postcolonial discourse, and globalization theory. The multiple perspectives provided here emphasize the interaction between migrants and hosts as material, discursive, and historical. The chapters in this volume view identities as mobile and in constant flux, constructed and reconstructed repeatedly in historical and cultural encounters with several others. As a result of this dynamic, established stereotypes and images are challenged and revised in the analyses here. The book concludes that cultural identities are increasingly visible as results of large-scale global mobility. In so doing, it challenges views that address ethnicity as an unambiguous category and reveals that the making of such identities is contradictory and even conflicting.

Nonhuman Agencies in the Twenty First Century Anglophone Novel

His recent volumes include the monographs Equine Fictions (2019); Displacement, Memory, and Travel in Contemporary Migrant Writing (2017); and the co-edited anthologies Mobile Narratives: Travel, Migration, ...

Author: Yvonne Liebermann

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030794422

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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This book offers an overview on the growing field of nonhuman studies in relation to Anglophone novels. It illuminates the variety of nonhuman actors that take centre stage in the twenty-first-century novel and the formal changes that the Anthropocene, the digital turn, the animal rights movement, and research into plant consciousness have brought to the novel as a form. The book is divided into four sections, each focusing on a different aspect of twenty-first-century literature that engages with the nonhuman. The collection investigates how the environmental changes and the increasing use of AI technologies have fostered the flourishing of genres like the New Weird, Climate Fiction, and speculative fiction, how it makes us embrace new perceptions of life in relation to genetic engineering, and how it forces us to engage with newly emerging political contexts.

The New Woman in Fiction and Fact

Gail Cunningham maintains, in her discussion of literary equine sexual symbolism, that 'cars were annexed at the outset by men as requiring mechanical expertise and carrying phallic associations, and there is nothing remotely erotic ...

Author: A. Richardson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349656035

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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A cultural icon of the fin de siècle , the New Woman was not one figure, but several. In the guise of a bicycling, cigarette-smoking Amazon, the New Woman romped through the pages of Punch and popular fiction; as a neurasthenic victim of social oppression, she suffered in the pages of New Woman novels such as Sarah Grand's hugely successful The Heavenly Twins . The New Woman in Fiction and Fact marks a radically new departure in nineteenth-century scholarship to explore the polyvocal nature of the late Victorian debates around gender, motherhood, class, race and imperialism which converged in the name of the New Woman.

The Salon of 1890

Detaille has not limited himself to the execution of an equestrian portrait . ... By the powerful reality of such portraiture , he does not belong to the equine fictions of the Spanish masters any more than to those of the French ...

Author: Armand Dayot


ISBN: NYPL:33433078665969

Category: Painting

Page: 104

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Animals in the Fiction of Cormac McCarthy

decoration unites the warrior human with the warrior equine, and the bond is one that will exist in the afterlife. A Comanche warrior and his warrior pony will live and wage war, in life and in death, and the Indian warrior is ...

Author: Wallis R. Sanborn, III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786423804

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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"The first chapter here examines animal presentations in The Stonemason, The Gardener's Son and two short stories, "Bounty" and "The Dark Waters." The following eight chapters focus on one text, one type of animal--feline, swine, bovine, bird and bat, canine, equine, lupine, and hound-and one particular thesis"--Provided by publisher.