y Social Alternatives periodical issue   assertion
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 vol. 32 no. 4 2013 of Social Alternatives est. 1977
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Animals, Fiction, Alternatives, Clare Archer-Lean , 2013 single work criticism (p. 3-5)
Literary Studies, The Animal Turn, and the Academy, Jennifer McDonell , 2013 single work

‘The rapidly growing field of human-animal studies (HAS) is a vibrant, varied domain of methodological convergences and divergences, united by a shared concern with studying the complex entanglement of human and animal lives. To think seriously about animals on their own terms is to begin to question the co-construction of the categories of the human and the animal that underpins human the animal that underpins human exceptionalism. Unpicking the human/animal binary, however, is no simple matter: not only is this construction unstable but as prisoners of human language we also have a tendency to reinstate it even as we think we challenge it. This paper will provide an analysis of significant developments and preoccupations in the field of literary HAS. Some of the most vexing questions within this area will be contextualised by way of reference to the Bandit and Michael Vick cases in the US and J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace, in particular scenes depicting David Laurie’s encounter with unwanted dogs at an animal shelter.’ (Publication abstract)

(p. 6-14)
Hunting Animals in JM Coetzee's Dusklands and Waiting for the Barbarians, Paul Williams , 2013 single work criticism

‘J.M. Coetzee’s early novels Dusklands (1974) and Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) outline the Western imperialist project to colonise and subjugate ‘other’ people, animals and the environment. The masculine colonising subject (in Cartesian terms, res inextensa) has separated itself from the world (res extensa) and seeks to conquer and subjugate in order to subsume it. Dusklands comprises two narratives: one, that of Jacobus Coetzee who hunts human and nonhuman animals and leaves a destructive trail behind him as he blazes a frontier in 1800s South Africa; and two, Eugene Dawn, an American mythographer, who advocates his ‘Vietnam Project’ to win the US war in Vietnam in the early 1970s by defoliating the environment and hunting the Vietcong ‘like animals’. In Waiting for the Barbarians, Colonel Joll deals with the Barbarian ‘threat’ to his Empire by similarly destroying the environment, hunting barbarians, and torturing woman and children. Each character is locked into a Cartesian ‘self’ consciousness that cannot interact with the ‘other’ (female, nonhuman animal, ‘indigenous’) except through violence and destruction. Hunting is a manifestation of this disease and the protagonists make no distinction between human, animal or vegetable in their path of destruction in the name of colonial expansion.' (Publication abstract)

(p. 15-20)
Banded Ploveri"This is my pyrography and as much of it as I can process", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 20)
Animals and the Question of Literature, Isobel Karremann , 2013 single work criticism
'This essay considers the social function of literature in the light of the current debate on animal rights. It argues that not only is this debate conducted the realm of literary texts, it is a debate that raises important questions about the value of uses of fiction. While this question is arguably as old as literature itself, and whiles there can obviously be no single answer, the debates and definitions it engenders at any given moment may be taken as symptomatic of a society’s ethical and political condition. One particularly virulent issue today seems to be that of human-animal relations, at least judging by the number of novels and essayistic works published recently that deal with this topic.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 21-27)
Bush Thanatosi"Paint a colourfield", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 27)
Frog Declarativei"near the northernmost tip of their 'range',", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 27)
Graphology Heuistics 75i"two birds I can't identify are sorting seeds on the rough earth", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 33)
Scherzo for the Maker of Spectaclesi"Garden rooms in autumn have entrances", Dugald Williamson , 2013 single work poetry (p. 45)
Ruminant : A Doxology from Geraldton to England to Cretei"Sheba, milk-making, led the younger goats", 2013 single work poetry (p. 46)
Fossils, Gary Crew , 2013 single work short story (p. 47-49)
Graphology Heuristics 80 : Open Door Policyi"The young ram", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 49)
Graphology Heuristics 77i"So the intense airbourne whistling,", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 49)
Graphology Heuristics 83 : Death by Identificationi"Night parrots worked hard not to be found", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 49)
Graphology Heuristics 69i"The rasp and whistle", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 50)
Haikui"Ledges dry, far rain", Dugald Williamson , 2013 single work poetry (p. 50)
Pier Pugi"The pier pug skitters along", John Kinsella , 2013 single work poetry (p. 50)
[Untitled], Ginna Brock , 2013 single work review (p. 52)

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