Critical Lit Theories

This section is going to solely be my literary publications about animal studies.  This is the topic of my PhD and may be boring for the wrong audience.  Feel free to take a look at my journey through Animal Studies in Literature and please share any sources or links you also find fascinating!

T.S. Eliot

Investigates Eliot’s use of animals in The Wasteland and Four Quartets

Percy Shelley

The only vegetarian author on this list.  This presentation is a shorter version of a larger paper I wrote about Shelley’s poem “Mask of Anarchy” and how his vegetarian ideals are hidden throughout the poem.

Hemingway, Eliot, and Woolf

This is my latest presentation that focuses around very quick animal studies in Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, Eliot’s The Wasteland (if you read my longer Eliot post, than just skip this section) and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway.

Slaughter-House Five

This was the presentation that began me thinking about animals playing a larger role in literature.  This presentation from my very first NEMLA trip looks at the main character of Kurt Vonnegut’s WWII novel Slaughter-House Five and uncovers an often overlooked moment between Billy Pilgrim and a starving horse.