“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ted Geier on Nonhumans

Ted, that's a great dissertation project you got there! Looking forward to being part of it.

One thing I like a lot is the project's scope. People focus too much on a short timespan when it comes to literary study. And if you're coordinating reading literature with something like studying consumption and law, you really do need a longer view.

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