Texts and Resources

Texts: All texts (printed and video) for this class are available online or via pdf on your Canvas course site under the Files menu. Those online will be linked directly to your schedule page; those under password protection (for fair use) on the Canvas site are listed here:

  • The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness.
  • Davis, Diane. “Creaturely Rhetorics.” Philosophy & Rhetoric, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2011, pp. 88-94.
  • Doxtader, Erik. “Forum: Addressing Animals.” Philosophy & Rhetoric, Vol. 44, No. 1 (2011), pp. 79-80
  • Hawhee, Debra. “Toward a Bestial Rhetoric.” Philosophy & Rhetoric, Vol. 44, No. 1 (2011), pp. 81-87.
  • Kennedy, George A. “A Hoot in the Dark: The Evolution of General Rhetoric.” Philosophy & Rhetoric, Vol. 25, No. 1 (1992), pp. 1-21.
  • Marder, Michael. “What is Plant-Thinking?
  • Muckelbauer, John. “Domesticating Animal Theory.” Philosophy & Rhetoric, Vol. 44, No. 1 (2001), pp. 95-100.
  • Safina, Carl. Three selections from Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
  • Wolfe, Cary. Introduction to Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

A handful of other online resources I wish we had time for:

And just a few more print sources you might be interested in:

  • Debra Hawhee’s Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw (not yet released)
  • JM Coetzee’s Lives of Animals
  • Wolfe, Cary. 2008. “Flesh and Finitude: Thinking Animals in (Post)Humanist Philosophy.” SubStance 117 (37.3): 8-36.
  • Mark Bekoff and Jessica Pierce’s Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals.
  • Karl Steel, “How to Make a Human.” Exemplaria 20.1 (2008): 3-27)
  • Kelly Oliver, Animal Lessons.
  • Kari Weil, Thinking Animals: Why animal studies now?
  • Donna Haraway’s essay on crittercams in The Sensorium (https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/sensorium)

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