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Beastly spaces: geomorphism in the literary depiction of animals

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In 2010, Simon Estok observed that, "the most immediate question ecocriticism can ask is about how our assumptions about animals affect the natural environment". In this thesis, I respond to this challenge by generating a sustained conversation between the hitherto surprisingly distinct fields of animal studies and ecocriticism. I do this by formulating a new critical concept, that of the geomorphic animal, which I use to show how literary representations of animals often expose the many c...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Keble College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Christ Church
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
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Examiner
Department:
Department of English, University of Liverpool
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Examiner
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2018-04-17

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