Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM100: The Animal Mirror: Representations of Animality

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Aloi, G. 2012. ‘Deconstructing the Animal in Search of the Real’ Anthrozoos. 25.

Baker, S. 2000. The Post-modern Animal. London: Reaktion Books.

Baker,S. 2001. Picturing the beast: Animals, identity, and representation. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Bishop, R. 2004. ‘Journeys to the Urban Exotic: Embodiment and the Zoo-Going Gaze’ in Humanities Research. XI:1.

Berger, J. 1980. About Looking. London: Writers and Readers.

Brower, M. 2008. ‘A Rupture in the Field of Representation: Animals, Photography and Affect. Photography and Culture. 2:3.

Burt, J. 2002. Animals in Film. London: Reaktion Books.

Chris, C. 2006. Watching Wildlife. University of Minnesota Press.

Daston, L. & Mitman, G. 2006. Thinking with animals: new perspectives on anthropomorphism. Columbia University Press.

Derrida, J. & Wills, D. 2002. ‘The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow)’ Critical Inquiry 28, no. 2: 369-418.

Fudge, E. 2000. Animal. London: Reaktion Books.

Fuentes, A. 2006. ‘The Humanity of Animals and the Animality of Humans: A View from Biological Anthropology Inspired by J. M. Coetzee’s Elizabeth Costello’ American Anthropologist Volume 108 (1).

Haraway, D. 1991. Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. Free Association Books.

Hirschman, E.C. and Sanders, C.R. 1997. ‘Motion pictures as metaphoric consumption: How animal narratives teach us to be human’ Semiotica. 115: 1/2.

Kalof, L. and Fitzgerald, A. 2003. ‘Reading the trophy: Exploring the display of dead animals in hunting magazines’ Visual Studies. 18:2.

Kristoffersen, Siv. 2010. ‘Half beast–half man: hybrid figures in animal art’ World Archaeology. 42 (2): 261-272

Malamud, R. 1998. Reading zoos: representations of animals and captivity .New York: New York University Press.

Midgley, M. 1973. ‘The Concept of Beastliness: Philosophy, Ethics and Animal Behaviour’ Philosophy. 48: 111-135.

Quinn, M.S. 1993. ‘Corpulent Cattle and Milk Machines: Nature, Art and the Ideal Type’ Society & Animals. 1:2.

Rachels, J. 1991. Created from Animals: The Moral Implications of Darwinism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rothfels, N. Representing Animals. Indiana University Press.

Russell, C.L. and Ankenman, M.J. 1996. Orangutans as photographic collectibles: ecotourism and the commodification of nature. Tourism Recreation Research. 21(1): 71–78. 

Zammit, L.J. and Kalof, L. 2012. ‘From Animal Rights and Shock Advocacy to Kinship with Animals: Lessons from the Visual Culture of Endangered Species’ Antennae. 12