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Lesser Living Creatures of the Renaissance : Volume 2, Concepts

Lesser Living Creatures of the Renaissance : Volume 2, Concepts / ed. by Joseph Campana, Keith Botelho.
University Park, PA : Penn State University Press, [2023]
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Lesser Living Creatures examines literary and cultural texts from early modern England in order to understand how people in that era thought about--and with--insect and arachnid life. The conversations in this two-volume set address the collaborative, multigenerational research that produced early modern natural history and provide new insights into the old question of what it means to be human in a world populated by beasts large and small.Volume 2, Concepts, explores ideas that cut across species, insect and otherwise, both building on and invigorating critical vocabularies developed over nearly two decades of early modern animal studies. The contributors explore topics such as the medical and culinary consumption of insects; extermination campaigns; the auditory and emotive effects of a swarm; insects and politics; and notions of infestation, stinging, and creeping. Throughout, they illuminate how early modern science and literature worked as intersecting systems of knowledge production about the natural world and show definitively how insect life was, and remains, intimately entangled with human life.In addition to the editors, contributors to this volume include Lucinda Cole, Frances E. Dolan, Lowell Duckert, Andrew Fleck, Rebecca Laroche, Jennifer Munroe, Amy L. Tigner, Jessica Lynn Wolfe, Derek Woods, and Julian Yates.
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Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures
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Introduction Concepts
1 Sting Stinging like a Bee in Early Modern England
2 Scale Lesser Living in the Renaissance
3 Pest Environmental Justice and the (Early Modern) Rhetoric of Pest Control
4 Infestation Out of Africa: Locust Infestation, Universal History, and the Early Modern Th eological Imaginary
5 Habitat and Politics "Regardles of his gouernaunce": Exploring Human Sovereignty and Political Formation in Early Modern Insect Habitats
6 Consume Consuming Insects
7 Decompose Worm Work
8 Locomotion Creeping and Crawling
9 Communication Tettix
10 Swarm Song of the Swarm
11 Illumination "Living Lamps"
Epilogue Concepts
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