Readings

Required Books

Buy at Amazon Franklin, Sarah. Dolly Mixtures: The Remaking of Genealogy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780822339205.

Buy at Amazon Guerrini, Anita. Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Galen to Animal Rights. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780801871979.

Buy at Amazon Hearne, Vicki. Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name. New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 9781602390027.

[AE] = Buy at Amazon Ritvo, Harriet. The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989. ISBN: 9780674037076.

Sewell, Anna. Black Beauty. Norwich, England: Jarrold & Sons, 1877.

Buy at Amazon Vialles, Noelie. Animal to Edible. Translated by J. A. Underwood. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780521466721.

Wells, H. G. The Island of Doctor Moreau. New York, NY: Stone & Kimball, 1896.

Buy at Amazon Capek, Karel. War with the Newts. Translated by Ewald Osers. Highland Park, NJ: Catbird Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780945774105.

WEEK # TOPICS READINGS QUESTIONS
1 Introduction    
2 Hunting

[AE] Chapter 6

Buy at Amazon Corbett, Jim. Introduction and Chapter 1 in Man-Eaters of Kumaon. New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780195622553.

Orwell, George. "Shooting an Elephant." New Writing, Autumn 1936.

Carruthers, Jane. "Wilding the Farm or Farming the Wild? The Evolution of Scientific Game Ranching in South Africa from the 1960s to the Present." Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 63 (2008): 160-181.

Buy at Amazon Cioc, Mark. Introduction, Chapter 1, and Appendix A in The Game of Conservation: International Treaties to Protect the World’s Migratory Animals. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780821418673.

Colonial Animal Protection Laws, 1873-1902 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 2.0MB)

Map of South African National Parks

Map of European claims in Africa, 1914

Map of British India, 1909

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3 Domestication and Breeding

[AE] Chapter 1

Orlans, Barbara. "Turbo-Cows: Producing a Competitive Animal in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries."
Pemberton, Stephen. "Canine Technologies, Model Patients: The Historical Production of Hemophiliac Dogs."
In Buy at Amazon Schrepfer, Susan, and Philip Scranton. Industrializing Organisms. New York, NY: Routledge, 2003, pp. 167-213. ISBN: 9780415945486.

Buy at Amazon Coppinger, Raymond, and Lorna Coppinger. Chapter 1 in Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior, and Evolution. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780226115634.

Buy at Amazon Schwartz, Marion. "The Creation of the American Dog." Chapter 1 in A History of Dogs in the Early Americas. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780300075199.

Chapters 2 and 3 in Franklin, Dolly Mixtures.

Dolly the sheep, National Museums Scotland.

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4 Meat (Or Not)

Buy at Amazon Ritvo, Harriet. Chapter 5 in The Platypus and the Mermaid and Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780674673588.

Vialles, Animal to Edible.

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5 Pets

[AE] Chapter 2

Chapters 2-4, 8-10 in Hearne, Adam’s Task.

Buy at Amazon Lorenz, Konrad. Chapters 4, 6, and 17 in Man Meets Dog. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002. ISBN: 9780415267458.

"An Adopted Mother Goose." Life, August 22, 1955.

1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

"Are these small dogs more eco-friendly than your Lab?" Grist, August 20, 2010.

Field trip to view My Dog Tulip. Paul Fierlinger and Sandra Fierlinger. New Yorker Films, 2009.

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6 Animals, Environment, and the Columbian Exchange

Buy at Amazon Cronon, William. Chapters 2 and 5 in Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England. New York, NY: Hill and Wang, 2003. ISBN: 9780809016341.

Buy at Amazon Anderson, Virginia DeJohn. Chapter 4 in Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780195304466.

Buy at Amazon Ritvo, Harriet. "Counting Sheep in the English Lake District: Rare Breeds, Local Knowledge, and Environmental History." In Brantz, Dorothee. Beastly Natures: Animals, Humans, and the Study of History. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2010, pp. 264-279. ISBN: 9780813929477.

Buy at Amazon McNeill, John R. "Revolutionary Mosquitoes of the Atlantic World: Malaria and Independence in the United States of America." In Squatriti, Paolo. Natures Past: The Environment and Human History. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2007, pp. 145-171. ISBN: 9780472069606.

"Landscape History of Central New England." Fisher Museum Harvard Forest, 2008.

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7 Animal Exploitation and Animal Protection

[AE] Chapter 3

Sewell, Black Beauty.

Chapters 4-6, Conclusion in Guerrini, Experimenting with Humans and Animals.

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8 Animals and Infection

[AE] Chapter 4

Ritvo, Harriet. "Mad Cow Mysteries." American Scholar 67 (Spring 1998): 113-122.

Chapter 5 in Franklin, Dolly Mixtures.

Weiss, Robin A. "Animal Origins of Human Infectious Disease." Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences 356 (June 2001): 957-977.

 
9 Live Animals on Display

[AE] Chapter 5

Buy at Amazon Rothfels, Nigel. "Gardens of History." Chapter 1 in Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. ISBN: 970801889752.

Miller, Ian. "The Great Zoo Massacre." Unpublished manuscript, 2010.

Benson, Etienne. "Papparazzi in the Woods." Slate, August 14, 2008.

"Creature Comforts." Nick Park. Aardman Animations, 1989.

 
10 Dead Animals on Display

[AE] Introduction

Haraway, Donna. "Teddy Bear Patriarchy: Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden, New York City, 1908-1936." Social Text 11 (Winter 1984): 20 64.

Mountain Gorilla Diorama, American Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History, Harvard University

Field trip to Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

Animals in Museums (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

 
11 Studying Animals: Field Observation and Ethology

Buy at Amazon Goodall, Jane. Chapters 1-3 in In the Shadow of Man. Boston, MA: Mariner Books, 2010. ISBN: 9780547334165.

Buy at Amazon Hrdy, Sarah Blaffer. Chapter 1 in The Woman That Never Evolved. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780674955394.

Buy at Amazon Galdikas, Biruté. Chapters 1-4 in Reflections of Eden: My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo. Boston, MA: Back Bay Books, 1996. ISBN: 9780316301862.

Buy at Amazon Fossey, Dian. Chapters 1-3 in Gorillas in the Mist. Boston, MA: Mariner Books, 2000. ISBN: 9780618083602.

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12 Animals and Imagination

Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau.

Capek, War with the Newts.

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13 Paper Presentations    

Additional Readings

These extra readings are intended for graduate students in the course, but undergraduates are welcome to tackle them as well.

Buy at Amazon Kohler, Robert E. Chapters 2-3 in All Creatures: Naturalists, Collectors, and Biodiversity, 1850-1950. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780691125398.

Ritvo, Harriet. "Race, Breed, and Myths of Origin: Chillingham Cattle as Ancient Britons." Representations 39 (Summer 1992): 1-22.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Possessing Mother Nature: Genetic capital in Eighteenth-Century Britain." Chapter 20 in Early Modern Conceptions of Property. Edited by John Brewer and Susan Staves. New York, NY: Routledge, 1996. ISBN: 9780415153140.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Understanding Audiences and Misunderstanding Audiences: Some Publics for Science." In Science Serialized: Representation of the Sciences in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals. Edited by Geoffrey Cantor and Sally Shuttleworth. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780262033183.

Buy at Amazon Miller, Ian. "Didactic Nature: Exhibiting Nation and Empire at the Ueno Zoological Gardens." Chapter 8 in Japanimals: History and Culture in Japan’s Animal Life. Edited by Gregory M. Pflugfelder and Brett L. Walker. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2005. ISBN: 9781929280315.