By Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Borbála Faragó
Animals in Irish Literature and tradition spans the early glossy interval to the current, exploring colonial, post-colonial, and globalized manifestations of eire as kingdom and nation in addition to the human animal and non-human animal migrations that problem numerous literal and cultural borders.
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42 Thus, the hunt maintained the social order by offering the paltry identity of ‘not-animal’, a bargain that included in the fine print a relative demoting depending on class and ethnic proximity to the animal, as we witness in the ‘black-muzzles’ of the lowly farmers. Kathryn Kirkpatrick 35 For Philippa of our present story, the bargain is struck through comic elisions that allow her both to lead the hunt and forgo responsibility for the killing. ’ begins the chase. Playing the comic novice on her New Woman’s bicycle, she never actually rides a horse in this hunt; rather she cycles and bounds.
See Kelly, Sport, 170. A writer in the Freeman’s Journal in June 1764 describes the differences between bull-baiting practices in England and Ireland, noting both the excessive violence and long duration of the Irish practice. See Kelly, Sport, 222–3. These differences may indicate the specific standpoint of the visitor, and the period of observation, rather than the severity of the violence, however. For contemporary comments on the English context, see Von Uffenbach (1934) London in 1710: From the Travels of Zacharias Conrad Von Uffenbach (London: Faber and Faber), 59.
D. Landry (2001) The Invention of the Countryside: Hunting, Walking, and Ecology in English Literature, 1671–1831 (Basingstoke: Palgrave), 35. 5. Quoted in Erica Fudge (2006) Brutal Reasoning: Animals, Rationality, and Humanity in Early Modern England (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press), 111. 24 Animals in Irish Literature and Culture 6. C. Wolfe (2003) Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory (Chicago: U of Chicago Press), 1. 7. P. Heymans (2012) Animality in British Romanticism: the Aesthetics of Species (London: Routledge), 1.
Animals in Irish Literature and Culture by Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Borbála Faragó