Session Title

Doggy Deux: Dogs, Dogs, Dogs! Redux

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Laura D. Gelfand

Organizer Affiliation

Utah State Univ.

Presider Name

Laura D. Gelfand

Paper Title 1

Beasts, Bestiaries, and the Bayeux Tapestry: Man's Best Friend Meets "the Animal Turn"

Presenter 1 Name

Elizabeth Pastan

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Emory Univ.

Paper Title 2

"Jagd nach der Treue," or, When Desire Met Devotion

Presenter 2 Name

Jane Carroll

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Dartmouth College

Paper Title 3

Collars of Civility: Dogs in Some Medieval Manuscript Miniatures

Presenter 3 Name

John Block Friedman

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Paper Title 4

Dog Is My Co-Pilot: Canine Companions in English Biblical Drama

Presenter 4 Name

Rob Wakeman

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Maryland

Start Date

11-5-2014 8:30 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1235

Description

This session follows on the heels on the successful session, "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs!" held at the 2013 congress. Recent critical attention to the polymorphous categories of human/non-human in medieval art, literature, and thought has focused on the monstrous, the otherworldly, and the threatening. Meanwhile, investigations into the range of practices and beliefs associated with domesticity, friendship, and family have revealed a world far more complex -- and far more familiar to us -- than previously appreciated. Dogs have four paws firmly planted at the crossroads of these two lines of inquiry. Distinctly Other in their non-human biology and their theological status, pre-modern dogs were nonetheless treasured members of the household, beloved companions, and confidantes. This panel will highlight papers that focus on any aspect of dogs, including their symbolism, breeding, appearance, affective role, economic position, and other dimensions of their interactions with their human owners and the human society in which they participated. Contributions from the perspectives of post-human theory, human-animal studies (HAS), moral equality theory and other philosophical and scientific positions are welcome, as are non-traditional modes of presentation including brief films and photo essays.

Laura D. Gelfand

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May 11th, 8:30 AM

Doggy Deux: Dogs, Dogs, Dogs! Redux

Schneider 1235

This session follows on the heels on the successful session, "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs!" held at the 2013 congress. Recent critical attention to the polymorphous categories of human/non-human in medieval art, literature, and thought has focused on the monstrous, the otherworldly, and the threatening. Meanwhile, investigations into the range of practices and beliefs associated with domesticity, friendship, and family have revealed a world far more complex -- and far more familiar to us -- than previously appreciated. Dogs have four paws firmly planted at the crossroads of these two lines of inquiry. Distinctly Other in their non-human biology and their theological status, pre-modern dogs were nonetheless treasured members of the household, beloved companions, and confidantes. This panel will highlight papers that focus on any aspect of dogs, including their symbolism, breeding, appearance, affective role, economic position, and other dimensions of their interactions with their human owners and the human society in which they participated. Contributions from the perspectives of post-human theory, human-animal studies (HAS), moral equality theory and other philosophical and scientific positions are welcome, as are non-traditional modes of presentation including brief films and photo essays.

Laura D. Gelfand