Long Paddock for Southerly 69.1: Animal

Southerly 69.1 cover

Where dwells the animal in Australian thought? The vast majority of that thought goes not to consideration of the species barrier, or to matters of animal cruelty and animal rights, but to the marketing of animal products. Yet certain Australians have been at the forefront of animal rights issues in recent times – Peter Singer, J. M Coetzee, David Malouf, A. D. Hope, J. S. Harry and others.

This issue includes stimulating contributions from Dominic Hyde on Richard Sylvan and Val Plumwood, major figures in the critique of anthrocentrism; Helen Tiffin on Peter Goldsworthy; and essays by Yvonne Smith on David Malouf, Tracy Ryan on A. D. Hope, John Kinsella on John Boyle O’Reilly. And this is only to scratch the flea in our coat. There are also essays on Coetzee, essays by animal rights activists, and about the Belconnen Roos.

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Chris Danta, Coetzee’s Animal Afterlife

Teja, Identity Threat (or the terror of veganism)


Mark O’Flynn, Vespiary

John Kinsella, Variation on Rilke’s Sonnet to Orpheus, 2, 4

John Kinsella, A translation of Leconte de Lisle’s La Mort d’un Lion


Michael Crane, Navel


Saadi Nikro: Jad El Hage’s The Myrtle Tree

Yvonne Smith: ‘Beauty’s Clear, Round Eye’, David Malouf’s Ransom


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