Lauren Perry, recent graduate of UNM’s ALS PhD program, published a chapter in Interrogating Boundaries of the Nonhuman: Literature, Climate Change, and Environmental Crises from Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield publishers. Dr. Perry’s chapter is entitled, “Animal Texts: How Coyote America and American Wolf Embody the Literary Animal through a Cross-Disciplinary Approach.”
From the publisher: Interrogating Boundaries of the Nonhuman: Literature, Climate Change, and Environmental Crises asks whether literary works that interrogate and alter the terms of human-nonhuman relations can point to new, more sustainable ways forward. Bringing insights from the field of literary animal studies, a diverse and international group of scholars examine literary contributions to the ecological framing of human-nonhuman relationships. Collectively, the contributors to this edited collection contemplate the role of literature in the setting of environmental agendas and in determining humanity’s path forward in the company of nonhuman others.