Prof. Anne Milne has co-edited a new book which considers the place of birds as represented in the fiction and nonfiction of the 18th century. The articles in this fascinating collection represent a variety of critical perspectives (from class to race to ecocritism), and explore a wide range of contexts in which birds have cultural meaning, including within colonial endeavors, the work of naturalists, the claims of ethnographers, and the literary productions of major authors from John Gay to Charlotte Smith. And of course, there are the birds themselves: partridges, pullets, parrots, penguins, passenger pigeons, and plenty of other bird species!
Read more about Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reason, Emotion, and Ornithology 1700-1840 at the publisher's site: https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783030327910
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