Prof Erica Fudge
7.28 LIVINGSTONE TOWER
Tel : +44 (0)141 548 3054 (Ext. 3054)
- British Animal Studies Network (Principal investigator)
- Texts and Bones: Zooarchaeological and Written Evidence of Animal Healthcare in Early Modern England (Principal investigator)
- Group for Renaissance Research Reading (Academic)
- Bridging the Gap (BTG)- British Animal Studies Lecture (Principal investigator)
- New Professor Start Up Funding (Principal investigator)
My research is in the fields of Animal Studies and Renaissance Studies. In my work on the early modern period I have written on issues as varied as meat eating, dreams, children, laughter, reason, bladder-control and animal faces. And in work on contemporary culture I have looked at a range of areas where humans interact with animals, including pet ownership, experimentation, the wearing of fur, anthropomorphic children's literature and vegetarianism. I co-edited - with Clare Palmer of Texas A&M University - a living book on Veterinary Science for the JISC-funded project Living Books About Life: http://www.livingbooksaboutlife.org/books/Veterinary_science. And in 2012 I received a small grant from the Wellcome Trust to undertake a project with the zooaarchaeologist Richard Thomas (Leicester University) on animal healthcare in the early modern period. The outcome of this project was published in History Today in December 2012.
I am the director of the British Animal Studies Network (BASN) which first ran in London from March 2007 to February 2009, funded by the AHRC and Middlesex University. BASN brings together those with an interest in human-animal relations from both within and beyond academia. BASN now runs at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow holding two meetings per year. Details can be found at www.britishanimalstudiesnetwork.org.uk.
I am on the editorial boards of the journals Society & Animals; Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion; of the online journal Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies (http://www.depauw.edu/humanimalia.html) and The Animal Studies Journal (http://ro.uow.edu.au/asj/). In recent years I have reviewed books for Society and Animals, History Today, and The American Historical Review.
I have supervised and am supervising PhD students working in both early modern and contemporary periods and would be particularly interested in working with graduates interested in PhD or MRes in animal studies and / or Renaissance literary and cultural studies.
I teach on the following courses: 2nd year core course 'Renaissance Literature'; third year options 'Sin in Renaissance Drama' and 'Order and Nature in Renaissance Writing'; fourth year 'Animals and the Writing of Modern Fiction'.
I am currently Director of Research for English, and REF Unit of Assessment Co-ordinator for English Literature and Language.
2008: Pets (Acumen Press, Stocksfield), pp.119.
2006: Brutal Reasoning: Animals, Rationality and Humanity in Early Modern England (Cornell University Press: Ithaca, NY), pp.224.
2002: Animal (Reaktion Books: London), pp.182.
2000: Perceiving Animals: Humans and Beasts in Early Modern English Culture (Macmillan/St Martin’s Press: Basingstoke/New York: paperback reprint: 2002, University of Illinois Press: Urbana and Chicago), pp.232.
2006 (with the Animal Studies Group), Killing Animals (University of Illinois Press: Champaign and Urbana), pp.215.
2004: Renaissance Beasts: Of Animals, Humans and Other Wonderful Creatures (University of Illinois Press: Urbana and Chicago), pp.246.
1999: (with Ruth Gilbert and S.J. Wiseman) At the Borders of the Human: Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Period (Macmillan/St Martins Press: Basingstoke/New York: paperback reprint, 2002, Palgrave: Basingstoke), pp.269.
2012: 'Renaissance Animal Things,' New Formations 76 (2012), 86-100
2011 ‘The Human Face of Early Modern England,’ Angelaki 16: 1, pp.97-110
2010: ‘Why It’s Easy Being a Vegetarian,’ Textual Practice 24:1, pp.149-166.
2009: ‘At the Heart of the Home: An Animal Reading of Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Heart of a Dog,’ Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies 1:1 (online at http://depauw.com/humanimalia/issue01/fudge.html)
2007: ‘The Dog, The Home and the Human, And the Ancestry of Derrida’s Cat,’ Oxford Literary Review, 29 special issue ‘Derridanimals’, pp.37-54
2005: ‘Introduction: Viewing Animals’ Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 9:2, pp.155-165.
2003: ‘Learning to Laugh: Children and being human in early modern thought’ Textual Practice 17:2, pp.277-294.
2000: ‘Introduction to Special Issue: Reading Animals’ Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 4:2, 101-113.
1999: ‘Pocohontas’s Baptism: Reformed Theology and the Paradox of Desire’ Critical Survey 11:1, pp.15-30.
Chapters in Edited Books
2012: 'Renaissance Animal Things', in Joan B. Landes, Paula Young Lee, and Paul Youngquist ed., Gorgeous Beasts: Animal Bodies in Historical Perspective (Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press), 41-56
2011: ‘Pest Friends’, in Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson ed., Uncertainty in the City (Berlin: The Green Box)
2008: ‘“The Dog is Himself”: Humans, Animals and Self-control in The Two Gentlemen of Verona,’ in How to do things with Shakespeare, Laurie Maguire ed. (Blackwell: Oxford), pp.185-209.
2007: ‘“Onely Proper Unto Man”: Dreaming and Being Human in the Renaissance’ in Reading the Early Modern Dream: The Terrors of the Night, Katherine Hodgkin, Michelle O’Callaghan and S.J. Wiseman ed. (Routledge: New York), pp.31-44.
2006, ‘Two Ethics: Killing Animals in the Past and the Present’ in Killing Animals, The Animal Studies Group ed. (University of Illinois Press: Urbana and Chicago), pp.99-119.
2006, ‘Learning to Laugh: Children and being human in early modern thought’ in Childhood and Children’s Books in Early Modern Europe, 1550-1800, Andrea Immel and Michael Witmore ed. (Routledge: London and New York), pp.19-39.
2004: ‘Introduction’ in Renaissance Beasts: Of Animals, Humans and Other Wonderful Creatures, Erica Fudge ed. (University of Illinois Press: Urbana and Chicago).
2004: ‘Saying Nothing Concerning the Same: On Dominion, Purity and Meat in Early Modern England’ in Renaissance Beasts: Of Animals, Humans and Other Wonderful Creatures, Erica Fudge ed. (University of Illinois Press: Urbana and Chicago), pp.70-86.
2002: ‘A Left-Handed Blow: Writing the History of Animals’ in Representing Animals, Nigel Rothfels ed. (Indiana University Press: Bloomington), pp.3-18.
2001: ‘Monstrous Acts’ in Past Masters: The Best of History Today, Daniel Snowman ed. (Sutton: Stroud), pp.473-81. Reprint of 2000 History Today article.
2000: ‘Bad Manners at the Anatomist’s Table: Edward Tyson and the Naturalisation of Truth’ in The Political Subject: Essays on the Self from Art, Politics and Science, Wendy Wheeler ed. (Lawrence & Wishart: London) pp.14-30.
1999: ‘Calling Creatures by their True Names: Bacon, the New Science and the Beast in Man’ in At the Borders of the Human: Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Period, Erica Fudge, Ruth Gilbert, Susan Wiseman ed. (Macmillan/St Martins: Basingstoke/New York), pp.91-109.
2012: (with Richard Thomas) 'Visiting Your Troops of Cattle', History Today (December 2012), pp.37-41
2006: ‘The History of Animals,’ on http://www.h-net.org/~animal/ruminations_fudge.html
2004: ‘She’s short, hairy and over 12,000 years old...’ Times Higher Education Supplement 1,668 (November 26), pp.16-17.
2004: ‘Writing the Life of Animals’ History Today, pp.21-26.
2003: ‘How a Man Differs from a Dog’ History Today 53:6, pp.38-44.
2002: ‘Just a Plaything for your Pet Cat?’ Times Higher Education Supplement 1,551 (August 16), pp.18-19.
2000: ‘Monstrous Acts: Bestiality in Early Modern England’ History Today 50:8, pp.20-25.