new work in animal studies

The rhetoric journal JAC has just published a special issue on animals that includes my review (pdf) of Animal Encounters (2009), a volume of essays edited by Tom Tyler and Manuela Rossini. The number of collections along these lines has grown explosively in recent years, but for anyone interested in the literary and cultural-studies side of animal studies, both the JAC issue and Animal Encounters merit a close read. Unfortunately the JAC issue is not yet available online; hopefully it will be soon.