Animal Law as Masculine Sentimentalism?


That’s a possibility I hadn’t considered before.  But I think Susan Pearson (History, Northwestern University) is onto something.  On May 15, 2009, Dr. Pearson will present her paper “The Dove Has Claws”: Anticruelty Reform and Masculine Sentimentalism in Gilded Age America at the Newberry Library in Chicago.  The Newberry hosts a “Seminar on Women and Gender,” co-sponsored by Northeastern Illinois University, U. of Illinois at Chicago and the Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago.

-Bridget Crawford