Residues of Categorization: Thinking with Nonhumans in Nineteenth-Century Natural History

Elizabeth Swail

University of Georgia at Athens

Elizabeth Swails is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Georgia where she is currently writing her dissertation entitled The Thinking Animal: Nonhuman Movement in American Romanticism, which focuses on the intersection between human and nonhuman modes of thinking and expression in nineteenth-century American literature. 


In “Natural History of Intellect,” Emerson asks if “laws and powers of the Intellect” could reflect the science’s “exhaustive accuracy of distribution,” calling attention to a cognitive ordering that human minds... [ view full abstract ]


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