Plantlike Animals: American Naturalism and the Narratives of Domestication

Vicky Googasian

Stanford University

Vicky Googasian is a PhD candidate in the department of English at Stanford University. She directs Stanford's Environmental Humanities Project, and she is currently completing a dissertation entitled The Character of Animality: Species Difference and Narrative Form in American Fiction.


Vicky Googasian considers two novels of domestication that star disturbingly plantlike animals: London’s White Fang and Norris’s Vandover and the Brute. At the end of the 19th-century advances in botany and zoology... [ view full abstract ]


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P79 » “A Plant Out of Place”: The Working of Weeds in the Long 19th Century (14:00 - Saturday, 24th March, Enchantment E)

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