Skye Cervone, Ph.D.
My dissertation addresses the relationship between animals and capitalism in Philip K Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s We3, and Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy. These texts and their authors attempted to change the conversation surrounding animals and imagine alternatives to traditional thinking surrounding animal subjectivity. Despite their intentions, the authors fail to depict non-exploitative relationships with animals within capitalist systems, suggesting they see an inherently exploitative relationship between animals and biopolitical capitalism.
My MA thesis, Magic Words: Illuminating the Role of Language in Lord Dunsany's Fictional Prose, is available electronically through the Florida Atlantic University library collection here.