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. In it I argue that these authors attempted to change the conversation surrounding animals and imagine alternatives to traditional thinking surrounding animal subjectivity. Despite their intentions, these 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.