Author Archives: Gabriel Gudding

About Gabriel Gudding

Gabriel Gudding is the author of the books Literature for Nonhumans (Ahsahta Press, forthcoming 2015), Rhode Island Notebook (Dalkey Archive Press, 2007) and A Defense of Poetry (Pitt, 2002). His essays and poems appear in such periodicals as Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, and Journal of the History of Ideas, in such anthologies as Great American Prose Poems, Best American Poetry, and &Now: Best Innovative Writing. His translations from Spanish appear in anthologies such as The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry, Poems for the Millennium, and The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry. His most recent chapbook is Literature for Nonhumans (New Orleans Review, 2014). He is an Associate Professor in the English Studies Department at Illinois State University.

SENTIENCE MATTERS: Zoöeconomics — A Call to Recognize Nonhuman Sentience in Political and Economic Thought

Zoöeconomics: A Call to Recognize Nonhuman Sentience in Political and Economic Thought by Gabriel Gudding The following is a small fantasy expressing the wish for the advent of a heterodox school of economic history and thought that sees economic systems … Continue reading

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Sentience Matters: What Is a Zombie — Meat Consumption and the Advent of the Automobile

What Is a Zombie: Meat Consumption and the Advent of the Automobile by Gabriel Gudding The zombie begins its life in western letters as a post-colonial comment on the history of slavery in the Americas. But it has recently been … Continue reading

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Sentience Matters: Farmed Animals as Hypothetical Beings — A Thought Experiment

Our Fellow Drivers As the Analogs of Animals by Gabriel Gudding We project onto our fellow drivers some variance or subset of deficiency: a malignancy, a stupidity, a naivety, a cognitive primitivism, an imbalance of emotion – even a subjectless … Continue reading

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SENTIENCE MATTERS: ANIMAL RIGHTS & LITERATURE

  Writing Literature to Benefit Nonhumans by Gabriel Gudding This is the first post in a monthly column about animal rights and critical animal studies. Because I’m a poet and essayist some of my posts will move beyond the strict … Continue reading

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