Of Mice and Men: Animals in Human Culture is a book-length collection of essays that examines human views of non-human animals. The essays are written by scholars from Australia, East Asia, Europe and the Americas, who represent a wide range of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Addressing topics such as animal rights, ecology, anthropocentrism, feminism, animal domestication, dietary restrictions, and cultural imperialism, the book considers local and global issues as well as ancient and contemporary discourses, and it will appeal to readers with both general and specialized interests in the role played by animals in human cultures.
About the Author: Nandita Batra was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and received a BA and MA from the University of Delhi and a PhD from the University of Rochester. Her main areas of interest lie in nineteenth-century British literature, particularly in Anthrozoological Studies. She is now Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, where she is also editor of Revista Atenea, the University's bilingual journal of humanities and social sciences. Vartan P. Messier was born in Geneva and has taught Literature, Film, French, and English in Europe and the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. He holds a PhD from the University of California at Riverside and now teaches at the City University of New York (CUNY). His research and publications have focused on continental philosophy, cinematic and literary intertextuality, and con-sumerism and globalization.