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‘All Animals Are Equal’: Animal Farm in the Anthropocene

By Mikhaila Bishop Portland State University   An environmental ethics reading of Animal Farm (1945) by George Orwell examines the dominating power dynamic between humans and animals, and poses the consideration of equality for all Earth-inhabiting lifeforms....

Cultures of Interspecies Cetacean Groups 

By Julie Gardella   The term “culture” has no single agreed-upon definition, colloquially or across academic disciplines; over time, its meaning has evolved, and new definitions have developed. In his essay, “Culture,” novelist and critic Raymond Williams...

Centering the Sloth in an Early Modern Map of Peru

by Abigail Weinberg Figure 1. Van Langren, Arnold. “Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americae.” 1596. Courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library. https://jcb.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/s/1833b0.  Introduction Christopher Columbus’s 1492 contact with...
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Editor’s Introduction: Sloth Vol. 6, No. 1

With 2020 slowly progressing and spring in the northern hemisphere gradually warming us from winter’s slumber, we are pleased to bring you this latest volume of Sloth. Here we have five new pieces of the highest quality from emerging scholars in Human-Animal Studies:...