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‘The Whole World is a Slaughterhouse!’: Eating Animals and Jewish Vegetarianism

Hutchings, Rory Michael (2022) ‘The Whole World is a Slaughterhouse!’: Eating Animals and Jewish Vegetarianism. In: Workshop on 'Animals, Humans, Writing' module, 03 Nov 2022, University of Kent, Canterbury. (Unpublished) (KAR id:97769)


Paper delivered as a workshop item for the module 'Animals, Humans, Writing' convened by Dr Kaori Nagai at the University of Kent. This paper offers a comparative reading of Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Eating Animals' (2009) alongside the work of Isaac Bashevis Singer with particular attention to Singer's short stories 'The Slaughterer' and 'The Letter Writer'. I place both writers within streams of Jewish vegetarian thought, drawing out tensions between welfarist and liberationist tendencies.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising from this submission.
Uncontrolled keywords: Animal Studies, Vegetarianism, Judaism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BM Judaism
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council (
Depositing User: Rory Hutchings
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2022 15:42 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2023 14:24 UTC
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Hutchings, Rory Michael.

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