Shires_Linda+Personal_520Dr. Linda M. Shires, David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of English and chair of the English department at Stern College for Women, spoke on January 8, 2017, at the Modern Language Association annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Her talk, “Muteness, Speech, and Survival in Kipling’s Animal Worlds,” was featured on a Cognitive and Affect Studies Forum panel, chaired by Dr. Jonathan Kramnick of Yale University. It analyzed Kipling’s colonization of the animal fable via his complex literary treatment of human and animal cognition in the Jungle Books, Just So Stories, and Thy Servant a Dog.

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