Vegans in the Interregnum: The Cultural Moment of an Enmeshed Theory

  • Laura Wright
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature book series (PSAAL)


In this essay, Wright traces her historical and personal understanding of vegan studies as it emerged—unnamed—somewhere around 2003, when she was working on a doctoral dissertation on the works of South African novelist J. M. Coetzee. She then furthers the trajectory of vegan theory as a mode of politically engaged scholarly inquiry via a theoretical inquiry into the often-overt focus on veganism, tacit fear of politicized eating, and animal bodies that played a role in the 2016 US presidential election of Donald J. Trump.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Wright
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  1. 1.Western Carolina UniversityCullowheeUSA

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