School starts on Monday and I’m excited to say that I’m going to be teaching the course, ‘Animals, Ethics, and Food: Deconstructing Dominant Discourses’ again. I’ve tweaked the syllabus from last time and I hope it’s an improvement. Last winter’s teaching adventure was one of the best experiences I’ve had at the University of Washington and [...]
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On Friday, I got up early and ate a delicious breakfast that Emma made for Gwen and me of steel-cut oatmeal with grilled bananas and apples, cinnamon, vanilla and pecans. It was delightful! I headed to the conference, which was on NYU’s campus. A cute little food market on the way: The conference, called Animal [...]
This week, I’m headed to New York City for an animal studies conference at NYU called “Animal Studies: Changing the Subject“. This conference comes out of NYU’s exciting new animal studies initiative and is also registered as a pre-conference event for the massive Minding Animals International 2012 conference next summer in Utrecht, Netherlands. The conference at NYU is composed of [...]
A special issue of the open-access interdisciplinary academic journal The Brock Review came out this weekend. It has a number of really interesting articles on a range of subjects relating to the subject of animals in human societies. I have not yet gotten to read all of the articles yet, but I am excited to [...]
There is an interesting division in the animal studies field of academics and activists. Most animal studies folks agree that studying animals is important and that we should engage in a renewed consideration of animals in our ethical and political formulations. However, the way animal studies scholars and activists approach the ‘question of the animal’ varies considerably. [...]