2019 Knowing Animals Reading Group - focus on seminal works in Animal Studies
This year the Knowing Animals Reading Group will work together to read, critique and enjoy some formative, seminal and perhaps overlooked texts from Animal Studies. This historical turn responds to the group discussion after reading Susan Fraiman's 'Pussy Panic' and Robert McKay's 'Brigid Brophy's Pro-Animal Forms'.
This is a chance for us to bring together a wonderful reading list of texts - an optimistic '101 Animal Studies'. After some consultation with animal studies scholars, some of the authors we hope to include are; Cora Diamond, Barbara Noske, Brigid Brophy, Marti Kheel, Val Plumwood, Carol J Adams, Deborah Bird Rose, Rachael Carson, Greta Gaard and more. Of course we continue to welcome, and encourage, any suggestions of writers you've found particularly influential, or texts you've been meaning to read.