Knowing Animals Reading Group - 27 May 2019 - 'The Killing Game'

Our May session is 'The Killing Game' focusing on hunting, something that is very pertinent in relation to the recent duck hunting season.

The text 'The Killing Game' by Marti Kheel is accompanied by a short story by reading group member and creative writer Laura Jean McKay called 'Territory', about pig hunters looking for love in the Northern Territory.

Thanks go to Laura for sharing this with us. As with previous sessions if you only have time for one text please focus on Kheel's The Killing Game.

  • Marti Kheel 'The Killing Game: An Ecofeminist Critique of Hunting' Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Vol. 23, 1996, Issue 1
  • Laura Jean McKay 'Territory', North American Review, 2016, pp. 30-44
  • Also a short piece by Laura about writing the work

Where: The Linkway, L4, John Medley Building (Building 191), the University of Melbourne
When: 6-7pm, Monday 27th May, 2019

All welcome, please join us for the discussion - to join the reading group please contact:

We will endeavour to provide nibbles, and please feel free to bring something to share.

Future Reading Group sessions will include:

We are all meat? - seminal debates in animal studies
Animal Fictions - creative writing in animal studies.

Just to let you know - summaries of the reading group sessions become available on the Australasian Animal Studies Association's blog web page.