Animal Studies and the Voice of the Other

Monday, December 5, 2016 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Headshot of Ron Broglio, Arizona State University

Ron Broglio will trace back to the 18th-century sensibility movement contemporary post-humanist ideas of animals having a voice. In his talk, he will pursue what animal studies can push against in terms of the animal “rights” movement.

His publications include:

  • Beasts of Burden: Biopolitics, Labor and Animal Life in British Romanticism (forthcoming SUNY 2017)
  • Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art (University of Minnesota Press 2011)
  • Technologies of the Picturesque: British Art, Poetry, and Instruments 1750-1830 (Bucknell 2008)

Ron teaches at Arizona State University. Follow him on Twitter @manimalicious.

Ron's talk is co-sponsored by the UW English Dept and the WCGS research group on "Poetics and Nature circa 1800."