Of course it did. A fabulous, ironic example of what can happen when form meets content, as posted by a friend of the Press who teaches Donna Haraway’s When Species Meet.
Pictures of animals are now ubiquitous, but the ability to capture animals on film was a significant challenge in the early era of photography. In Developing Animals, Matthew Brower takes us back to the time when Americans started taking pictures of the animal kingdom, at the beginning of the twentieth century, the moment when photography … More On photography and how it’s changed our perception of animals.
The New Yorker’s Frames from Fiction blog this week features a brief slideshow on the publication’s research of recent work in photography in relation to Karen Russell’s fiction story, “The Dredgeman’s Revelation.” Of the 8 photos featured and discussed, one—the second—is the photo that appears on the cover of What Is Posthumanism? by Cary Wolfe, … More In The New Yorker — this image look familiar?
Cary Wolfe is Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice University. He is author of What Is Posthumanism? (2009), the 8th installment in UMP’s Posthumanities Series. His previous books include Critical Environments: Postmodern Theory and the Pragmatics of the “Outside” and Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory, and … More Cary Wolfe: What Is Posthumanism?
The University of New England’s Center for Global Humanities has released video of an important lecture on animal studies, titled “Narrating Companion Species,” by Susan McHugh. McHugh is an associate professor of English at UNE who studies literary, visual and scientific stories of animals. Her book Animal Narratives: Forms of Species and Social Agency is … More Narrating Companion Species
Great news: Matthew Biro’s The Dada Cyborg: Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin, has been named one of four finalists for the College Art Association’s Charles Rufus Morey Book Award, which honors an especially distinguished book in the history of art. Congratulations, Matthew! On a related note: Next month we will be mailing … More The Dada Cyborg
The Chronicle of Higher Ed has put together a piece on the emerging academic field of animal studies, which “has become a force to be reckoned with in philosophy, literary and cultural studies, history, and other fields with a traditionally humanistic bent.” The article quotes University of Minnesota Press author, Rice University professor and leading … More The Question of the Animal
In its Sept. 2009 issue, Humanimalia, a journal of human/animal interface studies, reviews Nicole Shukin’s Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times, the sixth installment in the University of Minnesota Press Posthumanities Series. The article uses this April 2009 AP photo of pigs captured in Hyderabad, India (as an attempt to monitor and contain the … More Market life and animal studies