Speakers for the MA colloquium will be giving a general presentation on Tuesday evenings, open to everyone, at 7 p.m.
The fall semester theme will be: Human / Animal. All lectures take place in Falvey Hall, Brown Center.
Fall 2012 Speakers
Cary Wolfe. Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor Department Chair. Rice University Department of English.
Tuesday, October 9
Cary Wolfe is well-known for his work in American culture, literary theory and criticism, and animal studies. He is general editor of the Posthumanities Series (University of Minnesota Press). His most recent book is Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame (Chicago:University of Chicago Press, 2012). For more information, go to www.carywolfe.com.
Marina Warner, Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex.
Tuesday, October 30
Marina Warner is a writer of fiction, criticism and history. Her works include novels and short stories as well as studies of art, myth, symbols and fairytales. Her most recent book is Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights, London: Chatto & Windus, 2011. For more information, go to www.marinawarner.com
Randy Malamud, Professor of Modern Literature, Ecocriticism, and Cultural Studies at the University of Georgia.
Tuesday, November 13
Randy Malamud is a fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and author of books on zoos, animal images, and animal souls. He serves on the editorial boards of Society & Animals, Brill's Human-Animal Studies book series, and Palgrave Macmillan's Book Series on Animal Ethics. His most recent book is A Cultural History of Animals in the Modern Age (Oxford: Berg, 2007).