Animal Studies & Environmental Humanities

human treatment of animals The Animal Studies & Environmental Humanities Research Group investigates questions concerning the human treatment of animals in farming, experimentation, and entertainment; the moral claims that animals make on humans and the extent of animals’ capacity for moral action; animal consciousness and capacity for language; the extinction of species and the degradation of the environment; animals and the law; companion animals; and the representation of animals in literature, film, art, and philosophy.

Calendar

Co-Conveners

FALL 2018

Thursday, September 27, 12:30-1:30 pm
Center for the Humanities Conference Room, Richter Library, Suite 100
Kerri-Leanne Taylor, English PhD Student, University of Miami
"Avenging Nature in the Anthropocene: Reptilian Villains in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe"

Monday, October 22, 12:30-1:30 pm
Learning Commons Room, First Floor, Richter Library
Mary Lindemann, Professor of History, University of Miami
"The Ecological and Environmental Consequences of the Thirty Years War: Longue durée and histoire événementielle"

SPRING 2019

Thursday, January 24, 12:30-2:00pm
Center for the Humanities Conference Room, Richter Library, Suite 100
Mihoko Suzuki, Professor of English, University of Miami
“Thinking Being and Animate Matter: Margaret Cavendish’s Challenge to the Early Modern Order of Things”

Wednesday, April 10, 12:30-2:00pm
Center for the Humanities Conference Room, Richter Library, Suite 100
Hugh Thomas, Professor of History, University of Miami
“Castles, Designed Landscapes, Forests, Wetlands, and the Royal Court of King John, 1199-1216”

Frank Palmeri
Frank Palmeri

Professor of English
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Laura Giannetti
Laura Giannetti

Associate Professor of Italian
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Wilson Shearin
Wilson Shearin

Assistant Professor of Classics
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Past Archived Events

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