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ANIMAL // ENVIRONMENT: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM

With Vasile Stanescu, Wayne Hsiung, & Robert Pogue Harrison
This symposium will provide a venue to examine the relationship between environmental studies and animal studies. We are interested in exploring the tension, as well as points of agreement and possible reconciliation, between these two fields of ethical, political, and intellectual inquiry. The first part of the event will involve opening presentations by a legal scholar and a critical theorist. The second part will involve a roundtable discussion on the intersection of environmental studies and animal studies, and more specifically environmentalism and animal rights/ethics. The afternoon will conclude with a keynote on issues concerning human freedom and animal captivity by Professor Robert Pogue Harrison.

Details

When:

Friday, May 2, 2014. 01:00 PM

Where:

Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall, Building 460, 4th floor

Sponsor:

Graduate Student Council, Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Environmental Humanities Project, Department of English
nvarsava@stanford.edu