Robert McKay

‘Animal Studies and The Concept of Representation’

14 February 2017
Hicks Building HI-LTD

The Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre was pleased to host a talk by the University of Sheffield’s own Dr Robert McKay.

The talk is a work in progress towards an essay on the meanings and uses of the concept representation, to appear in a book called Critical Terms in Animal Studies. After setting out a range of reasons why the notion of representation is tricky and important for the field, Dr McKay looks to argue that implicit tensions amongst various vexed senses of representation  — as making present again by standing for, as advocacy and as portrayal — is particularly significant.