ShARC Podcast: Troy Vettese on the Left’s Problem with Meat
In early November we welcomed Troy Vettese to ShARC to present a work-in-progress on Marxism and meat. Troy kindly allowed us to record his lecture, abstract and more about Troy on the event page.
Animal Studies in Focus 3 - Gemma Curto and Alice Higgs interview Eva Haifa Giraud and Catherine Oliver
1 July 2021
Eva Haifa Giraud has just joined the University of Sheffield as a senior lecturer in Digital Media and Society and is author of Veganism, Politics, Practice, and Theory (Bloomsbury, forthcoming July 2021). Catherine Oliver is a Research Associate on urban ecologies at the University of Cambridge and author of Veganism, Archives, and animals: Geographies of a Multispecies World (Routledge, forthcoming August 2021)
Host Gemma Curto and guest host Dr Alice Higgs ask Eva and Catherine about their new books, the theme is veganism and sustainability.
Animal Studies in Focus 2 - Gemma Curto and Cecilia Tricker-Walsh interview Jemma Deer
30 June 2021
Dr Jemma Deer is a Researcher in Residence at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and author of Radical Animism: Reading for the End of the World (London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2020). Read more on her website
Host Gemma Curto and guest host Cecilia Tricker-Walsh ask Dr Deer about her book and her article entitled ‘Quenched: Five Fires for Thinking Extinction’ published in Oxford Literary Review (2019). They discuss extinction.
Animal Studies in Focus 1 - Gemma Curto and Juliet de Little in Conversation
16 June 2021
This special episode of the ShARC Podcast: Animal Studies in Focus Series, sees host Gemma Curto (@GemmaCurto1), and guest Juliet de Little (@julietdelittle) discuss floodings, their impact on human and nonhuman animals relations and its representations in Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot’s graphic novel Rain (2019).
Gemma Curto is a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Sheffield. Her research lies on interdisciplinary approaches to the relationship between literature, scientific methodologies and ecology. She has published an article in Green Letters on floods in biocentric graphic novels (2020). Juliet is a third year PhD student based across the school of Urban Studies and Management School at the University of Sheffield. Her research is concerned with what a climate just response to flooding in England might look like.
Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot, Rain, (London: Penguin Random House, 2019)
Gemma Curto, ‘Floods in contemporary biocentric graphic novels’. Ed. Astrid Bracke and Katie Ritson. Spec. issue of Green Letters: studies in ecocriticism 24 no. 1. (2020), 6-22.
Juliet de Little, ‘Climate Justice and Flooding in England’ [Online Zine], Convivial Thinking, March 2021
Gemma Curto, ‘Chaotics of time in econarratives: from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) to Richard McGuire’s Here (2014)’, PhD thesis (in progress)
Juliet de Little, ‘Climate justice and flooding in England’, PhD thesis (in progress)
Editing and post-production by: Kitty Turner.
Music composed and performed by Kitty Turner.
Photograph: “A lone armadillo moves across a flooded roadway in Booth, Texas on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Micharl Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle
ShARC Podcast: Sarah Bezan interviews Lucinda Cole
Lucinda Cole is Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois and author of Imperfect Creatures: Vermin, Literature, and the Sciences of Life, 1600-1740 (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016).
Sarah asks Lucinda about her keynote talk at ShARC’s Animal Remains conference. They consider how definitions and conceptions of vermin have changed over time, the ethics of island eco-tourism, how animal studies might look to address the key issues of our time, what animal studies might mean to its various practitioners, Extinction Rebellion, the relationship between scholarship and activism, and that episode of Black Mirror in which soldiers are implanted with chips so that they see fellow humans as vermin.
ShARC Podcast: Peter Sands interviews Thom van Dooren
Thom van Dooren is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2017-2021) in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, and founding co-editor of the journal Environmental Humanities (Duke University Press).
Peter asks Thom about his new book: The Wake of Crows (CUP, forthcoming 2019). They discuss the possibility of a non-abstract, animal-inclusive ethics, how animal studies might look to address the key issues of our time, such as habitat loss and extinction, field philosophy, violent care, storytelling and “snail semiotics”.
ShARC Podcast: Christie Oliver-Hobley interviews Steve Baker
Steve Baker is a Norwich-based artist and writer. He is Professor of Research for Art and Media at the University of Derby, and Emeritus Professor of Art History at the University of Central Lancashire.
Christie asks Steve about his recent exhibition, Fieldwork (curated by Maria Lux, Sheffield, April 2019). They discuss animal studies, how Steve got into the field, issues surrounding representation of nonhuman others, plus how artistic work might inform theoretical practice, and vice versa. If you listen to the end you’ll even get to find out Steve’s favourite animal(s)!