Reading Loop, Wednesday 7th March 2012

The  next reading loop will be about Dogs, Ethics and the City, and is being led by Bob McKay from the School of English at the University of Sheffield. As part of the Upperthorpe project, Bob is doing some research with students on his module Animal Writes: Beasts and Humans in 20th Century Literature on the meanings and representations of the animal shelter (actually in Netherthorpe… There are three chapter-length readings: the article by H. Peter Steeves, a continental philosopher, is a creative-philosophical reflection on human-animal relations; the one by Jennifer Wolch, a social and cultural geographer, is an argument for rethinking how we conceive of animals’ place in the city; and Clare Palmer’s article is an ethical reflection on Animal Shelters from a more or less Anglo-American philosophical framework. Please don’t feel obliged to read all three!

Reading Loop takes place in studio 49, Bloc, at 7pm.

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