Exploring how visibility and invisibility (removal from sight) make us more or less comfortable about different types of animal use by considering how exposure weakens support for animal use and/or leads to increased tolerance of that use.
In their witty and polemical cultural analysis, art and architecture historian Valentina Sonzogni and philosopher Leonardo Caffo explore a myriad of visual, ethical, and cultural issues relating to the idea of animality.
ZooScope is an encyclopaedia of animals on film. Each article includes information and analysis about the presence and meaning of animals in a film. ZooScope welcomes the submissions of articles via this website.
January 23, 2016 – March 27, 2016, David Winton Bell Gallery, Rhode Island, USA
At a time when natural history museums are moving away from taxidermy, there has been a resurgence of interest in popular culture—in Internet blogs and image collections, in fashion, home décor, and advertising—as well as in art practice. The exhibition is organized around four prevalent themes that draw particular strength from taxidermy—in which the fact that the animal is real and dead imparts meaning.
This conference invites scholars from many disciplines and across cultures to reflect upon the conundrum of meaning: we are same but different. What do animals mean in our personal lives as well as our societal and cultural lives? And how have those relationships been collaborative or at cross-purposes?
Animal Biographies 2016 attempts to evaluate both the challenges and potentials of biographical narration for the representation of material animals in their own rights, while posing the question if and in what way animal biographies might be suited to recover the life peculiar to animals.
The AASA is delighted to announce that we will be offering a small grant ($600) for any AASA postgraduate member who is successful in their application for the Postgraduate Symposium being organised by the BASN (British Animal Studies Network), to be held May 2016.