Today, we speak to Dr Hannah Boast. Hannah is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin, in Ireland. She is probably best known for her work on literature and water. Her first book was called Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature, and was released in 2020 by Edinburgh University Press. But she works more broadly in resource politics, political ecology, food studies, queer ecology, and critical animal studies. In this episode, we talk about a paper that touches on several of these themes. ‘Theorizing the Gay Frog’ was released in November in Environmental Humanities.
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In this very special live episode of Knowing Animals, recorded as part of The Vegan Society's On the Pulse webinar series, we speak to Dr Richard White. Richard is a Reader in Human Geography at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He is interested in anarchism, activism, critical animal studies, and vegan geographies. He is the co-editor of five books, including the 2015 collection Anarchism and Animal Liberation. We talk about his paper ‘Re-asserting the Radical Promise of Veganism through Vegan-Anarchist Geographies’, which was published in the 2022 Lantern Publishing book Vegan Geographies: Spaces Beyond Violence, Ethics Beyond Speciesism, which was co-edited by Paul Hodge, Andrew McGregor, Simon Springer, Ophélie Véron, and Richard himself.
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