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Knowing Animals is a free podcast featuring interviews with scholars about new research in animal studies. Guests include philosophers, historians, geographers, anthrozoologists, sociologists, literature scholars, and more. New episodes are released every other Monday. It is hosted by the philosopher Josh Milburn.
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Now displaying: January, 2023

Welcome to Knowing Animals the podcast - featuring the Protecting Animals Series

Knowing Animals is a regular 20 minutes podcast about all things related to animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy. It features interviews with academic and animal advocates. It is available free so enjoy!

Jan 23, 2023

Today's guest is Liza Bauer, a PhD candidate in literature at the University of Giessen in Germany, as well as the manager of the Panel on Planetary Thinking project at Giessen. Her dissertation, Livestock in the Laboratory of Literature, explores literary visions of human-animal relationships as thought experiments for novel political futures. She’s published widely on human-animal studies in both English and German.

We talk about her work on animal studies pedagogy. Liza’s paper “Reading the Stretch the Imagination: Exploring Representations of 'Livestock' in Literary Thought Experiments” was published in the open access book Multispecies Futures: New Approaches to Teaching Human-Animal Studies, edited by Andreas Hübner, Micha Gerrit Philipp Edlich, and Maria Moss, and published by Neofelis in 2022. The paper was based on an earlier German-language paper by Liza in Simone Horstmann’s Interspezies Lernen, which was published by Transcript in 2021.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association, which you can join today, and the Animal Publics book series at Syndey University Press. For more information about our sponsors, take a look at their websites!

Jan 9, 2023

Today's guest is Professor Helen Cowie, a Professor of Early Modern History in the Department of History at the University of York. Her work has a particular focus on the history of animals. Her books include the 2011 Manchester University Press monograph Conquering Nature in Spain and Its Empire, 1750-1850; the 2014 Palgrave Macmillan monograph Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain; and the 2017 book Llama, part of the Reaktion Books Animal series. Today, we’re going to talk about her book Victims of Fashion: Animal Commodities in Victorian Britain, which was published in 2021 by Cambridge University Press.

This episode is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association), which you can join today. It is also brought to you by the Animal Publics series at Sydney University Press.

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