On this episode, we speak to Ali Ryland. Ali is an animal studies scholar reading for a PhD in English at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The working title of her thesis is Changing Representations of Women and Cow, from Milkmaid to Milking Machine. Today, however, we’re going to talk about her chapter in the 2022 collection The Edinburgh Companion to Vegan Literary Studies, which was edited by former Knowing Animals guests Laura Wright and Emelia Quinn. Part II of the book addresses genres and forms of vegan literature, and Ali contributed a chapter on the genre of young adult fiction.
This episode is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association) which you can join today, and the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press. Be sure to take a look at both of their websites.