Composting Readings 2016

#5 COMPOSTING Animals

Tuesday February 17, 2016 4-5:30 pm

Key Reading

  • Adams, Carol J., and Lori Gruen, ‘Groundwork,’ in Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals & the Earth, eds. Carol J. Adams and Lori Gruen (New York: Bloomsbury, 2014), pp. 7-36.

Optional Reading

  • Irigaray, Luce. ‘Animal Compassion,’ trans. Marilyn Gaddis Rose, in Animal Philosophy: Ethics and Identity, eds. Peter Atterton and Matthew Calarco (London: Continuum, 2004), pp. 195-201.

Also…

  • Adams, Carol J., ‘An Animal Manifesto: Gender, Identity, and Vegan-Feminism in the Twenty-First Century,’ Parallax, 12, no. 1 (2006), pp. 120-28.
  • Barad, Karen, ‘TransMaterialities: Trans*/Matter/Realities and Queer Political Imaginings,’ GLQ, 21, nos. 2-3 (2015), pp. 387-422.
  • Gaard, Greta, ‘Toward a Queer Ecofeminism,’ Hypatia, 12, no. 1 (1997), pp. 114-37.
  • Gaard, Greta, ‘Toward a Feminist Postcolonial Milk Studies,’ American Quarterly, 65, no. 3 (2013), pp. 595-618.
  • Haraway, Donna, ‘Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene: Making Kin,’ Environmental Humanities, 6 (2015), pp. 159-65.
  • Kim, Claire Jean, ‘The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Michael Vick,’ in Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals & the Earth, eds. Carol J. Adams and Lori Gruen (New York: Bloomsbury, 2014), pp. 175-90.
  • Plumwood, Val, ‘Integrating Ethical Frameworks for Animals, Humans, and Nature: A Critical Feminist Eco-Socialist Analysis,’ Ethics & the Environment, 5, no. 2 (2000), pp. 285-322.
  • Rudy, Kathy, ‘LGBTQ…Z?’ Hypatia, 27, no. 3 (2012), pp. 601-15.
  • Shukin, Nicole, ‘New Life Forms and Functions of Animal Fetishism,’ in Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009), pp. 1-47, 233-43.
  • Twine, Richard, ‘Intersectional Disgust? Animals and (Eco)Feminism,’ Feminism & Psychology, 20, no. 3 (2010), pp. 397-406.

#6 COMPOSTING Race and Reproduction

Tuesday 15 March,  2016 4-5:30 pm

Key Reading:

  • Butler, Octavia. “Blood Child” (1984), in Blood Child and Other Stories (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2005): 1-32
  • Chen, Mel. “Animals, Sex, Transubstantiation” in Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering and Queer Affect (Durham: Duke UP, 2012):  127-158

Optional Reading:

  • Beauchamp, Toby. “The Substance of Borders: Transgender Politics, Mobility and US State Regulation of Testosterone” GLQ 19.1 (2012): 57-78.

Also…

  • Hayward, Eva. “Spider city sex” Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory 20.3 (2010): 225-251
  • Hayward, Eva. “More Lessons from a Starfish: Prefixial Flesh and Transspeciated Selves” Women’s Studies Quarterly 36.3/4 (2008): 64-85
  • Seymour, Nicole. “Down with People: Queer Tendencies and Troubling Racial Politics in Antinatalist Discourse” in Greta Gaard, Simon Estok & Serpil Oppermann, International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism (London: Routledge, 2013): 203-218

 

#7 COMPOSTING Geologic Life

Tuesday 12 April 2016 4-5:30 pm

MEET THE AUTHOR with Dr Kathryn Yusoff visiting from Queen Mary College, London

Key Reading:

  • Yusoff, Kathryn. “Queer Coal: Geneolagies in/of the Blood” philoSOPHIA  5.2 (2015): 203-229

 

#8 COMPOSTING Material Accounts

Tuesday May 4-5:30 pm | Facilitated by Undine Sellbach and Lindsay Kelley

Key Reading:

  • “Automobility: the Animal Capital of Cars, Films and Abattoirs” by Nicole Shukin from her book Animal Capital (University of Minnesota Press: 2009)

 

#9 COMPOSTING Sustainability

Tuesday Aug 9 4-5:30 | Facilitated by Lisa Heinze

Key Reading:

  • Rosi Braidotti, “Transcendence: Transposing death”, in Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics (Polity Press: 2006) — in particular pages 205-209 and 246-247 to the end.

Optional Reading:

  • Erik Swyngedouw, “Impossible Sustainability and the Post-political Condition”, in Making Strategies in Spatial Planning, ed. Maria Cerreta et al. (Springer: 2010, pp.185-205)

 

#10 COMPOSTING Oceans

Tuesday Sept 13 4-5:30 | Facilitated by Sue Reid

Key Reading:

  • Lorraine Code, “Ecological Thinking: Subversions and Transformations”, in Ecological Thinking: The Politics of Epistemic Location (Oxford University Press: 2006, pp. 25-63)
  • Rachel Carson — Select one:
    • Rachel Carson, The Edge of the Sea (Houghton Mifflin: 1955, pp489-534)
    • Rachel Carson, Under the Sea Wind (Penguin: 1996 [1941], pp274-327)
    • Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (Houghton Mifflin: 1962, pp94-118)

Optional Reading:

  • Stacey Alaimo, “States of Suspension: Trans-corporeality at Sea”, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, no. 19, vol. 3, (2012: pp. 476-493).

 

#11 COMPOSTING Bad Ecosex

Tuesday Oct 11 4-5:30 | Facilitated by Lindsey Kelley

Readings TBA

 

#12 COMPOSTING Capitalist Ruins

Tuesday Nov 8 4-5:30 | Facilitated by Susie Pratt

Readings TBA

 

#13 COMPOSTING Picnic Social – Why Eat Insects?

Date: TBA | Facilitated by Undine Sellbach

Key Reading:

  • Vincent Holt (1885) ‘Why not eat Insects?’

 

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