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Of Animacy Reading Group

Of Animacy Reading Group: Toxicity

4 Aug 2017

This reading group led by Nella Aarne thinks through feminist engagements with human and non-human agents in the material world, spanning philosophy and natural and human sciences. For this iteration, the group will read Mel Y. Chen's text Toxic Animacies, Inanimate Affections. The gatherings foster collective unpacking of selected texts and learning through open discussion in a democratic space to recognise and envisage vital alliances for our daily life, political thought and future action. 

The reading is from Mel Y. Chen, Toxic Animacies, Inanimate Affections in Queer Inhumanisms, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, vol. 21, no. 23, June 2015 

The text will be read and discussed during the session, so no preparation is required

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