New Critical Animal Studies Blog

Just a quick note to direct interested readers to a new group blog focusing on critical animal studies called The Inhumanities and includes long-time blog friend Craig. Here is the announcement of their first book event:

We are pleased to announce our first event, an intervention in and reading of Matthew Calarco’s Zoographies: The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida. We plan to cover a chapter a week, and the first post on the book will be up this coming Tuesday, 9-1-09. We encourage everyone to participate in comments, or emails. Calarco has been kind enough to agree to follow the discussion, and post a response at the end of the discussion.

Remember, if you want to email us just drop us a line at

I hope to read along and you should to.

7 Responses to “New Critical Animal Studies Blog”

  1. Craig Says:

    Thanks for linking to us, Anthony — but isn’t tagging it as “boredom” a bit backhanded!!?

  2. Anthony Paul Smith Says:

    Damn. I just have a bad habit of forgetting to tag posts and “boredom” is the default tag (ie what is always selected). I’ll fix it when I’m back home.

    I ordered the book today. Looking forward to reading along with you guys.

  3. Adam Kotsko Says:

    I have now changed the default category to “blog posts,” to avoid such misunderstandings in the future.

  4. Anthony Paul Smith Says:

    Should probably just change it to “Anthony enjoys erotic self-asphyxiation” and then I’d remember to pick real categories.

  5. Scu Says:

    You all make me laugh. Thanks for the shout out. Sorry I couldn’t do beyond monotheism with you guys, though I am super psyched for you all doing Calarco with us!

  6. Bruce Rosenstock Says:

    I actually thought “boredom” was deliberately chosen to reflect the whole problematic in Heidegger on animals (which is central to Schopenhauer too on animals) that animals can’t be bored. Or am I missing a whole big joke about this very thing?

  7. Adam Kotsko Says:

    I don’t think you’re missing a joke, though I bet that right now Anthony is wishing he would’ve claimed that he used the “boredom” category for Heidggerian reasons.

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