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Distillations

Chapter


Abstract


  • “Animaladies” conjoins two words, “animal” and “maladies” or, looked at another way, “animal” and “ladies.” Whichever two words you see when you look at it, it is always three: “animal,” “malady,” and “ladies,” a triangulation within Animal Studies that draws gender, animals, and maladies together. Fiona originally coined the term to describe the disease of current human–animal relationships, and the idea that acknowledging these maladies was a necessary catalyst for positive change (Probyn-Rapsey 2014, 4). In 2016, “Animaladies” became an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Sydney, with Lori Gruen as the keynote speaker. The conference called for papers that interrogated the connections between gender, madness, and animality, bringing together a feminist archive on histories of madness and the flourishing field of Animal Studies.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Gruen, L. & Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2019). Distillations. In L. Gruen & F. Probyn-Rapsey (Eds.), Animaladies: Gender, Animals, and Madness (pp. 1-8). New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781501342165

Book Title


  • Animaladies: Gender, Animals, and Madness

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • New York

Abstract


  • “Animaladies” conjoins two words, “animal” and “maladies” or, looked at another way, “animal” and “ladies.” Whichever two words you see when you look at it, it is always three: “animal,” “malady,” and “ladies,” a triangulation within Animal Studies that draws gender, animals, and maladies together. Fiona originally coined the term to describe the disease of current human–animal relationships, and the idea that acknowledging these maladies was a necessary catalyst for positive change (Probyn-Rapsey 2014, 4). In 2016, “Animaladies” became an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Sydney, with Lori Gruen as the keynote speaker. The conference called for papers that interrogated the connections between gender, madness, and animality, bringing together a feminist archive on histories of madness and the flourishing field of Animal Studies.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Gruen, L. & Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2019). Distillations. In L. Gruen & F. Probyn-Rapsey (Eds.), Animaladies: Gender, Animals, and Madness (pp. 1-8). New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781501342165

Book Title


  • Animaladies: Gender, Animals, and Madness

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • New York