Speaker Series for Winter Term 2021

Apple is delighted to sponsor a 5-part series of remote talks in animal studies. Our first talk features Diego Rossello, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Professor Rossello’s talk will take place on: Friday January 15th, from 4-5:30 PM EST Title: “On the (Missing) Concept of the Political in Animal Rights Theory’s ‘Political Turn’:
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book cover of Kyle Johannsen's Wild Animal Ethics

New Book: “Wild Animal Ethics: The Moral and Political Problem of Wild Animal Suffering”

APPLE member and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University Kyle Johannsen recently published a new book at Routledge, in October 2020, on the issue of wild animal suffering. “Though many ethicists have the intuition that we should leave nature alone, Kyle Johannsen argues that we have a duty to research
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New Book: “Animal Labour: A New Frontier of Interspecies Justice?”

Charlotte E. Blattner, Will Kymlicka, and Kendra Coulder recently edited an exciting new book published at Oxford University Press in February 2020. Animal Labour: A New Frontier of Interspecies Justice? features contributions from several APPLE members, including Omar Bachour, Sue Donaldson, Will Kymlicka, and Charlotte Blattner, and presents the work achieved during APPLE’s workshop held
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The Animal Turn Podcast: Season 1 Now Fully Available

Season 1 of the Animal Turn Podcast, focused on animals and the law, is now available in full. Join host Claudia Hirtenfelder for 10 in-depth and wide-ranging interviews with legal and political scholars. Episodes Episode 1. Animal Rights with Will Kymlicka Feb 24, 2020 · 1 hr 22 min Claudia talks to Will Kymlicka (Canada Research Chair
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Webinar: “Meat, Prey, Love: Human-Animal Relations in the time of COVID”

You can listen to Samantha King’s online lecture on human-animal relations in the time of COVID, on Tuesday July 14, 2020, at 4 pm EDT. The COVID crisis has highlighted the deep interconnectedness of human and animal worlds. From zoonotic transmission to “pandemic puppies,” more-than-human relations are at the fulcrum of public discourse on the
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Multispecies Community Workshop

All are invited to join the Kingston Interspecies Community research group for a paper workshop on January 17, 2020, 12:00-2:00 pm, in Watson Hall 517. The paper, entitled “Dwelling with Animal-Others: Towards a Definition of Multispecies Community” by Lauren Van Patter, Omar Bachour, and Darren Chang is available here, and participants are asked to read
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies: 2020-22 Call for Application

The Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies. This is a two-year non-renewable fellowship, supporting a researcher with demonstrated expertise in animal ethics, law and public policy. While we interpret animal ethics, law and public policy broadly, and welcome applications from various disciplines that
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The Fireplace Series featuring Will Kymlicka and Samantha King

The Faculty of Arts and Science and the Queen’s University Library will host the Fireplace Series: An Interdisciplinary Conversation on Oct. 11, featuring Will Kymlicka, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, and Samantha King, Head of the Department of Gender Studies, on the topic of Animals, Ethics, and Everyday Politics. The event runs 10 am-12
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Julia Gibson on “Exploring Transformative Interspecies Justice”

The Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University, is hosting APPLE fellow Julia Gibson at the department’s weekly colloquium on October 31. This talk will explore different ways of applying the concept of transformative interspecies justice in the contexts of climate justice, fancy rat breeding, and science fiction fantasy. The aim is to explore where these accounts
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“Messy Eating: Conversations on Animals as Food” Book Launch

You are invited to the launch at Queen’s University of a new book called Messy Eating: Conversations on Animals as Food (Fordham, 2019), edited by APPLE fellow Samantha King, R. Scott Carey, Isabel Macquarrie, Victoria Niva Millious and Elaine M. Power. This collection of interviews includes conversations with Dr. Sharon Holland (Department of American Studies,
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