Thursday, August 27, 2009

Announcement! New Group Blog, and our first event!

Here is the announcement I promised earlier:

Craig, Greg, and I have put together a group critical animal studies blog, entitled The Inhumanities. There isn't much there now, however what is there (besides an about us page) is an announcement of our 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

For those that do not know, Matthew Calarco is a major name in the growing critical animal studies field. He is the co-editor of Animal Philosophy, along with editing several other books. He also was a participant in the recent analytical/continental get together over the question of the animal, in The Death of the Animal. And, of course, is the author of the monograph at hand.

I seriously hope many of you follow, comment, and participate in the discussion of Zoographies. If you want to have a more formal role in the group blog for future events, please email us at or email me at