Crossing Animal Borders: Animal Issues in the Italian and International Debate

FRIT-M 222 — Fall 2018 — Themester

Days and Times
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 4:40-5:30 pm
Course Description

Every year over 50 billion animals are killed in the production of food, clothing and other commodities, for experimentation, entertainment, in the pet trade, or just through the destruction of their environment. How do animals resist these forms of oppression? How do we exhibit solidarity with them? How is the exploitation of non-human animals related to gender, race and class inequalities? In this course, students will gain a panoramic view about the international debate on animal issues. Adopting the perspective developed by Italian scholars and activists in the last ten years, we will combine Italian literature, theory (Agamben, Negri, Esposito) and movies (from documentaries to sci-fi). The course is conducted in English.