Program

THINKING ABOUT ANIMALS March 1 & 2 Brock University

Supported by Niagara Action for Animals;; Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada;; Dept of Sociology;; PhD Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities;; Posthuman Research Network

March 1
9:00 POND INLET Introduction – John Sorenson

9:15 am-11:00 POND INLET
ANIMAL OPPRESSION AND CAPITALISM – Panel Discussion

David Nibert, Wittenberg University Jana Canavan, Lund University Lauren Corman, Brock University Rob Laidlaw, Zoocheck Canada Vasile Stanescue, Mercer University Tracey Harris, Cape Breton University Corey Wrenn, Monmouth University 11:00-11:15 BREAK

11:15-12:30 POND INLET
Capitalism, neoliberalism and animal oppression Chair, Paul Hamilton

“Zoobiz, The Conservation of Business” Rob Laidlaw, Zoocheck Canada

“Neoliberalism & Animal Oppression” Guy Scotton, University of Sydney

“Advocating for Animal Labour in an Age of Capitalism: A Paradox?” Charlotte E. Blattner, Queens University

12:30-1:45 LUNCH (vegan lunch provided for those who have paid in advance)

 

1:45- 3:00 POND INLET Consumption, Law and Technology Chair, Atsuko Matsuoka

‘On Chinese History, Trauma, & the Lust for Endangered Species Products” Mary Ting, CUNY John Jay College

“Understanding Canadian animal transport laws & the process of updating them” Amy J. Fitzgerald, University of Windsor;; Wesley Tourangeau, Dalhousie University

“Assistive technology & marginalized interspecies relationships” Katherine Wayne, University of Ottawa

3:00-3:20 BREAK

3:20-4:35 CONCURRENT SESSIONS POND INLET

Chair, Atsuko Matsuoka Protein/Violence/Meat

“New Frontiers in Protein”
Katie M. MacDonald, University of Guelph

“The tuna industry & entangled violence” Taichi Inoue, Japan

“Animals in the Age of Technical Reproduction: The problem with ‘in-vitro’ meat” Vasile Stanescue, Mercer University

SANKEY CHAMBER Companionship & Death Panel Chair: Tore Fougner

“Disaster Aesthetics: Spectacles of Animal Death & Survival & the Reinforcement & Critique of Capitalist Systems of Carelessness & Cruelty”
Malin Palani, Macalester College

“Alone Together With Dogs”
Roshaya Rodness, McMaster University

“Contested Companionship: The Precarity of Pitbull-type Dogs” Stephanie Eccles, Concordia University

4:35-6:30 DINNER BREAK (Vegan dinner provided for those who have paid in advance)

6:30-8:30 pm POND INLET KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns
 “Talking About Animals: Our Advocacy for Better or Worse”

March 2

9:30-10:45 POND INLET Resistance, Empathy, Compassion Chair, Paul Hamilton

“Organize & Resist with Farmed Animals: Prefiguring Anti-Speciesist/Anti-Anthropocentric Cities” Darren Chang

“Caring for Istanbul’s Street Animals: Empathy, Altruism, & Rage” Kimberly Hart, SUNY Buffalo State

“Building Compassionate Societies: Challenging Structural Violence in the Animal-Industrial Complex” Terry Gibbs, Cape Breton University & Tracey Harris, Cape Breton University

10:45- 11:00 BREAK
11:00-11:50 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

POND INLET DIFFERENT HISTORIES Chair, Tore Fougner

“Dinah, A Gorilla Biography”
Tracy McDonald, McMaster University

“The Land of Meat and Potatoes? Animal Agriculture & Veganism in the Irish Discourse” Corey Wrenn, Monmouth University

SANKEY CHAMBER LANGUAGE AND DISCOURSE Chair: Stefan Dolgert

“For the Love of the Finite Animal” Sanja Dejanovic, Concordia University

“Cattle, Chattel, & Capital: Hendiadyses of the Alimentary Atlantic”
Andrew Kettler, University of Toronto & Charlton Yingling, University of Louisville

11:50 -1:00 LUNCH BREAK (vegan lunch provided for those who have paid in advance)

 

1:00-1:30 POND INLET KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Animals, Capitalism, Resistance David Nibert

1:30-1:40 BREAK

1:40-2:30pm POND INLET
Bearing Witness, Providing Refuge
Chair TBA
“Bearing Witness to Animal Suffering Worldwide: The Growth of the Save Movement”
Anita Krajnc, Toronto Pig Save & Ian Purdy, Toronto Pig Save;; Institute for Critical Animal Studies

“Anthropomorphizing Wildlife”
Chantal Theijin, Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge

2:30-2:40 BREAK

2:40-4:10 POND INLET
Sanctuary
Chair, Catherine Ens, Niagara Action for Animals

“More Than Meats the Eye”
Jenny Brown, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

“Go Vegan World & The Animals of Eden”
Sandra Higgins, Director, Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary, Ireland

4:10-4:30

“North America’s 1st Political Party Dedicated Solely to Protecting Animals & the Environment”
Liz White
Animal Alliance/ Animal Protection Party of Canada

4:30pm Closing remarks – John Sorenson