Remember me? It has been quite a while.
Since I last wrote, I finished a whole module called Gender, Culture and Rights. In my essay, I wrote about gender and the meat industry – a feminist analysis à la Carol J. Adams – and responses from rights discourse – inviolable rights, animal labour rights, the limits of a rights framework. This month, I started my second year with The Ethics and Politics of Animals, which is what I came back to Goldsmiths for.
Long-time subscribers will remember my weekly newsletter documenting the first time I took this module, though a lot is new. Animal studies is a burgeoning field and things change and develop quite quickly for academia, which is exciting. I’ve also really enjoyed returning to some old readings nearly 2 years later. What a gift to return to a text and still be thrilled by it!
4 weeks is a lot to summarise in one email, and even leaving lots out, there’s a lot! Making up for lost time?