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CHE Environmental Colloquium | becoming-Feral: A Postmodern “Book of Beasts” Investigating the Shifting Categories of Wild/Feral/Domestic

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CHE Environmental Colloquium

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 | 12:00–1:00pm CT | Online via Zoom | Register here

“becoming-Feral: A Postmodern ‘Book of Beasts’ Investigating the Shifting Categories of Wild/Feral/Domestic”

Join us for a presentation with the editors of becoming-Feral: a creative research publication investigating the complex relationships between human/other-animals and the shifting categories of wild/feral/domestic.

One might say that we are living through wild times, that more-than human life is reacting to the colonial and capitalist anthropocentric projects of domestication/production and/or extinction. If domestication is the dominant mode of being within the wild/feral/domestic triad in late capitalism, will a departure from this territory entail the active process of becoming-feral?

This print and online publication features over 70 artists, historians, poets, naturalists, activists, and more. During the presentation, editors will share some provocative entries, from a series of crocheted cats to cow/human collaborations of Scandinavian folk singing to an investigation of New Mexico Trinitatis Nuclei Anthophora Apnea (an atomic digger bee).

This project is an outgrowth of the 2021 Feral Worlds CHE research group: Alexandra Lakind (UW-Madison), Addie Hopes (UW-Madison), Emery Jenson (UW-Madison), Sabrina Manero (UW-Madison), Bekka Sæter (independent artist), Josh Armstong (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), and Chessa Adsit-Morris (University of California-Santa Cruz).