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Socialist Beasts: The Animal Bloc
December 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
A conversation with Fahim Amir, Troy Vettese, and Stephen F. Eisenman, moderated by Jules Gleeson
The COVID-19 crisis has brought political nature into full view. In this roundtable, Fahim Amir (Being & Swine), Troy Vettese (Half-Earth Socialism), and Stephen F. Eisenman (The Cry of Nature) speak with Jules Gleeson (Transgender Marxism, forthcoming) about the nature of capitalism and capitalist natures, and pivotal role animals play in revolutionary social change.
Fahim Amir is a Viennese philosopher and author. He has taught at various universities and art academies in Europe and Latin America. His research explores the thresholds of natures, cultures and urbanism; art and utopia; and colonial historicity and modernism. His book Being & Swine is avaliable from Between the Lines books.
Troy Vettese is an environmental historian and currently a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University. His book, Half-Earth Socialism, co-authored with Drew Pendergrass, will be published by Verso in the spring of 2022.
Stephen F. Eisenman is a professor at Northwestern University and author of ten books including The Abu Ghraib Effect (Reaktion, 2007), The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights (Reaktion, 2015) and with Sue Coe, Zooicide – Seeing Cruelty, Demanding Abolition (AK Press: 2018) His chapbook (with Coe), American Fascism Now, (2020) was published by Rotland Press. He is co-founder and Director of Art and Strategy at Anthropocene Alliance.