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Becoming Animal with the Victorians conference 4-5 February, Paris

2016 January 10
Entrance to the still operational animal cemetery in Paris

Entrance to the still operational animal cemetery in Paris

I am delighted to be speaking at the forthcoming conference at the University Paris Diderot on “The changing feline-human relationship in nineteenth century Britain.” I will be arguing that the relationship between cats and humans did change in different ways. Although some have argued that we cannot get beyond human written materials to understand animal experience I want to argue that the very range of materials that exists can give insights that go beyond human representation of animals. Amongst other things I have recently become interested in “cat’s meat men and women” in the nineteenth century and will include some discussion of the reason for the growth in this trade.

For further details of the conference and how to register click here.

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