Animal Publics in Australia

The Australasian Animal Studies Association conference takes place from 12-15 July 2015 at the University of Melbourne. The title of this edition of the biannual gathering is Animal Publics:... Read more →

Cows, clicks, ciphers, and satire

by Tom Tyler Farmville, launched in 2009, is a social game developed by Zynga that can be played on Facebook. As its name suggests, the game is a farming simulation which allows players to g... Read more →

Horseplay: Equine performance and creaturely acts in cinema

by Stella Hockenhull Béla Tarr’s latest and reputedly final film, The Turin Horse (2011), takes its prompt from the story about an encounter that Nietzsche claims to have experienced with... Read more →

Cinematic slowness, political paralysis? Animal life in ‘Bovines’, with Deleuze and Guattari

by Laura McMahon Slow, contemplative films about animals represent a minor yet burgeoning trend in contemporary art cinema, including recent releases such as Sweetgrass (Lucien Castaing-Tayl... Read more →

Tasmanian tigers and polar bears: The documentary moving image and (species) loss

by Belinda Smaill Paleoanthropologists Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin project that one-half of the animal and plant species existing today will have vanished in the next one hundred years.[1... Read more →

When Lulu met the Centaur: Photographic traces of creaturely love

by Dominic Pettman Horsing around[1] Nietzsche … arranged a photograph of the three of us, in spite of strong objections on the part of Paul Rée, who suffered throughout his life from... Read more →

Why not look at animals?

by Anat Pick There’re fifteen remote-sensing cameras in my home range, plus infrared counters and barbed-wire snags to collect my hair. I suppose it’s like most of the surveillance that ... Read more →

Animals, images, anthropocentrism

by Barbara Creed and Maarten Reesink Animals are everywhere, yet nowhere. We live in a time of periodic outbreaks of global panic concerning the possibility of a bird flu epidemic. Also, we ... Read more →

We can haz film fest!: Internet Cat Video Festival goes viral

A festival devoted to internet cat videos set out on a 2014 cross-Canada tour with this promotional tagline – ‘All the cattiness of the film fest. But with cats.’ Just for Cats: Intern... Read more →

Editorial Necsus

In this Spring 2015 issue we are excited to present our second guest-edited special section, dedicated to ‘Animals’. Guest editors Barbara Creed and Maarten Reesink have assembled a cohe... Read more →