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Symposium on the "Animal Turn"

Event Type
Animal Turn Reading Group and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)
Apr 2, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020   All Day
Jane Desmond
Originating Calendar
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)

This day and half symposium sponsored by The Animal Turn Research Cluster will highlight work being done across the university in engaging with historical, conceptual, artistic philosophical, humanistic and social scientific dimensions of human relations with animals and with the more-than-human world.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University

For more information, please contact Jane Desmond ( or Jamie Jones (

Our opening keynote speaker Dr. Lori Gruen is sponsored by Millercom, with additional support from the departments of Anthropology, English, Philosophy, the Unit for Critical Theory and Interpretation, the College of Law, and the Department of French and Italian.

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