Dr. Jodey Castricano
Associate Professor, Department of Critical Studies
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
CCS 377, 1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Animal Subjects 2.0
Critical Perspectives on Veganism
Eco-Cultures/ Critical Animal Studies / Eco-Criticism - Critical Theory (feminist, queer, gender studies)
Media and Digital Cultures/Digital Humanities / Virtual Reality / Narrative / HCI Theory
Researcher of the Month
Primarily my teaching is grounded in Eco-Criticism and Critical Animal Studies and turns upon the question of posthumanism as being “after humanism” and anthropocentrism. My teaching areas also include the history of ideas in the 19th century, (psychoanalysis), Gothic Studies and critical and cultural theory, including feminist, queer, and gender studies. I serve on a number of advisory boards for Critical Animal Studies journals and am a Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics at Oxford University, United Kingdom. http://www.oxfordanimalethics.com/index.php
- Animal Subjects: An Ethical Reader in a Posthuman World Wilfrid Laurier University Press)http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/press/Catalog/castricano.shtml
- Bringing The Collective Together
- "Testing the Limits": What Happens When Digital Humanities Meets Alternative Worldviews
Animal Subjects 2.0: An New Ethical Reader in a Posthuman World (forthcoming, Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2013)
Simon During, Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University, argues that cultural studies is "an academic field that we can define, without messing about, as the engaged analysis of contemporary cultures." In part, cultural studies interrogates racism, sexism, classism, and a host of other structural and systemic injustices, which exclude various Others from the category of "human subject". Despite its huge contributions, the field has largely failed to critically grapple with issues related to animals and animality. Yet given the area's political and intellectual commitments, it would seem well-suited to address speciesism and "the animal question."
“Bridge builders, such as Dr. Jodey Castricano, Professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, are laying major planks across the yawning gap between cultural studies and the animal question. In her new edited anthology” (Lauren Corman).Animal Subjects: An Ethical Reader in a Posthuman World, Castricano and other contributors examine the limits of humanism and challenge the traditional purview of cultural studies. In this interview, Castricano describes the tangible ethical and political consequences of such intellectual work for animals, and the importance of empathy in these approaches. As she stresses, it's not just animals' treatment but also their subjectivity that matters a great deal.
Subjects: An Ethical Reader in a Posthuman World, Castricano and other contributors examine the limits of humanism and challenge the traditional purview of cultural studies. In this interview, Castricano describes the tangible ethical and political consequences of such intellectual work for animals, and the importance of empathy in these approaches. As she stresses, it's not just animals' treatment but also their subjectivity that matters a great deal.
Last reviewed 7/27/2016 4:16:09 PM
Cultural Studies Series Editor
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
"Animal Subjects: An Ethical Reader inPosthuman World"
Number 37 . 36/1 Spring 2002 "
Guest Edited by Jodey Castricano