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Queering the species divide

By Corinne Ryan Teed, Anita Jung (adviser)

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Potential alliances between queers and animals populate queer scholarship, while dominant culture has relegated both groups to similar sites of subjugation and abjection. My work presents utopic visions crafted from these shared sites of marginalization and asks how they can enable new biopolitical communities. I ask: can we co-habitate, with non-human animals, these particular sites of marginalization in a manner that enables cross-species, affective solidarity? And can this co-habitation also encourage ruptures within heteronormative and human-centric paradigms? Rescuing the subjectivity and cultures of animals from extent subjugations can build new multispecies communities that are essential in an era of environmental devastation and climate change. Through printmaking, installation and time-based media, I explore real, psychological and metaphorical environments of cross-species encounters.


Katie Osborn

Date 2015
Pages 47
Publisher University of Iowa
Location of Publication Ames, IA 50011
Department Fine Artts
Degree Master of Fine Arts
URL http://ir.uiowa.edu/etd/1773/
Language English
University University of Iowa
  1. Animal roles
  2. Animal studies
  3. Ecology
  4. Homosexuality
  5. Media
  6. Pets and companion animals