Considering Animals Launched!

“Thoughtfully conceived, effectively executed, and a very important contribution to the field of Animal Studies” is how Nigel Rothfels describes Considering Animals, an exciting new collection from Ashgate.

The volume was formally launched at the 4th Biennial Australian Animal Studies Group conference that took place from July 10th through 13th. There Nigel Rothfels, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and author of Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo (2002), responded enthusiastically to the publication of the volume:

“It was an honor to be asked to help launch the book and a pleasure to reflect a bit about the origins of the project. The editors and contributors never lose track of how ‘considering animals’ is about not only how humans think about other animals in the world, but also how other animals think about us in the world! It was inspiring to read the completed volume, and it was an intellectual and personal pleasure to meet the editors and several contributors during my time in Brisbane.”

From left to right: Nigel Rothfels, Elizabeth Leane, Carol Freeman, and Yvette Watt. We don't know the name of the eagle on the far left.

Ashgate congratulates volume editors Carol Freeman, Elizabeth Leane, and Yvette Watt—as well as the contributors—on the publication of Considering Animals. We are proud to have this timely volume in Ashgate’s growing list in Animal Studies.

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