Professor Kari Weil will speak in COL’s Works in Progress series on Wednesday, March 23 at 4:15 PM in the COL Lounge. Her talk is entitled,
Civilization and the Dog’s Discontents, or Desperate Housepets, A Reading of Virginia Woolf’s “Flush.“
Kari Weil received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and has published widely on 19th and 20th century literature, feminist theory, literary representations of gender (especially in France) and more recently on theories and representation of animal otherness. Her course, “Animal Subjects,” which she taught at the California College of the Arts, won the United States Humane Society’s “Best Course Award” in 2006. Her talk will be taken from her book, “Thinking Animals,” which is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.