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Uploaded on Sep 15, 2011
Cary Wolfe presented his lecture as part of the Townsend Center for the Humanities' Forum on the Humanities and the Public World. Wolfe is Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice University, where he is also Chair of the English Department. A scholar of animal studies and posthumanism, systems theory and pragmatism, biopolitics and biophilosophy, his books and edited collections include Animal Rites: American Culture, The Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory; the edited collection Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal; and, most recently, What Is Posthumanism?