Animals under Capitalism: Art and Politics

'Animals under capitalism: Art and Politics' conference

Date and place: 25th of May, 2016; the Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building (University of Bristol)

Registration now open!

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Plenary speakers

Professor Kate Soper 

A 1-day conference to be held on May 25, 2016, on the subject of ‘Animals under Capitalism: Art and Politics’. The conference aims to explore the relations between capitalism and animal life, and will emphasise the following themes:

  • the intersections between capitalism and the ‘Sixth Extinction’;
  • artistic representations of animals under the aegis of capitalism;
  • the biopolitics of domestication;
  • the development of industrial animal farms.

Plenary Speakers & Titles (Office document, 12kB)

The conference will be followed by a Roundtable on 26 May, which is open to the public (please register here). 
The event will comprise a postgraduate-led discussion on the lives of animals under the aegis of capitalism. Topics include animals and Marxism, animals in art, and animals and the law.

Date and place: 25 May, 2016; Old Council Chamber, University of Bristol 

The conference will begin at 09:00 and finish around 18:30. Lunch and refreshments will be included.

Key documents

The conference forms part of a  series of events running from 17th - 27th May for the Institute for Advanced Studies' theme of ANIMALS: Non-Human and Human ALIKE

More information

Please email Michael Malay ( if you have any enquiries.

Supported by the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts (BIRTHA)