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Materia Series on Animal Studies: Derrida, Haraway and Alegría

Discussants: Ximena Briceño and PhD student Monica VanBladel

Host: Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, DLCL

Time & Venue: Stanford campus, Pigott Hall (260-216) from 5:15pm to 7:05pm.

MATERIA -- a year-long workshop on contemporary critical studies that decenter the human -- begins its series on animal studies with a discussion of selections from Derrida's L'Animal que donc je suis (The Animal That Therefore I Am), from Donna Haraway’s When Species Meet, and, for any Spanish readers, from Ciro Alegría’s Los perros hambrientos. For readings please see Patricia Valderrama ( or Monica VanBladel (