Writing Animals Literary Salon


The final event of the Animal Studies Theme Area academic year.

Start Date

6th Dec 2018 5:30pm

End Date

6th Dec 2018 7:30pm


School of Creative Arts | Hunter Street Cafeteria

RSVP / Contact Information or 0401 479 261


The final Animal Studies Research Group event will take the form of a salon where literary scholars will share readings of their work in an informal setting over drinks and nibbles. We welcome your contributions!

Special guests:

Sue Pyke teaches creative writing, literature and environmental studies at the University of Melbourne. Her forthcoming monograph, Animal Visions, explores the political potential in posthumanist dream writing (Palgrave). Her other works focused on cross-species relations include: a lyrical essay on snake citizenship (The Materiality of Love Routledge 2017); a literary analysis of violence against people, horses and dogs in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture, Palgrave Macmillan 2017); an analysis of the ethics in animal advocates’ use of drones (with Claire McCausland and Siobhan O’Sullivan, Animal Studies Journal 2018); a reading of sublimity and cross-species metamorphosis in contemporary literature (TEXT, 2017); a consideration of divinity and the literary avian (Otherness, 2016); and a personal essay about going vegan in the wake of a dairy farming childhood (Southerly, 2013).

Hayley Singer is a writer and academic working on her first book, The Fleischgeist: a Haunting. She is a research associate of the Melbourne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and regularly writes the ecologies column for the quarterly attack journal, The Lifted Brow.  

There will be the option for dinner after the event (at own cost) too.

Please RSVP to or 0401 479 261 indicating attendance and any dietary requirements (all food will be vegan).