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“Getting His Goat: Desire, Subjectivity, and Animal Husbandry in Robinson Crusoe”

In “Getting His Goat,” Professor Paul Kelleher explores the ways in which Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719) can be understood as a deep—often opaque and contradictory—meditation on how human subjectivity is produced through the interrelations between human and nonhuman animals. Kelleher further reveals how the practices of animal husbandry are central to the novel's obsession with the questions of “desire” and “mastery.”

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

McClung Tower and Plaza, 1210
1115 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Social Sciences


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public



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Ziona Kocher

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