The Greg Bredbeck Memorial Lecture: Daniel Heath Justice (The University of British Columbia)

Title: “Creaturely Kinship in the Capitalocene: Storying and Restoring Other-than-Human Relations at the End and Beginning of Worlds.”

Speaker Bio:
Daniel Heath Justice is a Colorado-born citizen of the Cherokee Nation who lives with human and other-than-human family in xwilkway (Halfmoon Bay, BC) in the traditional territories (swiya) of the shíshálh people. He is Professor of Critical Indigenous Studies and English at the University of British Columbia, which stands on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territory. His published work is mostly in Indigenous literary studies, Indigenous Studies, and animal cultural history, and his books including Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History (University of Minnesota Press), Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (Wilfrid Laurier University Press), and Badger (Reaktion Books). Forthcoming in 2021 are Raccoon (volume 100 in Reaktion’s Animal series), and, with co-editor Jean M. O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe), Allotment Stories: Indigenous Land Relations under Settler Siege (University of Minnesota Press). He coedited an issue of GLQ on Sexuality, Nationality and Indigeneity.

The annual Bredbeck Memorial Lecture was established in 2008 in honor of the late Gregory W. Bredbeck, the esteemed scholar of Renaissance literature and Queer Studies. His work helped shape the study of homoeroticism in Renaissance literature as well changing how we think with and about queer sexualities and literary traditions. Greg also taught some of the first animal studies courses at UCR.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 12:30pm

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