Capture: The nineteenth-century landscape and wildlife in modernity.
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CAPTURE is a book that reveals how the drive to contain and record disappearing animals was a central feature and organizing pursuit of the nineteenth-century US cultural canon. In a conversation that ranges from references to Muybridge and Audubon, Poe and Hawthorne, Whitman and Thoreau, environmental humanities and biopolitics, presentation and representation, capture and captivity, (with a cameo from Sylvester Graham of the Graham cracker), Antoine Traisnel (author of CAPTURE) joins Michelle Neely (author of AGAINST SUSTAINABILITY) in a lively and rigorous discussion. Traisnel is assistant professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Michigan. Neely is associate professor of English at Connecticut College. This conversation was recorded in March 2021.
Against Sustainability: https://www.fordhampress.com/9780823288205/against-sustainability/
James Fenimore Cooper
Edgar Allan Poe
Jacques Derrida, The Animal That Therefore I Am
Rebecca Solnit, River of Shadows
John James Audubon
Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project
Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Michel Foucault and biopolitics
Henry David Thoreau
Sylvester Graham (of the Graham cracker)
Seed vault / Doomsday Vault