An interdisciplinary panel and conversation about the book, Creaturely, by Devin Johnston, Ph.D., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Carlo Auditorium in Tegeler Hall.
A reception will follow the event.
- "The God of Creaturely: or, Believing is Seeing," by Harold K. Bush, department of English, about how reader response contributes to the metaphysical content of the book.
- "Creaturely as Anthology" by Rachel Greenwald Smith, department of English, about literature's role in structuring human attitudes toward non-human life.
- "What is it like to be an owl in St. Louis?" by Gregory Beabout, department of philosophy, about seeing the world through fresh eyes by entering into the forms of consciousness of other animals.
- "Message to Cormac McCarthy," by Stephen Casmier, department of English, about animal and human consciousness in Creaturely: especially crows.
- "Do Animals Think? And if They Do, Do They Know it?" by Shawn E. Nordell, department of biology, about the realm of animal thinking.
- Response by the author, Devin Johnston, department of English.