Speciesism, Identity Politics, and Ecocriticism: A Conversation with Humanists and Posthumanists

  title={Speciesism, Identity Politics, and Ecocriticism: A Conversation with Humanists and Posthumanists},
  author={Lucinda Cole and Donna Landry and Bruce Boeher and Richard Nash and Erica Fudge and Robert Markley and Cary Sue Wolfe},
  journal={The Eighteenth Century},
  pages={106 - 87}
A electronic conversation aimed at confronting "speciesism," and constructing what Cary Wolfe calls a "posthumanist theory of the subject." 

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