Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

"Burger" at the Toronto Vegetarian Society VegFest

The History, Business, Cultural Dynamics and Gender Politics of the Burger

The burger, long the All-American meal, is undergoing an identity crisis. From its shifting place in popular culture to the efforts, by investors such as Bill Gates, to seek to find the non-animal burger that can feed the world, the burger’s identity has become as malleable as that patty of protein, itself, before it is thrown on a grill. Carol Adams’s Burger is a fast-paced and eclectic exploration of the history, business, cultural dynamics and gender politics of the ordinary hamburger. After defining the burger as a modernist solution to protein delivery whose time has passed–and explaining why that is–Adams delves into the history of the veggie burger and the emergence of plant-based meats, including burgers.

For more information, see the Toronto Vegetarian Society's VegFest website.

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Sep
8
1:30 PM13:30

"Protest Kitchen" at the Toronto Vegetarian Society's VegFest

Protest Kitchen is an empowering presentation on the food and lifestyle choices anyone can make for positive change in the face of the profound challenges of our time. Our food choices not only affect personal health and the environment, but are also tied to issues of food justice, climate change, misogyny, national security, and racism, xenophobia, and bullying. Protest Kitchen is the first book to explore the ways in which a more plant-based diet challenges regressive politics and fuels the resistance. Drawing on the book of that title, the presentation combines social analysis of repressive values and how veganism is part of the resistance against them, with specific suggestions for change through “Daily Actions” and vegan recipes. It is empowering because it shows how veganism as a part of resistance provides a way to respond to a variety of issues that at first might not seem connected to veganism. It includes a discussion of including all animals within a compassionate framework, and the relationship between compassion and hospitality.

For more information check out the Toronto Vegetarian Society's VegFest website.

 

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Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

"Animal Ethics and Contemporary Politics": First Tom Regan Lecture at NC State

Animal philosophy and theory not only decenter the human; they also offer ways to question and challenge white privilege; to question masculine privilege and challenge patriarchy; and to question “American exceptionalism” and challenge xenophobia. It is important to understand the link between animal exploitation and other means of oppression—including Western definitions of the “human” as white and masculine, the role of Western colonialism in promoting meat and dairy, and the interaction between misogyny and the use of animals. The lecture will highlight the insights that arise through a dialogue between engaged animal ethics and the critique of contemporary political attitudes and actions.

More information here

Where? Withers Hall, Room 232A

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Withers Hall, 101 Lampe Drive, 

Raleigh, NC 27607

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Oct
25
5:15 PM17:15

Why The Sexual Politics of Meat matters in 2018 at Oxford University

I'll be speaking at Oxford University, updating the ideas of the sexual politics of meat and applying them to this current political moment, including discussions of the ongoing association of meat and masculinity, the use of misogyny in animal agriculture, and how literary criticism provided a way to conceptualize interlocking oppressions.

For more information check out the events page on Facebook.

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Feb
28
3:15 PM15:15

"The Burger in the Anthropocene" at the Brown Symposium XXXIX---“The Anthropocene”

The Brown Symposium is held at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. During the Symposiusm, there will be wonderful talks by several of us including Andrew Revkin, Robert Bullard, Chris Carter and myself. Join us for a thoughtful two days on the Anthropocene.

My talk will be on "The Burger in the Anthropocene"

The burger, long the All-American meal, is undergoing an identity crisis. From its shifting place in popular culture to the efforts, by investors such as Bill Gates, to seek to find the non-animal burger that can feed the world, the burger’s identity has become as malleable as that patty of protein, itself, before it is thrown on a grill. Carol J. Adams will explore the history, business, cultural dynamics and gender politics of the ordinary hamburger. After defining the burger as a modernist solution to protein delivery whose time has passed–and explaining why that is–Adams delves into the history of the veggie burger and the emergence of plant-based meats, including burgers.

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Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Ferment of Freedom

I'll be returning to my roots of Chautauqua County, New York to speak as part of  Fredonia State's Convocation Series, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote in New York State. I'll discuss activism, and being agents of change, and what it means to look past the species barrier to the status of the other animals. 

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Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

"Even Vegans Die" booksigning

I'll be signing copies of my new book, Even Vegans Die, co-written with Virginia Messina and Patti Breitman at Reverie Bakeshop, 1930 N. Coit Rd #140, Richardson, TX 75080.

Stop by and get some delicious vegan food and talk with me about why we chose this subject.  Hope to see you in June!

For more information on Reverie check out their website:

https://www.reveriebakeshop.com/

You can read an interview with us here:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201705/even-vegans-die-leaving-legacy-caring-and-compassion

And listen to an interview we did with "Our Hen House" here:

http://www.ourhenhouse.org/2017/04/episode-380-carol-adams-patti-breitman-virginia-messina-ken-spector/

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Mar
11
9:30 AM09:30

UPC's 7th Annual Conscious Eating Conference

(How) Does Religion/Atheism Help or Hinder Animal Rights/Respect for Animals/Ethical Veganism?

I'll be discussing Christianity, specifically "Christianity and Compassion: Confronting the Contradictions"

For some, Christian theology has been used to justify the consumption and use of animals; for others, Christianity is seen as a liberatory religion in which compassion is central to its belief and practice. Adams will briefly touch on key issues such as the meaning of “dominance” as it is introduced in Genesis 1, the connection between language about God and language about the other animals, the meaning of sacrifice, the way Communion language reifies the consumption of lambs, and will conclude with a discussion of the meaning of Christian veganism, drawing on the concept of “attention” from Christian mystic Simone Weil and proposing a Christology of veganism and that no more crucifixions are necessary.

For more information go to http://upc-online.org/forums/2017/

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Feb
26
2:00 PM14:00

The Sexual Politics of Meat Art Exhibit Sunday Colloquium

 I will be presenting “The history of the sexual politics of meat slide show: working with artists, liberating ideas and oppressive images” followed by a question and answer session.

There will also be a terrific panel discussion on "Women, Animals, and Art" with  the curators, and artists, and myself to address the theories found within The Sexual Politics of Meat. The panel moderator is Dr. Stephen F. Eisenman, author of The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights. 

http://theanimalmuseum.com/events/spom-opening-weekend/

 

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Feb
25
5:00 PM17:00

The Opening of the Sexual Politics of Meat Exhibit at the Animal Museum


I'll be among the guests this evening as we celebrate the opening of the exhibit. Joining me will be  Dr. Stephen F. Eisenman (author, The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights, Martin Rowe (Lantern Books), and the artists featured in the exhibition. There will be live jazz music from Stray Dog Song, wine, beer and vegan bites.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
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Curated by artists: Kathryn Eddy, Janell O'Rourke, and L.A. Watson, co-founders of ArtAnimalAffect. 

The Sexual Politics of Meat (SPOM) exhibition is a traveling show curated by artists: Kathryn Eddy, Janell O’Rourke & L.A. Watson, and features fourteen contemporary women artists whose work has been inspired by the eco-feminist theories presented in Carol J. Adams’ book, The Sexual Politics of Meat. The SPOM exhibition aims to not simply illustrate the ideas found in the book but instead, highlights how artists internalize theory and create original work as a result; the exhibit will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the book.

The Sexual Politics of Meat, by Carol J. Adams explores the ways that women and animals are marginalized and objectified in patriarchal cultures. Through an exploration of how persons might literally and metaphorically become “pieces of meat,” Adams analyses the object-status of nonhuman animals and its relationship to the objectification of women throughout visual and literary culture.

Through their work, the artists of SPOM examine intersecting oppressions based on gender, race and species, exploring what objectification means to them personally, politically and poetically. Working in a wide variety of media the artists of SPOM ask, “How does someone become something?”


Featured artists: Nava Atlas, Patricia Denys, Kathryn Eddy, Suzy González, Hester Jones, Renee Lauzon, Maria Lux, lynn mowson, Janell O’Rourke, Olaitan Valerie Callender-Scott, Angela Singer, Sunaura Taylor, L.A. Watson, Yvette Watt.

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Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

30th anniversary of the Canton, Ohio Veg*n Club

I'll be joining the members and guests of the Canton Vegetarian club to help celebrate their 30th anniversary!

At Chateau Michele, 2231 44th Street NW; Canton Ohio

People can make reservations for the dinner by calling Canton Vegetarian Club's voicemail at 330-649-0508 and following the prompts. Reservations are due by Monday, Oct 19 at 9 pm.  Price is $22 members of VCC and $24 non-members cash or check at the door. No credit cards. Four-course vegan meal will be served.

Please note: They tell me that online event notices saying you plan to attend are not accepted as dinner/lecture reservations.. 

They will let people come in at 8 pm to hear the lecture. Cost will be $5.

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Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

First Hearings: Carol J. Adams in conversation with Pamela Nelson

To celebrate the publication of her new collection of essays, The Carol J. Adams Reader,  WordSpace hosts the author as part of our First Hearings Series. Following the reading, she will be in conversation with Dallas artist Pamela Nelson.

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May
27
to May 28

Paris Conference on Making Milk: The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food

This will be an exciting interdisciplinary conference on milk, at which I am honored to be one of the speakers. 

 

Making Milk: The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food

 

EHESS, Paris, 27-28 May 2016

Lots of interesting papers to be presented. I'll be talking on Friday about "Feminized Protein: Meaning, Implications, and Representations"

Lots of other good papers, too. I'll be posting more information as it becomes available.

Location for Friday: “Salle Lombard,” 96 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris

 

 

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