Paré’s Monsters

Research Blog | April 10, 2009

There’s a magnifabulous online book of the 1585 edition of  Oeuvresby Ambroise Paré, 16th century surgeon, considered the first humane surgeon to come out of the barber-surgeon tradition. He was also very interested in ‘monstrous’ forms. The book’s at the National Library of Medicine


Reading: Zoontologies, Carey Wolfe, ed.

Research Blog | April 6, 2009

Zoontologies, the Question of the Animal is a collection of essays about “those nonhuman beings called animals (who) pose philosophical and ethical questions that go to the root not just of what we think but of who we are. Their presence asks: what happens when the Other can no longer safely be assumed to be…