Loving Animals: Historical Reflections on Bestiality, Zoophilia and Post-Human Love

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What is meant by ‘love’ between human and nonhuman animals? Why is sex with animals such a taboo? It is only in very recent years that some people have begun to undermine the absolute prohibition on zoosexuality. 

Are their arguments dangerous, perverted, or simply wrongheaded? What does it mean to love nonhuman animals? More pertinently: what does it mean to love? 

This book launch will look at the history of debates about human sexual encounters with other species.

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This event was on Mon, 09 Nov 2020

Joanna Bourke

Professor Joanna Bourke

Professor of Rhetoric

Professor Bourke is Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College.

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