ASTRA Presents: Anne Milne
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
In this talk, I illuminate discourses of genetics in eighteenth-century animal breeding as they impact animals, agricultural labourers, and breeders – with a specific focus on the work of the yeoman farmer and master breeder, Robert Bakewell. Bakewell’s celebrity as an agricultural innovator is discussed as a cultural and aesthetic phenomenon in the context of his class position, his intuitive, unorthodox breeding practices, and the implications for the animal body as Britain rushed to address the needs of a burgeoning urban market for meat.
University of Guelph
4pm-5:20pm on Tues Nov 16, 2010
ASTRA aims to bring together researchers across University of Guelph whose interest lies at the intersection of the sciences, humanities and fine art.