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Animals and Anthropomorphism, Nadine Gordimer Tribute, Prison

Presented by Matthew Sweet. Including a discussion about humans and animals, Athol Fugard with a tribute to the late author Nadine Gordimer and debating alternatives to prison.

Matthew Sweet looks at humans and animals. Novelist Karen Joy Fowler talks about her book We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves which looks at the consequences of introducing a primate into the family and Matthew discusses the human tendency to anthropomorphise with animal studies experts Susan McHugh and Giovanni Aloi.

From Cape Town the South African man of the theatre Athol Fugard pays tribute to his late friend and fellow activist the author Nadine Gordimer.

And Matthew asks David Wilson and Gerard Lemos, commentators on the penal system, whether there is an alternative to prison or if prison is the alternative.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Prison

    David Wilson and Gerard Lemos on whether there is an alternative to prison.

    Duration: 16:06

  • Nadine Gordimer Tribute

    Athol Fugard pays tribute to his late friend and fellow activist Nadine Gordimer.

    Duration: 08:04

  • Karen Joy Fowler

    Karen Joy Fowler Susan McHugh and Giovanni Aloi on Animals and Anthropomorphism.

    Duration: 19:30

Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer
You can hear the full 2012 interview with Nobel laureate and Booker Prize winner Nadine Gordimer here.

Animals and Anthropomorphism

Animals and Anthropomorphism

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler is out now


Susan McHugh will be appearing at the Reading Animals conference at the University of Sheffield which takes place from 17 to 20 July 2014.


Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Karen Joy Fowler
Interviewed Guest Susan McHugh
Interviewed Guest Giovanni Aloi
Interviewed Guest Athol Fugard
Interviewed Guest David Wilson
Interviewed Guest Gerard Lemos
Producer Harry Parker

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