ASU Book Group: 'Animal Revolution' by Ron Broglio
The ASU Book Group's April 2023 reading selection is "Animal Revolution” by Ron Broglio. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon–1 p.m. with two different options for attendance: either in-person at the Piper Writers House or virtually on Zoom (registration required for online attendance). In-person attendees are invited to join the author for lunch after at the University Club, no-host.
Haven't read the book? Come anyway! Authors are always present.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to linger, many scholars among the Homo sapien variety of animal have found themselves pondering more than usual the relationship between themselves and their non-human counterparts. Broglio’s creative non-fiction book takes a hard look at real-life incidents of animals crossing boundaries between their world and humans'–from reports of radioactive boar invading towns to jellyfish disarming battleships.
Ron Broglio is a professor of English at ASU, where he also directs the Desert Humanities Initiative in the Institute for Humanities Research.
About the book group:
The ASU Book Group meetings and selections for 2022–23 are:
- Sept. 28: "Now in Color" by Jacqueline Balderrama
- Oct. 26: “Manifesting Justice" by Valena Beety
- Nov. 30: “Dear Diaspora” by Susan Nguyen
- [NEW DATE] Dec. 21: “To Live and Die in El Valle” by Oscar Mancinas
- Jan. 25: “Fat in Four Cultures” by Cindi SturtzSreetharan, Alexandra Brewis, and Amber Wutich
- Feb. 22: “Desert Divide” by Kelli Donley
- March 29: "A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman” by Lindy Elkins-Tanton
- April 26: “Animal Revolution” by Ron Broglio
The ASU Book Group is sponsored as a community outreach initiative by the Department of English and organized in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.