Singer, Dr Hayley

Singer, Dr Hayley

Subject Coordinator, tutor and supervisor

University of Melbourne

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Research interests / activities:

My primary research focus is on developing and articulating a concept called the fleischgeist. To speak of the fleischgeist is to speak of a social and cultural phenomenon wherein humans are haunted by the violence of intensive animal agriculture, and its interconnected forms of destruction.


Outputs: ‘Writing the Fleischgeist’ in Animal Studies Journal Vol 5, No. 2. ‘Singer, H. ‘Meat, Art and the Lives and Deaths of Animals.’ LitHub (2017). posted to: Singer, H. ‘Death Frames.’ The Lifted Brow 35 (2017). Singer, H. ‘The Pharmaco-carnist regime: some notes on an era’. The Lifted Brow 34 (2017).
Potential areas for collaboration: Examination of portrayals of women, non-human animals and plant life in contemporary literature. In particular, contemporary literature written by women. The imaginal ecologies of meat – exploring images of women and animals as meat in fiction. Writing ‘beyond the human’ – writing praxis that engages with poetics, politics and ethics that move beyond Western culture’s dominant human centred narrative perspectives.
Potential areas for research supervision: Ecofeminist theory; Creative writing; Animal studies; Meat studies; Anthropocene ghost studies
Website/blog: Academia
Reading group: HRAE Knowing Animals Reading Group, University of Melbourne