The way in which individuals use animals to construct identities will come under the spotlight at an Edge Hill University inaugural lecture today.
Entitled, It’s More Than Just Disney, will focus on how we view ourselves in relation to different types of animals and how the media and TV play a role in shaping these ideas.
Professor Claire Molloy will use the Dangerous Dogs Act in the 1990s as an example of how the Pit Bull breed but their owners were demonised.
She will share her research and lead a debate on the rise of ‘animal studies’, an interdisciplinary field which places animals at the centre of academic enquiry during her inaugural lecture to mark her new professorial appointment.
Claire became professor of film, television and digital media at Edge Hill last summer.
Her public lecture is free to attend but spaces are limited.
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Arrival is from 5pm with refreshments, ready for a 6pm start.