The University of New England's Center for Global Humanities has released video of an important lecture on animal studies, titled "Narrating Companion Species," by Susan McHugh. McHugh is an associate professor of English at UNE who studies literary, visual and scientific stories of animals. Her book Animal Narratives: Forms of Species and Social Agency is forthcoming with University of Minnesota Press (2011) and will be a member of the Press's Posthumanities Series. Within the lecture, McHugh compares her work and her working background with that of Donna Haraway, one of the founders of the posthumanities and author of When Species Meet.
Check out the lecture, which is just under two hours long, here.