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Ron Broglio

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Deploying literature, philosophy, and art, Ron Broglio’s works on how nonhuman dwelling and comportment can help us rethink human culture, habitation, and how we weigh upon the planet.  His research focuses on how philosophy and aesthetics can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment.His work Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art (University of Minnesota Press 2011) develops a language for animal studies through examination of contemporary art and phenomenology. His book Technologies of the Picturesque: British Art, Poetry, and Instruments 1750-1830 (Bucknell 2008) develops the phenomenological engagement between bodies and technology in the British landscape aesthetic.  Current projects include a dairy cattle art installation at the University of Waterloo, a book project on British Romantic peasant poetry and agriculture, and a manifesto on the animal revolution.