Thalia Field

In her novel, Experimental Animals: A Reality Fiction (Solid Objects), Brown professor Thalia Field accomplishes several remarkable things as she blends a massive feat of research—20 years and hundreds of thousands of pages!—and translation (from French) with the study of the history of lab science and animal rights.

A story of exploration of what realism and experimentalism means now, Experimental Animals is partly the story of Claude Bernard, a 19th-century French physiologist and vivisectionist who introduced the scientific method to medicine, and partly the story of his disastrous marriage to Fanny Martin, an animal rights activist avant la lettre.

Field’s latest is “nothing less than a history—gorgeously fictional, purposefully essayistic—of how we got where we are.” – John D’Agata

Made at Hugo House fellows Beryl Clark and Gabrielle Bates will read from Field’s multi-voiced work as well as their own original work for this dynamic book launch.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Hugo House
1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104
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