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Ronald Broglio

Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
Lincoln Center Affiliated Faculty
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
Biography

Working in areas of animal studies and culture, British Romanticism, and contiential philosophy. 

Senior Scholar at the Global Institute of Sustainability

Affiliation with Arts, Media, and Engineering

Research Interests

Ron Broglio's 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 books Beasts of Bruden: Biopolitics, Labor, and Animal Life in British Romanticism (SUNY 2017) and Technologies of the Picturesque: British Art, Poetry, and Instruments 1750-1830 (Bucknell 2008)  develop the phenomenological engagement between bodies and technology in the British landscape aesthetic.  Current projects include votive candles for endangered species and a manifesto on the animal revolution.

For more details, see http://www.public.asu.edu/~rbroglio/

Publications

Books

Beasts of Burden: Biopolotics, Labor, and Animal Life in British Romanticism. State University of New York Press, 2017

Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. Awarded the ASU Institute for Humanities Research Transdisciplinary Book Award 2013

Technologies of the Picturesque. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2008.

Editor. You Must Carry Me Now: The Cultural Lives of Endangered Species. Forlaget 284 Publishers, October 2015. This is an artist book Trout Fishing in American and Other Stories with a collection of essays from the exhibition symposium. 264 pages.

Editor with Fredrick Young. Being Human: Between Animals and Technology.  New York: Routledge, 2015.

a few Recent Articles

“Animality.” Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies. Eds, Lynn Turner, Ron Broglio, and Undine Sellbach. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, Winter 2017.

“Romanticism” Cambridge Companion to Literature and Posthumanism. Ed. Bruce Clarke and Manuela Rossini. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Fall 2016.

“Sheeps, Fairies, and Hogg: Biopolitics of the Ettrick Shepherd.” Essays in Romanticism. 21.2 (2014): 125-140.

“When animals and technology are beyond human grasping.” Special issue We have Never Been Human: From Techne to Animality for Angelaki 18:1 (Spring 2013): 1-9.

“Docile Numbers and Stubborn Bodies: Population and the Problem of Multitude” Special Issue “Numbering” for Romantic Circles Praxis (Spring 2013).

“Abandonment: Giving Voice in the Desert.” Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (Spring 2013). 

     

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 401Topics in Critical Theory
ENG 494Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 586Theories of Contemporary Art
ENG 602Adv Studies Theory/Criticism
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 494Special Topics
ENG 504Cross-Cultural Studies
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 535Study 18/19th Cent Britsh Lit
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 425Studies in Romanticism
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 494Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 401Topics in Critical Theory
ENG 425Studies in Romanticism
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 401Topics in Critical Theory
ARS 591Seminar
ENG 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Ron Broglio. Pets and Meat. North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Vancouver CA (Aug 2010).
  • Ron Broglio. "Curious Incidents in the Animal Revolution". Society for the Study of Literature, Science, and Art (Nov 2009).
  • Ron Broglio. "Animal-Human-techne". Critical Media Lab, University of Waterloo (Oct 2009).
  • Ron Broglio. "Peasants and Animals, Labor and Vulnerability: Studies from life that ought not to be copied,". North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (May 2009).
  • Ron Broglio. "What would be an animal revolution?". Art and Research series (Nov 2008).
  • Ron Broglio. "A Left-handed Primer for Approaching Animal Art". The Animal Gaze symposium, London Metropolitan University, London, UK (Nov 2008).
  • Ron Broglio. "Camouflage: Romantic Animal Poetics then and now". North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (Sep 2008).
  • Ron Broglio. "Logic of the Surface". British Animal Studies Network, University of London, London, UK (Jul 2008).
  • Ron Broglio. "The Social Context for George Stubb's Bulls Fighting". Educational Program. The Yale Center for British Art, Yale, New Haven, CT, (Apr 2008).
  • Ron Broglio. "From Mastery to Vulnerability". Finding Animals Symposium (Apr 2008).
  • Ron Broglio. "Incidents in the Animal Revolution". Animality: Revolutions to come (Apr 2008).
  • Ron Broglio. "Staying on the Surface of Things: Nagel, Uexkull, and Contemporary Animal Art". Visualizing Animals Symposium. Penn State University, University Park, PA (Apr 2007).
  • Ron Broglio. "Biotech and Cattle". Cultural Studies Association Conference (Apr 2007).
  • Ron Broglio. "Biopower and Livestock". Cultural Studies Association Conference (Apr 2007).
Honors / Awards

Provost’s Humanities Fellow 2015. ASU full calendar year of 2015. 

Visiting Scholar and Artist for Critical Media Lab, University of Waterloo, Fall 2009. 

Residential Fellow, Yale Center for British Art, Spring 2008.

Robert R Wark Fellow, Huntington Library, Summer 2006. 

--- Grants---

ASU IHR Seed Grant Stepping Forward: Walking between Art and Thought. Co-PI with Angela Ellsworth and Heather Lineberry. 2015.

“Life Overlooked” Citizen Scientist Citizen Engagement grant. OKED, ASU. Fall 2014. Co-PI Joni Adamson.

“Humanities in the Anthropocene” Mellon Foundation. 2013-15. Collaborator and lead for Animals in the Anthropocene group. Co-PIs: Sally Kitch and Joni Adamson. 

 “The Endeavor: Humanties-Art-Science Collaboration” CLAS seed grant, ASU, 2013.  Co-PI with Adriene Jenik (Director Herberger School of Art and Design) and Ann Kinzig (Head of Research rksat ASU Global Institute of Technology).

“Visualizing Sustainability: Material and Image Artifacts for Realizing Environmental Sustainability Goals of Diverse Discourse Communities” Global Institute of Sustainability Seed Grant, ASU, 2013. For 2013-15.  Co-PI with Peter Goggin. Funded Trout Fishing in America and Other Stories.

Culture and Animals Foundation Grant, Summer 2008. 

 

Editorships

Being Human: Between Animals and Technology. Editor with Fredrick Young. New York: Routledge, 2015. 

“We have Never Been Human: From Techne to Animality.” Angelaki 18.1 (Spring 2013). With Fredrick Young. Including Introductory essay by Ron Broglio “When Animals and Technology are Beyond Human Grasping” (pages 1-9) and “After Animality, Before the Law” interview with Cary Wolfe (pages 181-189). 

“Animals and Art.” Art and Research 4.1. (Fall 2011).

“Romanticism and the New Deleuze.” Romantic Circles Praxis (Winter 2007). With Robert Mitchell.

“Animal Studies.” Configurations 14.1/14.2. (Winter-Spring 2006). With Richard Nash.

“Digital Designs on Blake.” Romantic Circles Praxis (January 2005).

Service

Advisory Board, Romantic Circles. 2014-present.

Vice President, Society for Literature, Science, and Art. 2012-present.

Board member of Art and Research journal. Glasgow School of Art. 2008-present.

Board member of Antennae journal. 2008-present.

Publications Committee Configurations. 2010-2012.

Book Review Editor Configurations. 2005-2010.

Associate Editor Romantic Circles. 2000-2009.