Festival Program


Hayley Singer: The Fleischgeist

Fri 31 Aug, 2.30pm
Animal Church at 524 Flinders

Flesh, meat culture, embodied resistance, ruthless commodification, queer animal-human corporealities…writer and academic Hayley Singer explores the concept of the fleischgeist through novels that tell stories of meaty bodies. Singer will be joined in conversation by Laura Jean McKay.

This session contains content related to animal death and sexism.

This session is $22/$19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.


1 hour

Session code


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Session Artists

Laura Jean McKay writes about humans and other animals. She is the author of Holiday in Cambodia, shortlisted for three national book awards in Australia. She won the Alan Marshall short story award, and has been an Asialink and Martin Bequest scholarship recipient. She recently completed a PhD.

Hayley Singer is a writer and academic working on her first book, The Fleischgeist: a Haunting. She is a research associate of the Melbourne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and regularly writes the ecologies column for the quarterly attack journal The Lifted Brow.

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