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Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling

Commentary Type

Open Commentary

Abstract

In this dogologue, a writer and the dog who sits near her desk as she works speak. The dog is concerned about the fate of the world in the hands of humans. His urgent questions send the writer into the world of her own memories when she was a child alone with a horse in nature.

Author Biography

Karen Malpede kmalpede@jjay.cuny.edu, ecofeminist playwright, is author of 17 full-length produced plays, most recently, "Extreme Whether,” about climate change. She is co-founder of Theater Three Collaborative and adjunct professor of Theater and Environmental Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Hermes is a ten-year-old merle, though mainly black, cocker spaniel. He has always spoken and his human companion, a writer, has always voiced his words and answered him back.

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