The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Vegetal Eroticism: Imagining Our Botanical Relations

Joela Jacobs

February 14, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Joela Jacobs – co-curator of Botanical Relations – is Assistant Professor of German Studies at the University of Arizona and the founder of the Literary and Cultural Plant Studies Network. She earned her Ph.D. in Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago, and her research focuses on the intersections of 19th-21st century German literature with Animal Studies, Environmental Humanities, Jewish Studies, the History of Sexuality, and the History of Science.

Several of Jacobs’ recent and forthcoming articles engage with plants, on topics such as “Crimes Against Nature,” “Plant Parenthood,” “Eden’s Heirs,” and “Phytopoetics.” She is currently working on a monograph, entitled Animal, Vegetal, Marginal: Being (Non)Human in German Modernist Grotesques, in which plants are agents in the creation and disruption of human identity (re)production.

The Botanical Relations Exhibition Reception will follow this talk at 5:00 p.m.

The talk comes with the cost of admission: $8 for adults; $6.50 for Seniors 65+; and free for Museum members, students with ID, faculty and staff, military personnel, AAM members, visitors with a SNAP card or Tribal ID, and children.

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