Writing

In Prep

Patchett, M. ‘Sites of Taxidermy Practice: Differently Figuring the Working of Bodies and Bodies at Work”, intended for Journal of Historical Geography.

Submitted/Under Review

Patchett, M. The Taxidermists Apprentice – Book Proposal.

Patchett, M. ‘Touching the Truth About Flesh: Negotiating Life, Death and Disgust in a Taxidermist’s Workshop’, submitted Body and Society.

Patchett, M. ‘Becoming Taxidermist: Stitching the Past, Present and Future of a Craft Together’, submitted Society and Space.

Forthcoming

Patchett M. (forthcoming) Bird of Paradise – Reaktion Books Animal Series.

Patchett, M. (guest editor – forthcoming) Strip Malls and Parking Lots, a special issue of CURB Magazine.

Published

Patchett M. and Lozowy, A. (2012) ‘Reframing the Canadian Oil Sands‘, in Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, 3(2).

Patchett M. (2012) ‘From on High to the Roadside: Scalar Aesthetics and the Canadian Oil Sands‘ in Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, 3(2).

Patchett M. and Shields, R. (2012) Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall, Space and Culture Publications.

Patchett M. and Shields, R. (2012) ‘The Design Competition as Public Engagement Method‘, in Patchett M. and Shields, R. (eds.) Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall, Space and Culture Publications.

Patchett M. and Shields, R. (2012) ‘The Future of Strip Malls‘, in Patchett M. and Shields, R. (eds.) Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall, Space and Culture Publications.

Enigbokan, E. and Patchett, M. (2012) ‘Speaking with Spectres: Experimental Geographies in Practice’, Cultural Geographies, 19(4) 535–546.

Patchett, M. (2012) ‘Alternative Ornithologies‘, Guest Editorial for special issue of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual CultureIssue 20: 5-8.

Patchett, M. (2012) ‘On Necro-Ornithology, Monstrosity and Botched Birds‘,  Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture Issue 20: 9-26.

Patchett, M. Foster, K. Gomez, G. and Roe, A. (2012) ‘Ruffling Feathers: Exhibiting the Monstrous Geographies of the Plumage Trade‘,  Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture Issue 20: 28-54.

Patchett, M. (2012) ‘Revisiting Wonder: Interview with Andrea Roe‘, Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture Issue 20: 123-134.

Foster, K. and Patchett, M. (2012) Stuffed Bird Attached. Collaborative artist bookwork for special issue of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture Issue 20.

Patchett, M. Foster, K. and Lorimer H. (2011) ‘The ‘Biogeographies’ of a Hollowed-Eyed Harrier’, in Alberti, S. (ed) The Afterlives of Animals: A Museum Menagerie, Virginia: University of Virginia Press.

Patchett, M. (2010) Putting Animals on Display: Geographies of Taxidermy Practice, University of Glasgow: Enlighten (Supervised by Dr Hayden Lorimer and Prof. Chris Philo, Examined by Prof. Nigel Thrift and Dr David Featherstone).

Patchett, M. (2008) ‘Tracking Tigers: Recovering the Embodied Practices of Taxidermy‘, Historical Geography 36, 17-39. (Invited paper forming part of special issue ‘Historical Geographies of Embodied Practice)

Patchett, M. and Foster, K. (2008) ‘Repair Work: Surfacing the Geographies of Dead Animals‘, Museum and Society 6(2), 98-122. (Invited paper forming part of special issue ‘Constructing Nature Behind Glass’)

Patchett, M. (2007) ‘Animal as Object: Taxidermy and the Charting of Afterlives‘ – web-essay accompanying the Blue Antelope exhibit and website, www.blueantelope.info

Selected International Conference Presentations/ Guest Lectures

‘Remotely Sensing the 1972 Greenland (Cape Farewell) Expedition’. Performative Installation to be presented at Royal Geographical Society–Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference (RGS London, August, 2011).

‘Ruffling Feathers: displaying dead birds using a non-anthropocentric approach’. Paper to be presented at Royal Geographical Society–Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference (RGS London, August, 2011).

‘Geographies of Excess: zoological collecting cultures from the 16th to 19th centuries’, Guest Lecture presented as part of the 300 level History of Art, Design and Visual Culture curriculum (Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, March 14th).

‘Making animal afterlives: the biogeographies of a hollow-eyed Harrier’. Presentation and accompanying art-work co-presented with Kate Foster at the seminar The Afterlives of Animals: A Museum Menagerie (The Manchester Museum, Manchester, December 2009).

‘Animal lives in artist’s hands: the artwork of Kate Foster, Andrea Roe and Emily Mayer’. Lecture presented at the Glasgow School of Arts’ lecture series (GSA, Glasgow, February 2009).

‘Dead biogeographies: and how to make them live’. Paper co-authored with Kate Foster presented at the Royal Geographical Society–Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference (RGS London, August, 2008).

‘Lively geographies of dead animals’. Poster co-produced with Kate Foster presented at the conference Nature Behind Glass at The Manchester Museum (Manchester, September 2007). The poster was awarded the Museums and Galleries History Group (MGHG) Poster Prize (£50) for most ‘innovative content’.

‘Tracking tigers: recovering the embodied practices of taxidermy’, Lecture given at the departmental seminar series of the Sociology Department, University of Aberdeen (Aberdeen, April 2008).

‘Taxidermy as a technology of enchantment’. Paper presented at the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference (RGS, London, August, 2007).

‘Matter of life and death: the embodied practice of taxidermy’. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers annual conference (San Francisco, April 2007).

‘Animal as object: taxidermy and the charting of afterlives’ presented at Making Animal Afterlives: a seminar bringing together work by artists and geographers using zoological collections (Hunterian Zoology Museum, University of Glasgow, November 2006).

One Response to Writing

  1. Pamela Banting says:

    Dear Merle, I would imagine you’ve already discovered Alissa york’s novel EFFIGY? It’s fantastic. Pamela Banting, U of C.

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