Carol Freeman is an award-winning academic who has lived in Tasmania for 26 years. Her writing connects art, science and history in innovative and provocative ways. She has published in a wide range of publications—from books to exhibition catalogues and art magazines—on topics such as the politics of picturing animals, the cultural histories of extinct species and cloning. These include a co-edited book Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations; essays “The Last Image: Julia Leigh’s The Hunter as Film” and “Ending Extinction: The Quagga, the Thylacine and the ‘smart human’”; as well as the catalogue essay “Reconstructing the Animal” for an exhibition at Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian College of the Arts. Carol now plans to extend her writing into new areas, focusing on a trial and the history of a seaside hotel.
Review of Paper Tiger:
“This book is a remarkable achievement. Freeman tells the story of the thylacine is an original and deeply affecting way. We learn about the animals . . . and the ravaging impact that human ideas had upon them. Freeman writes thoughtfully, carefully, and with force, and the book is a very good read.”
Nigel Rothfels, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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