About the Author

Liza B. Bauer

E-Mail: Liza.bauer@gcsc.uni-giessen.de

Liza B. Bauer, M.A. is a doctoral researcher at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) and holds a graduate scholarship from the Justus Liebig University Giessen. She studied Anglophone Studies in Marburg and Giessen and is currently working on her dissertation entitled Livestock in the Laboratory of Literature: The Cultural and Ethical Work of Farm Animal Representations in Anglophone Literary Thought Experiments. She further functions as one of the coordinators of the interdisciplinary research section “Human-Animal Studies” at her university’s Graduate Centre for the Study of Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Law (GGS) and works as an academic assistant for the International PhD program “Literary and Cultural Studies” (IPP) at the GCSC.

Contributions by Author: Liza B. Bauer

09/03/2020 _Perspective

Of Animal Love and Abuse

Exploring Ambivalent Human-Animal Relationships in Tiger King (2020) during the COVID-19 Pandemic

On April 11, 2020, Girls star Lena Dunham tweeted the following: “Text from my mother: By the way we stopped watching tiger [sic] came because there are no nice people except the Tigers. #TigerKing”. [1] Amidst the vast array of tweets, posts, memes, or other social media content referring to what now counts as one of the most popular Netflix productions to date, Dunham’s post sparked my interest in the show. […]