How society makes monsters

Natalie Lawrence
TEDxWarwick 2016

In the well-documented outrage that erupted when an American dentist killed Cecil the lion, the trophy hunter was labelled a ‘monster’. Natalie's talk explores notions of the monstrous, and how they tie into ideas about morality.

Natalie is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, who has been working on the construction of novel creatures in natural history, and the intertwining of the emblematic and observational in modern natural history. In the well-documented outrage that erupted when an American dentist killed Cecil the lion, the trophy hunter was labelled a ‘monster’. Natalie explores notions of the monstrous, and how they tie into ideas about morality.

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