CFP: Animals and Society II: Considering Animals (Australia) (2/16/07; 7/3/07-7/6/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Leane

Animals and Society II: Considering Animals
3-6 July 2007
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Following on the success of the inaugural Animals and Society
Conference held at the University of Western Australia in 2005, the
Animals and Society Study Group (Australia) and the University of
Tasmania are pleased to be hosting Animals and Society II:
Considering Animals.

The conference aims to bring together researchers from a broad range
of academic disciplines spanning the humanities, social sciences and
physical sciences, as well as representatives from non-government
organisations, industry and government, to examine the relationships
between animals and humans from social, cultural, historical,
geographical, environmental, moral, legal and political perspectives.

The burgeoning academic field of human-animal studies is rapidly
gaining international prominence. Considering Animals provides an
important opportunity for researchers to share knowledge and
experience in this exciting field and will encourage a critical
approach to our relations with non-human animals. We see this
conference as consolidating the field of human-animal studies in
Australia and particularly welcome contributions from new
disciplinary areas.

Keynote speakers: Steve Baker, Helen Tiffin, Adrian Franklin, Tim Low

Papers are invited on topics addressing human-animal relations,
particularly those relating to one or more of the areas listed below:
- animals in human histories, humans in animal histories
- animal agency and performativity
- animals out of place, wildlife in the city
- wild, domesticated, native, introduced, companion animals
- animals at work, animals in sport
- animals and ethics, religion, politics, law
- human health, animal health, veterinary and medical science
- zoos, circuses and rodeos
- extinction, experimentation, modification, management of animals
- representations of animals in popular culture, media, literature,
science and technology

Presentations will be 15 minutes long, with 5 minutes for discussion.
Abstracts of up to 250 words should be submitted electronically by
accessing the website and following
the links to the Speakers Zone. Abstracts are due by 16 February
2007. The organising committee is exploring publication options
stemming from the conference and will provide further information
closer to the time.

-------------------------------Dr Elizabeth LeaneLecturerSchool of English, Journalism and European LanguagesUniversity of TasmaniaPrivate Bag 82Hobart TAS 7001AUSTRALIAPh: +61 (0)3 6226 2894Fax: +61 (0) 3 6226 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Sun Nov 05 2006 - 20:39:42 EST