Animals in Society

full name / name of organization: 
University of Missouri Cross-Disciplinary Project
contact email: 
mrfb7d@mail.missouri.edu

The MU Cross-Disciplinary Project (formerly known as “The Body Project”) invites all graduate students and related researchers to submit proposals for our fifth annual conference. The 2012 theme is “Animals in Society.” We welcome proposals for research or creative projects, including artworks, literature, performances, posters, papers and/or panels, and various other forms that escape our imagination but may live in yours.

Individual Proposals
For individual proposals, please submit the following documents:
• Curriculum vitae
• Cover Sheet indicating your name, the title of your work, the form your presentation will take [artworks and posters will be displayed throughout the day; individual papers, readings, or performances will be 20 minutes in length], and any audio/visual requirements for your presentation
• Abstract of approximately 300 words

Group/Panel Proposals
For group proposals, please submit the following documents:
• Curriculum vitae for each group/panel member
• Cover sheet indicating names of group members, the form your presentation will take [group panels or performances will be 60 minutes in length], and any audio/visual requirements for your presentation
• Abstract of approximately 500 words

Deadline for Proposals: January 31, 2012
Contact: Marissa Fugate, mrfb7d@mail.missouri.edu

The following are suggested categories, but proposals are not limited to this list:

Animal Citizenship
Human/Animal Divide
Dynamic Systems Disabilities and Animals
Narrative Theory
Nonhuman Agency Animal Aesthetics
Animals and Education
Food Production Technological Uses of Animals
Human/Animal Rights
Animals in War/Violence
Phenomenology Gender/Sexuality
Disease Anatomy/Physiology
Economic Impacts
Biopolitics
Affective Relationships
Cloning
Psychoanalysis
Cognition
Architecture/Sculpture
Genetic Manipulation
Hybridity
Music/Performance
Animals in Politcs
Urban/Rural Animals

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
graduate_conferences
interdisciplinary
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond