[UPDATE} Biocentrism and Nonhuman Ethics/PAMLA (October 31-November 2) Deadline is May 15, 250-word abstract

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Melissa Brotton/PAMLA
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Biocentrism and Nonhuman Ethics
This panel is seeking papers that analyze or describe literature or historical events from the angle of human-nonhuman interactions, especially as they relate to ethics and ecology. Ecocritical or ecotheological perspectives are preferred but other perspectives are welcome.
Paper proposals are due by midnight May 15. The online form to submit proposals is available at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals . If you have any questions about how to submit a proposal, you may contact me (svonkin@netzero.com ) or Heather Wozniak, PAMLA's terrific webmaster: webmaster@pamla.org .

From Craig Svonkin:

Our 2014 PAMLA Conference is certain to be enjoyable and intellectually exciting. I hope you'll consider joining us, and do please let your colleagues, friends, and students know about PAMLA as well! If you wish to propose a paper for the conference, be sure to do so via our online paper submission system before the May 15 deadline.

Our 2014 PAMLA Conference (see http://www.pamla.org/2014 for more information) will be held on Friday, October 31 (Halloween, beginning in the morning) through Sunday, November 2 (ending at approximately 3 pm), at the brand-new, beautiful Riverside Convention Center, in Riverside, California. Downtown Riverside is a hidden gem of Southern California, approximately an hour's drive from LA, Laguna Beach, Joshua Tree, and Palm Springs, and about 90 minutes from San Diego. With its historic Mission Inn, many fine restaurants, boutiques, and museums, its almost-always lovely fall weather, and its proximity to so much of Southern California's natural beauty and cultural sites, Riverside is a truly lovely and relaxing site for our conference.