Animal Minds (ASLE conference June 2011; deadline for abstracts September 30, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ellen Bellanca / Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
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Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference June 22-26, 2011 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Literary, cultural, scientific, media studies, or other approaches to the notion of non-human animal "mind," including but not limited to animal consciousness and subjectivity; animal "voices" and literary ventriloquism; animal narrators; animal communication or emotion; concepts of animal souls, afterlife, etc. Please email a 300-word abstract and a brief bio by September 30 to:

Mary Ellen Bellanca
Associate Professor of English
University of South Carolina Sumter