[UPDATE] CFP: Early American Animal Studies, SEA-OIEAHC, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

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Society of Early Americanists - Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
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Call for Proposals (DEADLINE EXTENDED):
SEA-ASLE Roundtable in Early American Animal Studies
SEA-OIEAHC Conference, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015

In recent years, Animal Studies has gained increasing prominence among literature scholars, particularly among those working in the environmental humanities. This roundtable invites early American considerations of non-human animals, broadly conceived. We welcome papers that examine literary or visual texts as well as material artifacts.

We seek exciting work and work-in-progress that would benefit from presentation in a roundtable format. Recognizing that discussion among roundtable participants and between participants and the audience members can yield productive results, we seek abstracts of projects that could be presented briefly (say, five to ten minutes) and that would benefit from cross-pollinations.

Please submit to Lauren LaFauci (laurenlafauci@icloud.com) an abstract of the work you would present (ca. 100-200 words) and a brief scholarly biography or abbreviated c.v. by September 5th.

Selected projects presented at the conference will be considered for inclusion in an edited collection to be submitted to Lexington Books' Ecocritical Theory and Practice series.

Note: This roundtable will be proposed as the official panel of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) at SEA-OIEAHC. Interested roundtable participants need not be members of ASLE to present at the ASLE-sponsored SEA panel, but all conference participants must be members of SEA. For more information on ASLE, please see www.asle.org. For more information on the SEA-OIEAHC conference, please see http://oieahc.wm.edu/conferences/annual/cfp/index.cfm.