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CFP: Conference – Animal Suffering

2015 February 2
by Shared by Steve Rust

It is not entirely clear from the cfp whether film/media proposals would be considered but interested parties are welcome to contact the conference organizers to find out. From the conference title and description it seems likely that they would welcome ecomedia scholars.

Animal Suffering: Inter-Disciplinary Investigations in Animal Studies

Southwestern College – Winfield, KS, USA

October 22 and 23, 2015

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the question of animal suffering.  Papers might examine (but are not limited to):

•       Representations of Animals and animal suffering in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
•       Animals in Disability, Gender, and Postcolonial studies
•       Animal Rights and/or Virtues
•       Animals as Wildlife and Household Pets
•       Farming, Fishing, and Hunting Practices
•       Treatment of Animals in the Mid-West
•       Animals and Theories of Environmental Justice
•       Human-Animal Studies
•       Companionship, Cooperation, and/or Friendship with Animals

Proposals not exceeding 350 words to be sent to and jacob.goodson@sckans.eduby May 7th 2015.

Southwestern College is AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education), ACUPCC (American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment), KACEE (Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education), and the Kansas Green Schools Network.

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