Category Archives: Books & Journals

CFP: Animals in World Religions

The journal Religions will be publishing a special issue on the subject of animals in world religions, to be edited by Dr. Anna Peterson.  In recent decades, nonhuman animals have become an important focus of scholarly work in the humanities and … Continue reading

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CFP: “We are Best Friends”: Animals in Society

The Journal Social Sciences will be publishing a special issue, with the theme of: “We are Best Friends”: Animals in Society, edited by Leslie Irvine. Friendships between humans and non-human animals were once dismissed as sentimental anthropomorphism. After all, who … Continue reading

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Journal News: “Political Animals: Ethics, Policy, and Practice.”

The study of human-animal relationships is now an established multi-disciplinary field. In addition, growing political debates over humanity’s troubled relationship with animals spanning the wild-domestic spectrum makes nonhuman animals a matter of pressing environmental, social, and global concern. As our … Continue reading

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Animal Studies Journal – Dairy Issue now online

The latest edition of Animal Studies Journal is now online, presenting research related to the dairy industry. The papers cover a range of perspectives, from the uses of female bodies and the mystification of milk, to the fate of calves, … Continue reading

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Animal Studies Journal 7.1 out now

The latest edition of Animal Studies Journal is out now! This issue comprises articles from a range of disciplinary perspectives, all addressing the need for change in human-animal relations, with many raising questions of intersectionality and activism. You will also find … Continue reading

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Some new publications in Animal Studies

Giovanni Aloi, Speculative Taxidermy: Natural History, Animal Surfaces, and Art in the Anthropocene (Columbia University Press, 2018): https://cup.columbia.edu/book/speculative-taxidermy/9780231180719 David Herman, ed., Animal Comics: Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives (Bloomsbury, 2018): https://bloomsbury.com/us/animal-comics-9781350015319/ David Herman, Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life (Oxford … Continue reading

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New Issue of Animal Studies Journal – Sanctuary edition

The latest issue of the Animal Studies Journal is now available online: Current Issue:  Volume 6, Number 2 (2017) “This special sanctuary edition of the Animal Studies Journal is dedicated to Minuet, who died not long ago after living an … Continue reading

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Book release: A Transnational History of the Australian Animal Movement, 1970-2015

A Transnational History of the Australian Animal Movement, 1970-2015, by Gonzalo Villanueva has just been released. This book offers the first transnational historical study of the creation, contention and consequences of the Australian animal movement.  http://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9783319625867

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Call for papers for a Special Issue on Animal Nationalisms

Animal nationalisms: Multispecies cultural politics, race, and nation un/building narratives Special Issue Proposal for the Journal of Intercultural Studies Yamini Narayanan (Deakin University) and Kathryn Gillespie (Wesleyan University) Animals have long been entangled with global cultural politics of nation-building and … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – Journal of Urban affairs

The Journal of Urban Affairs is planning a special issue on animals in the city.  It will include papers that focus on the environmental, health, safety, ethical, and cultural implications of animals in the city and the human-animals interactions that … Continue reading

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