Australasian Animal Studies Association

CFP: Animal Studies Journal Special Issue ‘Flourish’ deadline 5 December

CFP: Animal Studies Journal Special Issue ‘Flourish’ deadline 5 December

Coinciding with and complementing the Australasian Animal Studies Association’s 2021 online conference ‘Flourishing Animals’ [see], Animal Studies Journal invites contributions to a special issue on this theme.

AASA’s conference focus emphasises the importance of nonhuman animal resilience, flourishing and vitality despite the current interrelated threats posed by anthropogenic crises and ongoing colonial power structures. Work in the areas outlined in the conference CFP will provide an important conversational counterpoint within animal studies, as the flourishing of animals takes on a vital significance.

As always, Animal Studies Journal encourages scholarly and creative practice research which has a strong sense of the work’s intervention in the field. For this special edition, submissions could include or address creative fiction, nonfiction or poetry and visual art; and engage with first nations and decolonizing philosophies and practices, hybridity, posthumanism, ferality, symbiosis, queer theory or entanglement.

Papers should be submitted by 5 December at latest via our website at and should adhere to ASJ guidelines. For any queries please contact:

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