Australasian Animal Studies Association

BASN Online Meeting: Animal Borderlands

BASN will be online for the meeting ‘Animal Borderlands’ – Session 1 – ‘Living in the Borderlands’ – Friday 18th September Session 2 – ‘Narrating, negotiating and performing border crossings’ – Friday 25th September Session 3 – ‘The human-animal interface’ – Friday 2nd October Register asap via: Animal Borderlands Borderland. n. A district near […]

Call for papers: Dreams and the Animal Kingdom in Culture and Aesthetic Media

23-25 September 2021 | Saarland University | Saarbrücken (Germany)  International and Interdisciplinary Conference held by the Research Centre ‘European Dream-Cultures’, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) Animal dreams — dreams of animals, by animals, and inspired by animals — have concerned poets, mythographers, fabulists, dramatists, painters, musicians, choreographers, filmmakers, and writers of short fictions. […]

Call for Papers: Multispecies Heritage conference

Due: 23rd September 2020 November 26-27, 2020. This conference, organized by the Multispecies Storytelling network, Multispecies approaches have recently developed as important interdisciplinary connections between the arts and humanities and the natural sciences. The term ‘multispecies’ is used to characterise a varied set of critical perspectives that are connected in their commitment to non-anthropocentric ways […]

New Books and articles

BOOKS: Kristin Andrews, 2020. The Animal Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Animal Cognition. 2nd. ed. Routledge. Sarat Colling, 2020. Animal Resistance in the Global Capitalist Era: The Animal Turn. Michigan State University Press. Jason Hannan (ed.), 2020. Meatsplaining: The Animal Agriculture and the Rhetoric of Denial. Sydney University Press  Erin McKenna, 2020. Living with Animals: Rights, Responsibilities, and Respect. Rowman & Littlefield. […]

Harvard Law School – fellowship applications

Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program is inviting immediate applications for a full-time, six-month Fellowship to manage a research project studying policy responses to live animal markets, also called “wet markets”—sites around the world that have been known to facilitate the transmission of zoonotic diseases like avian flu, SARS, and COVID-19. NYU’s Center for Environmental […]

Virtual Conference: Other Worlds – Octopuses in Interdisciplinary Perspectives

30–31 October 2020, hosted by University of Kassel and GLASMOOG See: for updates Species in the order of Octopoda are as intriguing as they are challenging to fathom. The images as monsters from the deep of unimaginable proportions reflect this strikingly, so does their prevalence as decoration, symbols and metaphors across cultures and times. Once you start looking […]

Webinar: ‘Where Species don’t Meet’

Webinar with Paula Arcari (principal author, at Edgehill Uni, UK), Fiona Probyn-Rapsey (UOW) and Hayley Singer (UMelb). About this Event – Thursday 10 September 2020, 4pm-5pm AESTRegister via Eventbrite: “Where Species don’t Meet” download the article here (published in Environment and Planning E, July 2020) Abstract:A growing body of literature is concerned with ‘healing’ our […]

CFP: Climate, Creatures and COVID-19

Environment and Animals in 21st Century Media Discourse Few issues dominate twenty-first century media and public consciousness quite like climate crisis and the environment. We are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of our co-existence with the more-than-human world in our lives and broader ecologies (Haraway, 2008, 2016), and as a result are seeking new […]

CFP: Special Issue on Animal Futurity – Abstracts Due September 7th, 2020

Call for Papers for Special IssueAnimal Futurity: A Speculative Exploration of the Future of Human-Animal Relations In her book, Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal, Sherryl Vint explains that we are as dependent in the 21st century on animal labor as we were in the 17th. Yet, she writes, “the use of animals […]