Australasian Animal Studies Association

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 […]

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 […]

CFP Animal Satire

Animal Satire. Editors Susan McHugh (University of New England) and Robert McKay (University of Sheffield)   Intelligent interest in or ethical commitment to animals has always been a rich source and target of satire or parody. Recent kerfuffles about the publication and then withdrawal of spoof essays about dogs on the Berlin wall, by a collective […]

Call for proposals EACAS Conference: Animal Futures: Animal Rights in activism and academia

European Association for Critical Animal StudiesCall for presentation proposals: Please send your abstract (max 300 words) to by September, 30, 2020. Presentations can be made by Skype.Venue: Pärimusmuusika Ait, Viljandi, EstoniaDate: May 8th 2021 – May 9th 2021 Critical animal studies scholars and animal advocacy activists have long argued that human-animal relations are in a […]

Call for Blog Contributions: AASA/Minding Animals

In support of the next Minding Animals Conference, entitled Animals and Climate Emergency Conference (MAC5, Sydney, July 2021), and to encourage discussion on critical aspects affecting our planetary communities, AASA is calling for blog contributions centred around the MAC5’s themes and subthemes listed below and at: We invite submission of blog proposals and/or completed […]

Call for Submissions: Critical Animal Studies Perspectives on COVID-19

Animal Studies Journal Special Issue: Edited by Chloe Taylor, Kelly Struthers Montford and Eva Kasprzycka From its genesis to its impacts, animal advocates and critical animal studies scholars have observed that the COVID-19 pandemic, and other zoonotic disease epidemics that have preceded it, highlight the devastating repercussions of human exploitation of other animals, and the […]

CFP: Animality and Textuality (Word and Text)

CALL FOR PAPERSWord and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguisticsspecial issue Animality and TextualityGuest editor: Rodolfo Piskorski In “But as for me, who am I (following)?”, the second section of The Animal That Therefore I Am, Jacques Derrida contextualises his interest in a certain passage in Plato’s Phaedrus as a systematic interest in what […]

CFP: Environmental History Workshop 2020

Building on the successes of two previous meetings (2018, Institute of Historical Research; 2019, Northumbria University) the Environmental History Workshop is very excited to share this CFP for our third meeting, which is to be hosted by the University of Liverpool. This one-day event will take place on 8 September 2020. Update: The global Covid-19 pandemic […]