Sex, Gender, Species
The growing field of animal studies has turned critical attention to the real conditions and stakes of human-animal relations. It has also become a new and important focus for debates over identity and difference that have embroiled academic theory over the past quarter century. Recent scholarship on animal otherness as well as discussions of how to traverse boundaries of difference often draws upon a history of feminist theory and practice even as this borrowing remains unacknowledged. The purpose of this conference is to foreground the relations between feminist and animal studies and to examine the real and theoretical problems that are central to both fields of inquiry.
Thanks to all for making the conference such a success. Here are some highlights.
Co-sponsored by the Dean’s Office, the Provost’s Office, the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the College of Letters, the College of the Environment, and Wesleyan Animal Studies.
We are accepting manuscripts for a special issue of Hypatia on “Animal Others”
March 15, 2011 submission deadline
Papers should be no more than 8000 words, inclusive of notes and bibliography, prepared for anonymous review, and accompanied by an abstract of no more than 200 words.
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