The animal turn has become hugely influential in medieval scholarship over the last decade. However, the contributions of ecofeminism and queer ecology have often been side-lined. Nevertheless, scholars are increasingly finding these modes of analysis to offer useful ways of exploring the role of the animal in medieval romance texts.
H-Animal aims to serve as an on-line home for scholars across disciplines who are engaged on the study of animals in human culture.
Be sure to check out the new syllabus contributions by Jody Berland, David Herman, Piers Locke, and Michal Pregowski in the Syllabus Exchange!
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This is to make two British Animal Studies Network announcements.
The first is that the cfp for 'Movements' - the next meeting which will be hosted by the University of Leeds on 22 and 23 November 2019 - is still open. Details of it are on the BASN website - www.britishanimalstudiesnetwork.org.uk/FutureMeetings/Movements.aspx
Animals and Society Institute, editors of the Brill Academic Human-Animal Studies Book Series invites scholars to submit book proposals for consideration for publication in the series.
Edge Effects magazine is currently accepting submissions to a new series on Indigenous lands, waters, and ways of knowing—local and global, historical and contemporary.
We invite previously unpublished essays, photo essays, oral histories, artwork, and other creative pieces that address Indigenous movements for sovereignty and self-determination—land rights, water rights, and by extension food sovereignty—as well as Indigenous-led movements for the Rights of Nature.
At the juncture of Africa, Europe, and Asia, the Middle East boasts deserts, mountains, steppes, valleys and river deltas. Across the region diverse mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects, as well as marine organisms and invertebrates, make their homes. The workshop “Middle Eastern Animals: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Early Modern to Contemporary Times” will focus on this diversity and explore the role non-human animals have played throughout the history of the Middle East.