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Conference: Reading Animals, 17-20 July, University of Sheffield

Dear H-Animals,

You may be interested to know that public registration for Reading Animals is now open. Places are limited and are likely to fill up quickly, so we recommend prompt registration.

More information is available on our website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/english/animal/readinganimals

All the best,

The Reading Animals organising committee.


Reading Animals

An International English Studies Conference

Re: Query: Humans as Prey Species

Hi Andy,

On the slim chance you've never heard of it, I recommend Val Plumwood's article 'Being Prey', which deals with her attack by a crocodile and the ensuing aftermath as others created what she calls a 'master/monster narrative' of her experience. It's quite a compelling read.




CFP: British Animal Studies Network: "Smaller Than A Mouse"

This is a reminder that the deadline of the cfp for the next meeting of the British Animal Studies Network - 'Smaller than a Mouse' (Exeter, 14-15 November 2014) - is Friday 20 June 2014. Further details of the meeting, and where to send abstracts, can be found on:


Best wishes

Erica Fudge