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Call for Applications: 2020 ASI-UIUC Summer Institute in Human-Animal Studies

ASI-University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Fourth Annual Human-Animal Studies Institute

Co-Directors: Jane Desmond (Resident Director), Kim Marra, and Kenneth Shapiro

Call for Applications

The Animals & Society Institute and the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications for the fourth annual Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute program for advanced graduate students and early career scholars pursuing research in Human-Animal Studies.

CFP: How to do things with speculative pragmatism?

“A thing is when it isn’t doing”, writes Brian Massumi in Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (2002: 6). But the thing is always doing, so much so that the thing, any-thing, is constituted through the doing. Every-thing is fundamentally relational. Given this starting point, the key terms of the onto-politico-aesthetic debate change; they are: affect, immanence, movement, intensity, emergence, becoming, event, virtual, nature-culture, space-time.

Call for Submissions: Special Issue of Diyâr on “Human-Animal Encounters in the Middle East”

Over recent decades, the multidisciplinary field of human-animal studies has encouraged researchers to move beyond geographical, methodological, and disciplinary boundaries and to understand, explain and analyse human and non-human animals within shared social, cultural, economic, political, and ecological spaces.

CFP Extended Deadline (10/30/2019): Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2020, 2/14-15, Fort Collins, CO

Please consider submitting a proposal for next year's annual meeting of the Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (WSECS), which will be held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, on President's Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020.