CFP: 15-16 May, 2020. Symposium: Animal Rights: Advocacy and Academia. National University of Ireland Galway.

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
May 15, 2020
Location: 
Ireland {Republic}
Subject Fields: 
Animal Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences

Animal Rights: Advocacy and Academia
15 - 16 May, 2020
National University of Ireland Galway


This symposium will address the academy’s comparatively recent focus on animal rights and consider the relationship of that academic interest to the practice of advocacy for nonhuman animals. With the aim of investigating how animal advocacy and animal scholarship can support and inform each other we will explore the kinds of questions that we could (and perhaps should) ask of the tradition of animal studies, think about the limits and responsibilities of a pedagogy of animal studies, and examine the relationship between scholarship and animal advocacy.

We seek abstracts of scholars at any career stage from any discipline addressing questions of how moral issues around the use of nonhuman animals have been regarded both within and without academia, and how those issues connect with veganism.

Suggested topics could include (but are not limited to): 
    * The relationship or tensions between animal rights scholarship and pedagogy or advocacy
    * Vegan literary studies
    * Animal rights pedagogical frameworks
    * The relationship between animal rights and other forms of rights-led scholarship

Abstracts no longer than 250 words should be submitted to frances.mccormack@nuigalway.ie no later than 21 January, 2020.