"Our Ancestor was an Animal that Breathed Water": Non-Human Beings and Art of the Anthropocene

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Call for Papers
New York,
August 13, 2020 to September 16, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Animal Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Contemporary History, Fine Arts, Environmental History / Studies

Seeking relevant papers for a session at the upcoming College Art Association Conference, Feb. 10-13, 2021, originally scheduled to be held in NYC but currently being reorganized as (mainly) a virtual event (details forthcoming - same dates apply; prospective participants, please have considerable flexibility through those dates until organizers solidify the conference schedule).  

Please see submission requirements and other details, followed by a list of sessions, at the official CAA "Call for Papers" site: https://caa.confex.com/caa/2021/webprogrampreliminary/meeting.html. 

The session title, "'Our Ancestor was an Animal that Breathed Water': Non-Human Beings and Art of the Anthropocene" (as above) includes a quote from Charles Darwin, who broached what we now call animal rights with noted sensitivity.  The full session description is here: https://caa.confex.com/caa/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Session7283.html (or scroll from CAA's main CFP page, above). 

Please email me directly an abstract of 250 words max, along with the required submimssion form and info for consideration.  If you wish, you may attach up to five small-format jpg images (each a separate attachment).  Please feel free to email with any preliminary questions. 

Thank you.

Contact Info: 

Jody B. Cutler-Bittner, Ph.D.

(Art Historian; Adj. Assoc. Professor, St. John's University)




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