CFP: Animal Suffering: Inter-Disciplinary Investigations in Animal Studies

Southwestern College – Winfield, KS, USA

October 22 and 23, 2015

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the question of animal suffering.  Papers might examine (but are not limited to):

•       Representations of Animals and animal suffering in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
•       Animals in Disability, Gender, and Postcolonial studies
•       Animal Rights and/or Virtues
•       Animals as Wildlife and Household Pets
•       Farming, Fishing, and Hunting Practices
•       Treatment of Animals in the Mid-West
•       Animals and Theories of Environmental Justice
•       Human-Animal Studies
•       Companionship, Cooperation, and/or Friendship with Animals

Proposals not exceeding 350 words to be sent to alice.bendinelli@sckans.edu and jacob.goodson@sckans.eduby May 7th 2015.

Southwestern College is AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education), ACUPCC (American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment), KACEE (Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education), and the Kansas Green Schools Network.

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