CFP: Hypatia on “Animal Others”

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Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy has issued an intriguing call for papers, which follows below:

4. Animal Others Special Issue
Volume 27 Number 3, Summer 2012
Guest Editors: Lori Gruen and Kari Weil

We are soliciting papers for a special issue of  Hypatia on Animal Others. Scholarship in”Animal Studies”has grown considerably over the last few years, yet the feminist insights that much of this work borrows from and builds on remains relatively unrecognized. This special issue of  Hypatia will remedy this by showcasing the best new feminist work on nonhuman animals that will help to rethink and redefine (or undefine) categories such as animal-woman-nature-body. The issue will provide the opportunity to re-examine concerns that are central to both feminist theory and animal studies and promote avenues of thought that can move us beyond pernicious forms of othering that undergird much human and non-human suffering.

We are interested in submissions from a wide range of feminist perspectives. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

• non-human animals and intimacy/affection/love/domestication
• gendered ethics and the politics of animal rights discourse and activism
• racial, gendered, and cultural conflicts about eating animal bodies/using animals
• animals and”nature”/ animals in”culture”
• the significance of gender differences in the study and/or care of non-human animals
• violence against women and violence against animals
• material feminism and companion species
• pet love and the boundaries of kin, kind, and sex
• technologies of seeing or the gaze of/on sex and species
• otherness, empathy, and animal care ethics
• the woman and the animal – pitfalls and strategies of essentialism.

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2011

Submission guidelines: Papers should be no more than 8000 words, inclusive of notes and bibliography, prepared for anonymous review, and accompanied by an abstract of no more than 200 words. For details please see:http://depts.washington.edu/hypatia/submission_guidelines.shtml. Please submit your paper to:  https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hypa. When you submit, make sure to select”Animal Others”as your manuscript type, and also send an email to the guest editor(s) notifying them of the title of the paper you’ve submitted: Lori Gruen:lgruen@wesleyan.edu; Kari Weil:  kweil@wesleyan.edu

-David Cassuto

(cross-post from Animal Blawg)

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