Three Interactive Days • 19-21 March, 2020 • McMaster University
Animals Across Discipline, Time and Space takes advantage of the inherently interdisciplinary nature of (re)thinking the forms and meanings of the relationships between human and non-human animals. The event will bring together artists, performers, community members, activists, and scholars (and many of our participants fit into more than one of these categories) for an interactive gathering at McMaster University.
The relationships between human and non-human animals have always been at the heart of our existence. Notions of human superiority, reinforced in the age of enlightenment, have played a fundamental role in where we find ourselves in the 21st century: deep in the human-created catastrophe of the Anthropocene.
The conference is associated with an exhibition “Animals Across Discipline, Time, and Space” at the McMaster Museum of Art hosting work by Kathryn Eddy, Erica Gajewski, Derek Jenkins, and Colleen Plumb.
Call for Submissions
Animals Across Discipline, Time, and Space seeks academic papers, performance, poetry, and short fiction that place non-human animals at the core of engagement.
Individual papers should be no more than twenty minutes in length. Please send an abstract of 300 words and a one-page CV including a brief biography by 30 September 2019.
We welcome proposals for panels or roundtables of three to four speakers. Please send an abstract of 500 words, a one-page CV from the organizer, and speaker biographies by 30 September 2019.
Please send a 300-word description of the performance and a one-page CV including a brief biography by 30 September 2019.
Please send the proposed reading, the timing of the reading, and a one-page CV including a brief biography by 30 September 2019. Readings should be under 15 minutes.
Mary Anne Barkhouse
The McMaster Museum of Art is hosting an exhibit on Animals Across Discipline, Time, and Space from January to March 2020.
The exhibit features the work of: