For those of you who are interested in animal studies, ecocriticism and ecoGothic, there are a couple of conferences that caught my eye recently. The first is ‘Animal Biographies – Recovering Animal Selfhood through Interdisciplinary Narration?’ (9th-11th March 2016, University of Kassel, Germany). This is happening quite soon and you will need to register by 25th February 2016. More information can be found on the university website.
There is also a CFP for ‘Making Sense of the Animal – Human Bond and Relationship(s)’ (19th-21st September 2016, University of Oxford, UK). 300 word abstracts need to be received by 1st April 2016 and this includes representations of mythic (and possibly monstrous) animals.
For those of you with a more aquatic nature, this conference and CFP will be of interest ‘An Ocean of Trouble? Representations of the Sea in a Time of Crisis’ (10th November 2016, University of Western Brittany, France). Abstracts of 200 words, with a short biographical note, should be sent in by 15th March 2016. This topic reminds me of the excellent talk we had by Prof Lucie Armitt at the University of Hertfordshire last year on the subject of haunted landscapes.