Thanks to Animal Blawg for a heads up about this upcoming conference, which sounds really fascinating:
Wesleyan University will be hosting a conference called “Sex, Gender and Species” on February 25 and 26, 2011. The purpose of this conference is to foreground the relations between feminist and animal studies and to examine the real and theoretical problems that are central to both fields of inquiry. Conference organizers Lori Gruen and Kari Weil are seeking 1-2 page abstracts by October 1, 2010. Abstracts can be sent to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this conference comes and goes without anyone presenting a paper on the gender studies implications of the dairy and egg industries, I am going to be so disappointed.
Photo: Courtesy Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary