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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

19 March 2021
This conference on "Literary and Visual Representations of Animals from Central Asia to the Maghreb" will take place in Cambridge on 15th & 16th December. The Call for Papers has now been issued.

This conference seeks to rethink the literatures and arts of the Middle East, North Africa, and the Persianate and Turkish lands through the presence of non-human animals situated within their ‘worlds’, whether these be pastoral gardens, constructions of the wild, or the interstices of human habitations.

We invite papers that consider what these imagined animal worlds say about human animals, and how they shape the structure, imagery, and language of literary and artistic creativity.

Download the full Call for Papers [PDF]