CFP: Writing Meat – Flesh-Eating and Literature Since 1900. Deadline for abstracts now passed.

The conversion of animal bodies into flesh for human consumption is a practice where relations of power between humans and nonhuman animals are reproduced in exemplary form. From the decline of (so-called) traditional animal husbandry to the emergence of intensive agriculture and, more recently, the biotechnological innovation of in vitro meat, the last hundred years have seen dramatic changes in processes of meat production, as well as equally significant shifts in associated patterns of human-animal relations. Contributions are sought from scholars working on representations of meat in any area of literary studies (broadly conceived) especially work that challenges dominant narratives of meat-eating and conceptions of animals as resources. Further details HERE