10th International Congress of the Beast Fable Society (BFS/10thCONG/2003)

Venue: Senator Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Event Date/Time: Oct 04, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 29, 2002
Paper Submission Date: May 02, 2003
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Call for Papers
10th International Congress : Istanbul, Turkey
“Animals in Fact, Fable, and Scripture: An Ecumenical Examination.”

Congress Dates: 10-19 July 2003

“Animals in Fact, Fable, and Scripture: An Ecumenical Examination” is an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural look at
how human beings from all walks of life look at, think of, treat/mistreat, write about, teach, learn from, and
cohabitate with animals. This includes—but not limited to—literary and artistic presentations; theoretical and
hermeneutical approaches; zoological and medical perspectives; ethical, religious, and philosophical exegeses;
public, national, and international policy making; commercial and financial considerations; and historical and
fictional narratives.

Papers (in English) are welcome from littérateurs, creative writers, nature writers, and literary scholars; historians;
artists; philosophers; theologians; scientists; economists; ethicists; animal lovers; journalists who cover animal
rights in the media (old journalism adage: “‘Dog bites man’ is not a story, but ‘man bites dog’ is.”); and champions
of animal rights.

N.B. All papers and original fables delivered at the Congress will be considered for publication in Bestia, the
Society’s refereed Yearbook.

Send 250-word abstract and one-page c.v. by November 1, 2002 to:

Professor Ben Bennani, President
Beast Fable Society
Division of Language and Literature
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501

Email submissions are welcome: bbennani@truman.edu

Reduced group fares and room rates are available to Congress participants and their immediate family