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>Beast Fable Society
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>Call for Papers
>10th International Congress : Istanbul, Turkey
>"Animals in Fact, Fable, and Scripture: An Ecumenical Examination."
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>Congress Dates: 10-19 July 2003
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>"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.
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>Papers (in English) are welcome from litt=E9rateurs, 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.
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>N.B. All papers and original fables delivered at the Congress will be
>considered for publication in Bestia, the Society's refereed Yearbook.
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>Send 250-word abstract and one-page c.v. by November 1, 2002 to:
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>Professor Ben Bennani, President
>Beast Fable Society
>Division of Language and Literature
>Truman State University
>Kirksville, MO 63501
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>Email submissions are welcome: [log in to unmask]
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>Reduced group fares and room rates are available to Congress
>participants and their immediate family members.
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