CFP: Animals in Eastern Europe and Russia (Canadian Slavonic Papers)

Deadline to Submit Manuscripts: June 30, 2016

Submit manuscript (maximum 30 pages) by e-mail to: Eva Plach, Department of History
**Authors who submit papers must become members of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS)**

In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the various ways that animals have shaped human identities and experiences. Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes invites contributions to a special issue that focuses on human-animal interactions, broadly conceived, in Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, Russia, the Soviet Union, and the former Soviet Union. We invite articles from a range of disciplines that explore the place of animals in the history, culture, and socio-political life of the region during any time period.

Possible subjects include (but are not limited to): animals in war; animal welfare movements; hunting; zoos; pets and pet-keeping; animal celebrities; animal biographies; wildlife and wildlife management; animals and the environment; animals and food production; religion and animals; circus animals; taxidermy; the use of animals in scientific research; animals and disease; animals and animal symbolism in literature and art; animals and the law (including European Union legislation); working animals; and animals under Communism.

The issue aims to be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary. Manuscripts may be in English or French.  The normal peer-review process will apply. Please consult the journal’s website for our submission and style guidelines.