Conference program

DRAFT. Last updated September 22, 2017

THURSDAY, October 26

8:30 – 9:15am: Registration / Breakfast

9:15 – 9:30am: Welcome

9:30 – 10:30am: Keynote 1: Zipporah Weisberg: “Animal liberation and Feminist Politics in the Age of Trump”

10:30 – 10:45am: Break

10:45am – 12pm: Panels 1 + 2

Panel 1: Speciesist norms and psychological barriers to change

R. Waldhorn, Social Dominance Theory: A psychosocial approach to understand speciesism

Simon Gerlach, Why are we so morally inconsistent when it comes to animals?

Per-Anders Svärd, The Political Logics of Modern Speciesism

Panel 2: Nonhuman animal images: documentation and strategic use

Pinja Mustajoki, Rise of the Living Dead: Production Animals on Video

Laura Fernandez Aguilera, Images that liberate. Strategic visual communication of farmed animals’ exploitation. A study of animal liberation activists in Spain

Mathias Elrød Madsen and Marie Leth-Espensen, From public indignation to emancipatory critique

12 – 1pm:

1 – 2:15pm: Panels 3 + 4

Panel 3: Animal exploitation in contemporary marketing and campaigns

Jessica Thiel, The Happiness Paradox and the Dairy Industry

Saara Kupsala, Interspecies Encounters in a marketing context: Proximity and transparency in Finnish meat companies’ marketing campaigns

Marcus Ventin, The Welfare Economic Treatment of Farm Animal Welfare

Panel 4:
Intersectionality: perspectives on decolonization and feminism

Terry Hurtado, Building Space for Animals in Colombian Peace Process

Abi Masefield, Cannibal Nutrition: Big Slaughter, Big Hunger … and what about the right to NOT be food?

Iselin Gambert and Tobias Linné, An Ice Cold Glass of Pure Racism: Entanglements of milk and exploitation

2:15 – 2:30pm:

2:30 – 3:45pm: Panels 5 + 6

Panel 5: Marxist perspectives

Camilla Flodin, Adorno’s Utopian Animals

Onur Alptekin, Animal Labour and the Commodified Flesh: A Marxist Critique

Tobias Rein, Veganism, Ideology and the Critique of the Political Economy

Panel 6:
Perspectives on vegan activism and campaigns

Elizabeth Price: Weaponizing Compassion: The 1990s Vegan Straight Edge Metalcore Movement and Hybrid Masculinity

Micha Edlich, Animal Rights Activism, Comics Art, and Independent Publishing: Matt Miner’s Liberator, Critical Hit, and Black Mask Studios (TBC)

Estela Diaz, The Second-curve model, a promising framework for studying change: veganism as a case study

3:45 – 4pm:

4 – 5:00pm: Keynote 2: JoAnne McArthur  [Title TBA]


FRIDAY, October 27

8:45 – 9:30am: Registration / Breakfast

9:30 – 10:45am: Panels 7 + 8

Panel 7: Interspecies Encounters

Erika Cudworth, For Terraism: multispecies community in a time of extinction

Dr. Francesco De Giorgio and José De Giorgio-Schoorl, Subjects or Tools? The objectification of dogs, and other animals, in the ongoing development of Animal Assisted Interventions

Matthew Porges, The Political Economy of Camel Husbandry: Human-Nonhuman relationships as a determinant of political behavior

Panel 8:
Animals (ab)use and Scientific Research

Anne van Veen, Interspecies Relations in polio vaccine practices in the Netherlands

Tereza Vandrovcová, Animals as Laboratory Objects: Analysis of the Power Discourse

Jari Kärkkäinen, Wrongful discrimination of animals

10:45 – 11:15am:
Poster Presentations / Coffee Break / Presentations by Scandinavian animal rights groups

11:15am – 12:30pm: Panels 9 + 10

Panel 9: Critical Problematising in Animal Politics

Delia Langstone, Naughty Fido: canine transgression in the Surveillance Society

Josh Milburn, Reorienting rehabilitation (subject: ‘pet’ food industry)

Kendra Coulter, Humane Jobs: Towards Multispecies Wellbeing

Panel 10:
Theoretical perspectives on advocating animal liberation

Núria Almiron, Is appealing to climate change and environment an effective advocacy strategy to reduce oppression of nonhuman animals? A discussion on evidences and arguments

Isa Rasmussen, Compassion versus Cognitive dissonance. Alternative strategies towards the human representation of non humans within pedagogy

Jonna Håkansson, The Doings of Emotions in the Struggle Against the Speciesist, Patricolonial System

12:30 – 1:30pm:

1:30 – 2:30pm: Keynote 3: Erica Cudworth

2:30 – 2:40pm: Break

2:40 – 3:55: Panels 11 + 12

Panel 11: Interspecies Communities

Darran Chang, Organize and Resist with Farmed Animals: Prefiguring Anti-Speciesist/Anti-Anthropocentric Cities

Julia Gutjahr, Between Caring and Killing – Ambivalences in the Profession of Farm Animal Veterinary Medicine

Markus Kurth, From Animal Bio-politics to Post-Livestock Animals – Narratives and Practices of German Sanctuary Farms for New Human-Animal Relations

Panel 12: Animal symbols, reconstruction and resurrection in literature and art

Claudia Alonso Recarte, Elizabeth Costello’s Dilemma is very real: A few observations on the problematic relationship between Critical Animal Studies and the field of literature

Maria Trejling, Reading Animals Literally: The Activism of Desymbolization

EvaMarie Lindahl [Title TBA]

3:55 – 4:05pm:
Break (those going to Bishop’s House will walk there during this time)

4:05 – 5:20pm: Panels 13 + 14 + small group break-outs from Animal symbols, reconstruction and resurrection in literature and art panel

Panel 13: Interspecies politics

Eva Meijer, You see we’re all political animals, or: The importance of moving from nonhuman animal rights to interspecies democracies

Jana Canavan, The Swedish “Meat norm”: Obstacle to political reform     

Opi Outhwaithe, Judicial attitudes towards animals

Panel 14:
Animals in Entertainment

Alvaro López & Jafet Quintero, Bullfighting as an unethical dark tourism practice in Mexico

Magnus Johansson, Animals in Fantasy Video Games

Matthew Cole and Kate Stewart: Speciesism Party: A vegan critique of Sausage Party

Small group break-out A: Bishop’s House Tour with EvaMarie Lindahl

Small group break-out B: Workshop with Paula Meninato: Creative Dissent: Why Imagination is Critical for Social Change

7pm: Optional event: self-pay group dinner at vegetarian restaurant in Malmö


SATURDAY, October 28

9-10am: Breakfast

10-11am: Keynote 4: Volker Sommer, The Cultured Chimpanzee. Bridging the Animal-Human Divide

11 – 11:15am: Break

11:15am – 12:30pm: Panels 15 + 16

Panel 15: Food activism. Challenging the use of nonhuman animals

Eva Giraud & Tobias Linné, Communicating Care through Food. Food as a medium to enforce and disrupt normative understanding of human-animal and environmental relations

Sari Irni, Grandma’s Buns, Kitchen Experiments and Happy Stomachs: On Becoming-Vegan as an Affective Bodily Process

Kadri Aavik, “Stop forcing veganism on Children”: not eating non-human animals as a force of moral panic in Estonia

Panel 16:
Animals and Media representations

Brett Mills, The Anthropocene: Animals on Television

Kathleen Bryson, Toward an Animal Democracy, Not an Animal Kingdom

Martin Ullrich, Music and Speciesism

12:30 – 1:45pm: Lunch on your own in Lund; we will provide overview of recommended vegan-friendly lunch spots

1:45 – 3pm: Panels 17 + 18

Panel 17: Philosophy, Ethics, Ontology

Karin Kunde, Getting down to the root of trouble: nonhuman animals in language

Lisa Gålmark, Noticing, translating and deconstructing categories in history. Olympe de Gouges, the French revolution and the significance of the animal category

Sanna E Karhu, Animal Ethics in Light of Judith Butler’s Philosophy: The Problem of Nonviolence

Panel 18: Historical perspectives and Remembrance

Seth Josephson, Following a Beastly Trace: Aurochs and the Alphabet

Catherine Duxbury, Animal Experimentation at Porton Down: Britain’s Military-Animal-Industrial Complex, 1948-1955

Kurtis Boyer and Fabio Cristiano, Affect Beyond Proximity: Empathy, Drone Targeted Killings and Humanely Slaughtered Meat

3 – 3:15pm:

3:15 – 5pm: Conference closing + Film screening of JoAnne McArthur’s film