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This meeting of the British Animal Studies Network was in the Collins Building at the University of Strathclyde in central Glasgow. 

Friday 27 April

2.00-2.30 coffee/registration

2.30-3.30 – Plenary 1 – Andy Butterworth (University of Bristol) 

‘Dressed in a Terminological Coat’ [to listen to the paper click here]

3.30-4.30 – Panel 1 – Law and Animal Sex

Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia, Okanagan), ‘Being Zoo: Bestial Humans and Sexual Animals’ [to listen to the paper click here]

Jessica Eisen (Harvard University), ‘Beyond the “Private” Farm: Law and Sexual Force in North American Dairying’ [to listen to the paper click here]

4.30-4.50 – coffee – sponsored by Edinburgh University Press

4.50-5.50 – Plenary 2 – Stella Sandford (Kingston University)

'Human, Animal, Plant: The Invention of Sex Difference in Natural History' [to listen to the paper click here]

5.50-6.00 – comfort break

6.00-7.00 - Panel 2 - Sex and Conservation in Scotland

Reuben Message (University of Oxford), ‘“A Plan that Seems Almost Miracle-Working”: Reproducing Fish and Social Relations in the Scottish Borders’ [to listen to the paper click here]

Shona McCombes (Central European University and University of Utrecht), ‘Wild Sex: Impotence, Excess and the Biopolitics of Species Conservation’ [to listen to the paper click here]

7.00-7.45 – Susan Richardson (British Animal Studies Network Poet in Residence)

‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ [to listen to Susan's specially commissioned poem 'Speaking Seal' click here]

8.00- bedtime - BASN Buffet

   Saramago Vegan Bar, Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art

Saturday 28 April

9.30-11.00 – Panel 3 - Sexual Sciences

André Krebber (University of Kassel / University of Edinburgh), ‘Making Species: Sexual Attraction and Animal Agency’ [to listen to the paper click here]


Ina Linge (University of Exeter), ‘Queering Butterflies: Magnus Hirschfeld, Richard Goldschmidt, and the relationship between sexology and zoology’

Sarah Bezan (University of Sheffield), 'Speculative Sex: Queering Origin Stories in Larissa Lai's Salt Fish Girl' [to listen to the paper click here]


11.00-11.30 – coffee - sponsored by Columbia University Press

11.30-12.30 – Plenary 3 – Karl Steel  (Brooklyn College, CUNY)

 ‘Crawling Matter: Spontaneous Generation from the Ancients to the Moderns’ [to listen to the paper click here]

12.30-1.15 – lunch

1.15-2.45 – Panel 4 - Animal Sexualities

Zoé Marty (Ecole du Louvre),  ‘Animals as lovers: Bestiality and the Salon in 19th-Century France’ [to listen to the paper click here]


Mario Ortiz-Robles (University of Wisconsin-Madison), ‘Freud’s Vulture’ [to listen to the paper click here]

Julien Dugnoille (University of Exeter), ‘Animal Desires: Revitalising socio-biological and evolutionary theories on animal sexualities with accounts of nonhuman animals seeking consortship for pleasure’ 


2.45-3.00 – concluding remarks and close


Paper Abstracts and Biographies of Speakers can be downloaded here