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May 19, 2017 - May 20, 2017

Hearing: A British Animal Studies Network meeting. May 19-20, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow

This meeting of the British Animal Studies Network will take place in the Collins Building at the University of Strathclyde in central Glasgow. To register please click here to go to the University’s online shop.


A free writing workout for PG students who have registered for the BASN meeting will take place from 11,00-1,00 on Friday 19th. There are only 15 places available for this, so please register for the BASN meeting and then contact asap if you want to join in the workout. Lunch will also be provided for all attending PGs.


Friday 19 May

2.30 – 3.00 Registration and coffee

3.00 – 3.05 Welcome – Erica Fudge (University of Strathclyde)


3.05 – 4.00 Plenary 1 – Introduced by Henry Buller (University of Exeter)

John Webster (emeritus, University of Bristol)

‘Hearing and listening, survival and satisfaction in sentient animals’


4.00 – 4.05 comfort break


4.05-5.05 Panel 1 – Electronic Ears

Jeremy Gibson (University of Strathclyde)

‘Engineering Model Hearing Systems Inspired by Nature’

Julie Andreyev (Simon Fraser University, Canada)



5.05-5.25 Coffee – sponsored by Columbia University Press


5.25 – 6.25 Panel 2 – The History and Use of Language

Sandra Kottum (University of Gothenberg, Sweden)

‘Silver-Tongued Sheep and Spider-Men: Animal Speech and Social Criticism in Late Seventeenth-Century England’

Alison Sealey (Lancaster University)

‘“The Song of the Humpback is the most Beautiful Sound you Can Hear in the Sea”: The Language of How People “Hear” Animals’


6.25-6.45 Coffee


6.45-7.45 – Susan Richardson, the BASN Poet in Residence

‘Writing on All Fours: a poetry performance’


8.00-late –  Buffet at Saramago, Centre for Contemporary Art, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Saturday 20 May

9.30-10.30 – Plenary 2

Cary Wolfe (Rice University)

‘Never Again would Birds’ Song be the Same’


10.30-10.50 – coffee


10.50-12.20 – Panel 3 – Listening to the World

Julia Tanner (Harvard University)

‘Hearing the Herd: The Soundscapes of Sensory Ethnography’

Cara Clancy (Plymouth University)

‘Hearing Anima Urbis: Attending to the “More the Human” in Twenty-First-Century Urban Conservation’

Ben De Bruyn (Maastricht University)

‘Horse Whisperer. Fiction, Nonhuman Voices and Stethoscopic Modernity’


12.20-12.50 – Lunch


12.50-2.20 – Panel 4 – Animal Music

Eva Meijer (University of Amsterdam)

‘Speaking with Birds’

Susanne Heiter (Berlin University of the Arts)

‘Contemporary Music with Animal Sounds’

Martin Ullrich (Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg)

‘Lab Animals as Listeners: Intersections of Music Aesthetics and Scientific Research in Animal Experimentation (and By the Way, What about Ethical Problems?)’


2.20-2.40 – coffee


2.40-3.30 – Plenary 3

Karen Lury (University of Glasgow)

‘Speaking For or Speaking With: Talking Dogs and Doggy Sounds in Film’


3.30 – End


To read abstracts click here.



May 19, 2017
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