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We are looking for submissions for the second issue of our undergraduate journal, Sloth: A Journal of Emerging Voices in Human Animal Studies. The deadline for the Fall issue is: July 30, 2015.

As part of our efforts to reach out to students with an interest in human-animal studies, the Animals and Society Institute has created this journal for undergraduate students and recent graduates to publish their papers, book and film reviews, and other work. Sloth is co-edited by Kelly Enright (Assistant Professor of History and Director of Public History, Flagler College) and Kara Kendall-Morwick (Assistant Professor of English, Washburn University).

Sloth is an online, refereed, bi-annual journal that publishes international, multi-disciplinary writing by undergraduate students and other early career scholars that deals with human/non-human animal relationships from the perspectives of the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences.

Sloth showcases the important and innovative contributions of undergraduates and recent (within three years) graduates, giving those who are interested in human/non-human animal relationships a way to contribute to and engage with the field, as well as an opportunity to build their skills, knowledge, and resumes in anticipation of their graduate school careers.

Sloth takes its name from arboreal animals native to Central and South America known for their slow, careful movements. Because of their unhurried nature, sloths are often stereotyped as dull-witted, lazy, and sluggish; the animal was named, in fact, after one of the seven deadly sins. Yet the deliberate movements of sloths are a beneficial adaptation, making them very successful animals in the rainforest environment. By conserving energy, sloths have survived while other animals have gone extinct. A salute to these and other misunderstood creatures, Sloth encourages our contributors to think and write purposefully about the animals with whom we share this planet and to engage critically and creatively with more-than-human ways of being in the world.

Contributions can explore anything in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences that are related to human/non-human animal relationships.  Please format your submissions according to the following guidelines:

  1. PC-compatible files only (MS Word); 2. required length: 3-5,000 words; 3. on a separate page/post, include your name and your postal and e-mail addresses, the title of your essay, and a brief abstract of its contents (3-5 sentences); 3. for the text itself: margins at 1″, double spaced, font size 12 pt. or smaller; 4. use Chicago Style (author-date) for all documentation; 5. include Notes and Works Cited at the end as regular text. In other words, please do NOT use the “automatic” footnote/endnote function on your word processor to generate these. They sometimes tend to disappear when traveling through cyberspace or when the document is converted.
  2. include a one page CV or resume with your submission

Submissions should be sent to sloth@animalsandsociety.org.

Please visit https://www.animalsandsociety.org//pages/sloth-volume-i-issue-1-spring-2015 to read our first issue.

Questions can be directed to: Kelly Enright, enrightkel@gmail.com

Kara Kendall-Morwick, kara.kendall-morwick@washburn.edu

https://www.animalsandsociety.org/pages/sloth

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