Department of English
Conference on Domestic Cats in Literature
Submissions are invited for a scholarly conference on domestic cats in literature to be hosted online 11-12 June 2021 by the Troy University Department of English.
Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including--but not limited to--the following:
Academics at all levels--including undergraduates--are welcome to submit proposals (a 250-word abstract and brief bio) through EasyChair at https://tinyurl.com/10d3xlvb. Deadline extended to 15 April 2021.
- Cats as characters, symbols, companions, pets, inspiration, environmental pests, guides, thieves, mystical creatures, gods
- Cats and mystery, aesthetics, creativity, abstraction, contemplation, parody, comedy, modernism, myth, the supernatural
- Cats in science fiction, comics, film, young-adult literature, children's literature
- Cats in the works of specific authors such as T. S. Eliot, J. K. Rowling, Lewis Carroll, Edgar Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Mikhail Bulgakov, Stephen King, and others.
To submit material, click "Create an account" on the EasyChair page (don't worry; it's free), and then follow the prompts to submit the abstract and bio.
Questions may be addressed to email@example.com.
Conference Flyer (PDF)
More information about the conference will be posted to this page closer to the conference time.