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Conference planned on animals in the 18th century, May 11

An interdisciplinary conference titled "Pet Theories: Animals in the 18th Century" will be presented from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in 113 Friend Center.

The keynote speaker will be Aaron Garret, assistant professor of philosophy at Boston University and author of "Animal Rights and Souls in the 18th Century."

The conference is organized annually by the Princeton 18th Century Society . Other speakers will include faculty members and graduate students in German, French, art history, philosophy and English. Paper topics include: "The 18th-Century English Dog: Nature, Civilization and the Canine Body"; "Metamorphosis Into the Animal: Novalis' Zooicentric Poetics"; and "Pets of the Gods: The Representation of Animals in 18th-Century Hindu Art."

There will be a buffet lunch, and a reception will follow the conference. This event is partially funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded by Princeton's Graduate School . It is also funded by the Department of English , the Department of History and the Department of French and Italian . For more information, click here .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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