Animal Utterance Conference
The Orangery at Goldney Hall, Bristol
This two day conference, running from 25th to 26th May 2017, invites scholars from across the Arts and Sciences to share their knowledge of the sounds of the animal world, both human and non-human. It seeks to draw together recent research in the Arts and Humanities, which has emphasised the difficulties of ‘translating’ non-human sounds into human forms of significant–words, music, poetry–with groundbreaking studies of the sounds and songs of other species in cognitive biology, psychology and linguistics. It includes invited speakers from literary and cultural studies (Professors Daniel Karlin, Stephanie Kuduk Weiner and Laura White), the musician and philosopher, David Rothenberg, and from the fields of cognitive biology and linguistics Professors W. Tecumseh Fitch, Johan J Bolhuis and Martin Everaert.