ASLE is Fundraising to Continue Grants Programs

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“Translating a book is a labor of love,” says Michael Berman of the University of California, San Diego. “Unfortunately, love alone doesn’t pay the bills.” Love and necessity–that’s what it comes down to for the recipients of ASLE grants. To open new worlds for students, one must have resources. To honor the work of activists, to beat the ticking clock of tenure, there must be support from the community. We need to raise at least $12,000 to fund the grants ...

New Advocacy Policy Approved by EC

The Executive Council has passed a new Advocacy Policy that enables us to engage publicly with issues of concern to the organization and the membership.

Under the new policy:

The Executive Council is permitted to endorse publicly a policy or statement related to ASLE’s central concerns, such as environmental justice, literary and cultural studies, environmental education, and so on.

Members in good standing may propose that ASLE endorse a stance on academic issues of concern, especially those related to tenure, shared governance, and academic freedom. The Executive ...

Faculty Guide for Undergraduate Student Engagement

The ASLE Executive Council’s Undergraduate Task Force has been considering the best and most helpful ways to encourage undergraduate participation in various facets of ASLE.  They have composed a document that details best practices for, among other things, bringing undergraduates to the ASLE 2017 Biennial Conference in Detroit next year.  This document is posted to the Undergraduate Students page on the ASLE website, and can be downloaded directly: Faculty Guide for Undergraduate Student Engagement.

Many of us are evaluated for promotion based on integrating undergraduates ...

Report on Sharp Eyes IX: John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference & Seminar

By Daniel G. Payne, SUNY College at Oneonta

The ninth biennial “Sharp Eyes” Nature Writing Conference was held at SUNY College at Oneonta from June 6-9, 2016, and drew approximately sixty participants and guests including eighteen students enrolled in the associated undergraduate seminar. The theme of this year’s conference, which was ASLE-affiliated, was “Local, Regional, Global: The Many Faces of Nature Writing” which inspired a wide range of presentations and numerous lively discussions.

The multidisciplinary aspect of environmental literature was fully evident at the conference, ...

2016 ASLE Grant Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce the 2016 winners of our ASLE grants, a program which is in the last year of a three-year pilot. Community Grants support projects that will help build connections between the environmental humanities and place-based environmental organizations working outside the academy. Translation Grants help to fund translation work in ecocriticism originally published in other languages, and to expand exchanges across cultures and continents. Book/Article/Media Project Subvention Grants were created to support innovative media projects in ecocriticism and the environmental ...

Report on 2016 Environmental Literature Institute

Inaugural Environmental Literature Institute Held at Phillips Exeter Academy in NH

By Mark C. Long, Keene State College and Jason BreMiller, Phillips Exeter Academy

It began with a conversation. Jason wanted to talk over a new environmental literature course at Phillips Exeter Academy, and Mark, at the time the president of ASLE, was hoping to create new opportunities for secondary educators in our association.

Two years later, twenty-five elementary and secondary school faculty gathered for the inaugural Environmental Literature Institute (ELI) at Phillips Exeter Academy in ...

Presidents’ Column: 2016 EC Retreat Report

The ASLE Executive Committee gathered for its annual meeting at the Lost Valley Education Center, Dexter, Oregon, from April 8-10.  LVEC is an intentional community located on an 87-acre nature sanctuary south of Eugene. The sylvan setting provided the perfect backdrop for two days of invigorating conversations.

Discussion about future conference sites

We began our meeting by reviewing 2019 conference site proposals, beginning the process of determining a host site for ASLE 2019. We received a record four proposals, and so the work of deciding ...

ASLE Welcomes Two New International Affiliates

ASLE is very excited to announce the formation of two new international affiliates, ASLE-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and ASLE-Brazil.

ASLE-ASEAN Statement of Purpose

ASLE-ASEAN, comprised of nations with varying degrees of ecological awareness and in different stages of development, is proud of its diverse cultures and ecologies. However, it is also aware of the vulnerability of the region, having survived the Tsunami and consequent El Niño typhoons—to name only a few disasters precipitated by climate change and global warming in the past decades. ...

Greetings from SES-J!

Greetings to the members of ASLE from Shoko ITOH, the chair of The Society for Ecocriticism Studies in Japan. SES-J is an academic community devoted to studying Ecocriticism and exploring cultural and literary connections to the environment. We have been active since 1995, when a renewed interest in nature writing and its criticism spread to Japan and the world. Our members study the Environment from various fields of inquiry including literature (American, Asian American, Australian, British, Canadian, Japanese, multicultural, comparative, and nuclear); education; ...

Application Period Now Open for 2016 ASLE Grants

In 2014 ASLE launched a three year pilot program to offer members of the association support through modest grants. Applications for the final year in our three year pilot for these grants are now being accepted, the deadline is July 1, 2016.

ASLE Subvention Grants support innovative projects in ecocriticism and the environmental humanities. We are especially interested in projects of a scholarly and/or creative nature that engage with new media, aim at fostering intercultural or interdisciplinary exchange, or seek to bring insights from ...

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