Camp Glen Brook, a 250 acre working farm above the village of Marlborough, was the site for the 2014 ASLE leadership retreat: a weekend of meetings, meals and muddy walks in the fields and forests of New Hampshire.
At ASLEC-ANZ we are very busy organizing our 5th biennial conference, "Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions," to be held at the Australian National University, Canberra, June 19-21.
ASLE Honorary Members Homero & Betty Aridjis have recently been spearheading an effort to save the endangered monarch butterflies, whose wintering territory in the mountains of central Mexico is at risk.
On March 31, 2014, the New York Times Education section highlighted Executive Council member Stephanie LeMenager's course on "The Cultures of Climate Change" at the University of Oregon.
The American Literature Association, a coalition of societies devoted to the study of American authors, gathered on a rainy spring weekend in Boston, Massachusetts, for its 22nd annual conference, May 23-25. The ASLE session I organized for the 2013 conference, "Narrative Ecologies: Contemporary American Fiction and the Environment," focused on American fiction by three presenters who live and work outside the United States.
Associate Professor of Spanish at Wofford College Laura Barbas-Rhoden's chapter "Espacio, violencia y heteronormatividad en una Nicaragua transnacional: Lectura ecofeminista de La Yuma y Meet Me Under the Ceiba" is included in the new book Cartografías cul turales del género en Centroamérica.
ASLE-Japan, an organization launched in 1994 and the second oldest ASLE affiliate, is observing its 20th anniversary this year. We decided to implement two special projects as a way of demonstrating development toward our goal of fulfilling our organizational responsibilities.
The 2013 ASLE-UKI Annual General Meeting ushered in several changes in our leadership. Greg Garrard, having served many years as Chair, stepped down from the Executive after two years as Immediate Past Chair.