ASLE News

ASLE-Sponsored Conference in India a Success

Mark Long, ASLE President

The international conference “Towards Ecocultural Ethics: Recent Trends and Future Directions” at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Goa, India, was held October 9-11, 2014, and organized by the BITS Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Philosophy at Goa University. The event brought together research scholars and teachers from departments of English language and literature, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, business, communications, political science, philosophy, and religious studies.

Mark Long speaks at “Toward Ecocultural Ethics” conference

Three days of conversations ...

Notes on “Notes from Underground”: ASLE Biennial Conference in Moscow, Idaho

by Cate Sandilands, York University, ASLE Vice President and 2015 Conference Chair

In a bit less than eight months’ time, ASLE members will be assembling at the University of Idaho in Moscow for the start of our eleventh biennial conference, “Notes from Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture and Justice” (June 23 – 27, 2015). The call for papers has circulated widely, and many interesting calls for “underground” themed panels have also been posted on the ASLE listserv, web site and elsewhere: from ...

President’s Update

Mark Long, ASLE President

Sixty years ago, in June of 1955, the Wenner-Gren Foundation convened an international symposium in Princeton, New Jersey, in honor of George Perkins Marsh’s 1864 book Man and Nature. The Princeton symposium, co-chaired by the geographer Carl O. Sauer, the zoologist Marston Bates, and the literary and cultural historian Lewis Mumford, brought together seventy participants from a range of academic fields. As the symposium unfolded, Bates reports in the published proceedings, “less and less was said in defense or in support of a ...