October 17, 2016

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 ...


The Ecocriticism and the Environment area welcomes abstracts on film, literature, advertising, video games, social media, architecture, music, religion, and really any other method of human expression. Potential topics include:

-how can ecocriticism speak to digital realities/emergent realities in video games and other immersive experiences? -to what degree does our built environment inform our conception of physical nature? -how do stories that we tell about our natural environments explain something about our understanding of the natural world? -how can the stories we tell help create a more productive ...