March 6, 2019

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver, 1935–2019

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver, 1935–2019

By Mark C. Long, Keene State College

The poet Mary Oliver passed away on January 17, 2019. An honorary member of our association, Oliver published over thirty books of poetry and prose that brought the concerns of ASLE to more readers than any other poet of her generation.

Oliver published her first book, No Voyage and Other Poems, in 1963. Over the next fifty years, Oliver offered us new ways to think about the gift of human life and the fragile ...

World Literature and the Blue Humanities: Humanities Special Issue

World Literature and the Blue Humanities: Humanities Special Issue

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue invites interested scholars to examine the manifold relationships between the burgeoning research area of the ‘Blue Humanities’ and world literature perspectives. Scholars from a variety of backgrounds have demonstrated how the world’s oceans challenge dominant epistemologies (Steinberg 2013; DeLoughrey 2017), demanding new approaches that are both contingent and interdisciplinary. In their manifesto, Our Mother Ocean (2014), Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Monica Chilese detail how large segments of the seawaters of this ...

Climate Speaks

Breaking the climate silence: a new platform for creative youth leadership

The Climate Museum presents Climate Speaks, a citywide youth spoken word training program and competition.

Get involved—inspire progress on the greatest challenge of our time.

March—June 2019

Climate Speaks is open to all high school students living in the New York City metropolitan area.

Students will engage with climate issues through spoken word at workshops in March and April. They will then submit original poems to be selected for the semifinal round. Semifinalists will receive performance training ...

ASLE panel at RMMLA 2019

The ASLE panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the 2019 Conference. The conference will be held in El Paso, Texas, October 10-12, 2019. Proposals on all aspects of the environmental humanities, including pedagogical approaches, are welcome.

Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines ***DEADLINE EXTENDED***

Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines A Nearly-Carbon Neutral Conference at UC Santa Barbara June 10-30, 2019 Call for Papers

Recognizing the severity of the climate crisis, and driven by profound and renewed belief in the power of education to help reimagine and build a better, more sustainable, and environmentally just world, or “next Earth,” Transformative Education for Climate Action will be the theme of the summer 2019 nearly-carbon neutral conference for UC Santa Barbara’s Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI). We invite your participation! Abstracts of 250 ...