September 18, 2019

Children’s Literature and Climate Change

Children’s Literature and Climate Change: Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

Guest Editors: Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York

We seek essays on how children’s literature empowers young people to productively engage with the challenges of climate change. After decades of climate change denial and toothless mainstream response, young people are angry. In response to climate change illiteracy and the impotence and negligence of adult-led institutions, teenage activists such as Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Greta Thunberg ...

ASLE Seeks Candidates for Elected and Appointed Leadership Positions

As a small nonprofit organization, ASLE relies on the participation of our members in the governing and operations of our association. Serving on our leadership team gives you an opportunity to give back to the organization, and to help shape our future direction and mission.

Elected Positions

ASLE will be holding elections this fall for President, two open Executive Council seats (one designated for the Contingent/Independent Advocacy representative), Diversity Officer, and Graduate Student Liaison (junior). Online voting will be conducted during the month of November.

If you ...

Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes: Ecotheory and the Environmental Imagination

By Heide Estes.  Amsterdam University Press, 2017.

Literary scholars have traditionally understood landscapes, whether natural or manmade, as metaphors for humanity instead of concrete settings for people’s actions. Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes accepts the natural world as such by investigating how Anglo-Saxons interacted with and conceived of their lived environments. Examining Old English poems, such as Beowulf and Judith, as well as descriptions of natural events from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and other documentary texts, Heide Estes shows that Anglo-Saxon ideologies which view nature as diametrically opposed to ...