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January 30, 2020

Foreign Language Teaching and the Environment: Theory, Curricula, Institutional Structures

Christy Tidwell

Edited by Charlotte Melin. The Modern Language Association, 2019. 

At a time when environmental humanities and sustainability studies are creating new opportunities for curricular innovation, this volume examines factors key to successful implementation of cross-curricular initiatives in language programs. Contributors discuss theoretical issues pertinent to combining sustainability studies with foreign languages, describe curricular models transferable to a range of instructional contexts, and introduce program structures supportive of teaching cultures and languages across the curriculum. Exploring the intersection of ecocritical theory, second language acquisition research, and disciplinary fields, these essays demonstrate ...

MLA 2021 Panel “The Art of Persistence: Migration and Ecocriticism in Literature and Visual Arts”

MLA 2021 (Toronto, January 7-10) CFP for Panel “The Art of Persistence: Migration and Ecocriticism in Literature and Visual Arts”

This panel invites submissions that explore how climate refugees, asylum seekers, and economic migrants affect and are affected by the environment, and the ways in which these dynamics are reflected in literature and visual arts.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 15 March 2020

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper12292.html

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit an abstract of 250 words directly to Nicole Bonino (Chair of the Panel) [email protected] The closing date for the receipt of proposals ...

Toward Antarctica

Christy Tidwell

By Elizabeth Bradfield. Boreal Books, 2019.

Toward Antarctica was named as one of 2019’s best books by NPR’s poetry reviewer Tess Taylor on All Things Considered.

Poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield’s fourth collection documents and queries her work as a guide on ships in Antarctica, offering an incisive insider’s vision that challenges traditional tropes of The Last Continent. Inspired by haibun, a stylistic form of Japanese poetry invented by 17th-century poet, Matsuo Bashō to chronicle his journeys in remote Japan, Bradfield uses photographs, compressed prose, and short poems to ...

Seeking Contributors to Launch EcoCast: The Official ASLE Podcast

ASLE is seeking both co-hosts and interview participants for a new podcast, please see the calls below:

Co-Host

The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) is currently accepting applications for a co-host on the in-development podcast series, EcoCast. The podcast will be a place for scholars, educators, and creators doing work related to ecocriticism, environmental and social justice, service learning, and any other topic that falls under the purview of ASLE’s vision.

The role of the co-host will be to help the ...

Call for Co-Host – EcoCast: The Official ASLE Podcast

The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) is currently accepting applications for a co-host on the in-development podcast series, EcoCast. The podcast will be a place for scholars, educators, and creators doing work related to ecocriticism, environmental and social justice, service learning, and any other topic that falls under the purview of ASLE’s vision.

The role of the co-host will be to help the host organize, schedule, and develop initial outlines for the podcast. Additionally, the co-host will participate in ...

III BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF ASLE-BRASIL

V INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON LITERATURE AND ECOCRITICS III BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF ASLE-BRASIL

11-14 August, 2020

POETICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE: ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Before the burgeoning field of humanistic studies on animals, intellectuals associated with different cultures at different times expressed their concern about the disturbing relationship between human society and non-humans. Sociological theory, an initial criticism that manifested the exploitation of animals in human societies, defended the thesis that the domination of animals is closely associated with the domination of human beings, especially women, racial and ...