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July 1, 2020

Alexander Menrisky: July 2020 Scholar of the Month

Christy Tidwell

ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for July 2020 is Alexander Menrisky. 

Alexander Menrisky is a Lecturer jointly appointed in English & Communication and the Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His first book, Wild Abandon: American Literature and the Identity Politics of Ecology, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in January 2021.

How did you become interested in studying ecocriticism and/or the environmental humanities?

I grew up queer and closeted in a conservative community that happened to back into a rich stretch of forest ...

A Message from the New Editors of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

Christina Gerhardt

Jennifer Westerman

We are honored to serve as the new Editors of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment and are energized by the opportunity to advance scholarship and thinking in the environmental humanities. From 1995 to 2020, retiring Editor Scott Slovic steadfastly guided the journal’s development in tandem with the emerging and now thriving fields of ecocriticism and environmental humanities. We are grateful to Scott for his many years of commitment to the journal, especially for his expansive ...