January 10, 2021

Remembering Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez passed away on Christmas Day, 2020, and will be mourned and missed by many. We have invited some members of the ASLE community who knew Lopez to share their memories of him.

Barry Lopez at the 1997 ASLE Conference. Photo by Susan Hanson

Terry Tempest Williams

“The Color of the River is Light”

Barry Lopez once showed me how to drive the back roads at night with no headlights. Why? I asked.  “So you can learn to see in the dark like animals ...

Call for Papers – LEA 10 (2021)

Call for Papers – LEA 10 (2021)

LEA is a peer-reviewed international scholarly journal that publishes original research papers in all areas of literature and linguistics, with special emphasis on cross-cultural encounters and interdisciplinary exchanges (

“Contact, contamination, and contagion”

Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2021 Publication: December 2021

Although primarily perceived as threats, both contamination (from the Latin contaminare, to blend, mingle) and contagion (con-tangĕre, to touch together) imply some form of communication and transmission “by contact direct or mediate” (OED). Understood as procedures of exchange, they ...