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February 22, 2021

ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals 2021 Conference PDF

Deadline for Submissions: April 1, 2021

Conference Theme: EmergencE/Y

The 2021 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Digital Convening invites creative and critical engagements around the broad but timely theme of EmergencE/Y. Within a present scoured by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, by intersecting social and ecological crises, including white supremacy and settler colonialist logics and frameworks, how can environmental humanists and ecocritics imagine, conceptualize, theorize, and represent these compounding crises?

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Hold Our Breath 2040 takes its title from Jean O’Brien’s poem “Still Here,” in which the poet writes, “We must not forget the forests hold our breath.” With a nod to What’s Your 2040? Join the Regeneration and the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, Hold Our Breath 2040 intends to create a broad sustained international response from writers and artists to afforestation efforts that not only provide a monoculture of trees as carbon sinks but that support the sort of complex biodiverse ...