March 22, 2021

Aquatic Animals in the Global Middle Ages

Aquatic Animals in the Global Middle Ages “We all come from the sea, but we are not all of the sea.” (DIGITAL WORKSHOP, September 27-28, 2021)

Aquafauna has recently been the topic of several conferences and publications focusing on zoological knowledge, its transmission, and transformation. Our workshop aims to investigate the imagery of aquatic animals in literature, their symbolism, their metaphorical use, and widespread views and misconceptions about such animals.

We would like to propose a global perspective limited chronologically rather than geographically. Therefore, we ask for ...

Consoling Affects, Healing Ecologies

Extended Deadline: April 4, 2021

Proposed Panel for: EmergencE/Y: ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference Conference Dates: July 26 – August 6, 2021

From the Decameron’s pastoral idyll to the supposedly ‘restorative’ turpentine woods of the postbellum American South to contemporary greenways and national parks, there is a long history of associating health with rural retreat and immersion in nature. With social distancing a key health prescription of the COVID-19 pandemic, green spaces have emerged anew as sites associated with self-preservation and with mental and physical health. The ...