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August 18, 2022

2022 ASLE Book Award Winners

Judges have announced the winners of the 2022 ASLE Book Awards. The awards, in the categories of ecocriticism and environmental creative writing, have been given biennially to recognize excellence in the field. The 2021 awards were postponed to 2022 due to the pandemic. This year, because of the delay and the high number of excellent submissions, two winners have been chosen in each category.

Congratulations also to our short-listed authors, read more about their excellent books via this post.

Creative Book Winners:

Luz at Midnight by Marisol Cortez. ...

ASLE Statement on the Repeal of Roe v. Wade

In response to the repeal of Roe v. Wade, ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment affirms its support of reproductive and sexual rights, health rights and justice, marriage equality, and freedom of gender and sexual identity. ASLE condemns all movements that suppress reproductive freedom for political ends. We call attention to the risk that the Supreme Court will use this same logic to overthrow the rights to contraception, marriage equality, and freedom of gender expression. This logic reflects the way ...

Water Justice and Urban Climate Resilience (NeMLA 2023)

This session at NeMLA 2023 (March 23-26, Niagara Falls, NY) will explore literary critical and environmental humanities methods for rethinking water justice and urban climate adaptation. We are interested in formal and informal relationships to water justice; representations of riverine and coastal cities; and readings of texts that help us consider governmental, private, and community-based strategies of water management. Topics might include representations of drought, flooding, toxicity and cleanup, water access, and water infrastructures. We welcome papers that use environmental humanities methods to ...

Report on the 2022 Environmental Literature Institute

by Stephen Siperstein, Choate Rosemary Hall

After a prolonged Covid-19 hiatus, the Environmental Literature Institute (ELI) returned in June 2022 to Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. Supported by ASLE, Orion Magazine, and Milkweed Press, ELI is a professional development institute for educators of all levels who are interested in incorporating Environmental Humanities pedagogy into their classrooms, programs, or institutions. This summer, twenty-seven educators from around the U.S., Canada, and Turkey and from a wide range of teaching contexts—public, private, middle school, high school, ...