ASLE News

ASLE Awards 2022 Translation and Subvention Grants

The ASLE subvention and translation grant committee has announced the five ASLE member projects that have been awarded grants for 2022. We would like to thank the committee members who completed this challenging process of reviewing 30 abstracts: Heather Sullivan (chair), David Taylor, Hannes Bergthaler, and Lennie Amores. Please read more about their innovative projects below.

Subvention Grants Alison Maas, “Left of the Coast”

The real and imagined disappearance of coastal terrains and ecosystems in California has given rise to new anxieties and polities that approach ...

ISLE Issue 29.2: Graduate Student Essay Winners

ISLE 29.2 (Summer 2022) has just been published, and is chock full of critical and creative content to add to your summer reading!  It features the work of five previous ASLE Graduate Student Papers Award winners: Emery Jenson, Tori Bush, and Esthie Hugo (2021 virtual conference), Heidi Amin-Hong (2019), and Kristin Ferebee (2017).

Also included in this quarter’s volume are ecocritical articles by Greta Gaard, Harri Salovaara, Heather Duncan, James Perrin Warren, Rita Elizabeth Risser, Dani Redd, Robert Myers, Susan Poursanati and Aria Farmani, ...

ASLE Graduate Student Professional Development Workshops

ASLE Grad Student Professional Development Workshop: Job Market & Postdoc Applications

Thursday, July 28 5pm Pacific Time / 8pm Eastern Time Via Zoom

Please join us on Zoom for the second workshop in our 2022 series of professional development workshops for ASLE graduate students. In this workshop, new faculty and postdoctoral fellows will discuss their strategies and documents for applications.

Moderated by Lisa Fink, ASLE Senior Graduate Student Liaison.

Featured Guests:

Rina Garcia Chua (she/her) is an incoming Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. ...

ASLE Welcomes New Professional Liaison Coordinator and Sustainability Officer

ASLE is pleased to announce that we have new officers in two appointed positions: Professional Liaison Coordinator (PLC) and Sustainability Officer. We want to thank Heather Sullivan for many dedicated years as PLC, and for her ongoing work as Grants Coordinator. The Sustainability Officer is a new position; while we have always strived to incorporate sustainability goals into everything ASLE does, and will continue to do so, the time has come to dedicate specific efforts and labor to achieve our goals. Please ...

2022 ASLE Book Award Finalists Announced

Judges have announced the finalists for the 2022 ASLE Book Awards. The awards, in the categories of ecocriticism and environmental creative writing, were established in 2007 and 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 will be chosen in each category.

Winners will be announced in late summer. These finalists are books authored or edited by ...

ISLE Issue 29.2: Focus on Poetry

Editor’s Note by Christina Gerhardt

April, of course, is National Poetry Month. In celebration of it, Cecily Parks, ISLE’s Associate Editor of Poetry, edited a special cluster of poetry. Featuring work by Tamiko Beyer, Carla M. Cherry, Tyler John Dettloff, Sara Lupita Olivares, and Cintia Santana, it highlights new poetry engaging the environment. The subsequent essays, too, engage poetry and poetics. Davy Knittle considers African American US poet June Jordan’s “Skyrise for Harlem,” an essay Jordan penned that refuses 1950s and 1960s style urban renewal ...

In Memoriam: Glen A. Love (1932-2022)

By Scott Slovic, University of Idaho, founding president of ASLE (1992-1995) and former Editor of ISLE (1995-2020)

Before there was ASLE, there was Glen Love.

ASLE has lost one of its founding leaders and great supporters. From 1965 to 1995, Glen Love taught in the English Department at the University of Oregon, where he specialized in American literature and began developing new courses in Northwest literature, Western American literature, and literature and environment in the 1970s. He was a pioneer in the field of ecocriticism. ...

Watersheds: ASLE 2022 Symposium Registration Open

2022 ASLE Symposium June 24-26, 2022 University of Delaware, Newark DE Register Now

Conference Website

Conference email: [email protected]

Keynote Speakers:

Dennis J. Coker

Kazim Ali (virtual keynote) currently a Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. His newest books are a volume of three long poems entitled The Voice of Sheila Chandra and a memoir of his Canadian childhood, Northern Light.

Dennis J. Coker is Principal Chief of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware

Hillary Eklund is an Associate Professor of English at Loyola University, and author of Literature and Moral Economy in ...

Fire and Water Symposium in Kelowna

Poster art: “Sacred Water” by Coralee Miller

Fire and Water: Creative and Critical Perspectives from the Okanagan Watershed and Beyond

Friday, 13 May, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Woodhaven Eco-Culture Centre, Kelowna

Register Now

“Fire and Water” is a free one-day symposium of workshops, storytelling, talks, performances, and other forms of sharing creative and critical perspectives on water ecologies and fire practices in the Okanagan watershed and beyond. This event will take place on site at the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre on Syilx territory, primarily outdoors ...

ASLE Statement on the War in Ukraine

ASLE opposes the illegal and immoral invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Ukraine is a sovereign state with a distinct history, language, and culture. Russia has no right to colonize Ukraine. We stand against imperial wars and the social and environmental destruction that they wreak. We call on our academic colleagues to condemn this war and the fossil fuel infrastructure that supports it. We support the people of Ukraine in their resistance and look forward to the day when Ukrainians live again in peace.

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