ISLE Special Cluster on Queer and Trans Climate Futures Seeks Submissions

McIntyre Amy

Queer and Trans Climate Futures

Special Cluster for Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE)

Guest Edited by Austin Lillywhite and Davy Knittle 

Call for Submissions:

How do conversations about climate futures change queer and trans studies—and, in turn, how do queer and trans studies reframe environmental humanities approaches to climate precarity? Given queer and trans studies’ twin emphases on reframing queer- and trans-phobic accusations of ontological “unnaturalness” on the one hand, and negotiating the politics of how racialized expectations of gender and sexuality shape reproductive versus ...

Planet Now! / Planeta herido: Conversation Series Features Artist Verónica Gerber Bicecci in Conversation with Gisela Heffes

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The Center for Environmental Studies at Rice University, Houston-based Literal Publishing, and Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) continue to produce their conversation series: Planet Now! / Planeta herido: una conversación. The series features interviews to Latin American writers, artists and activists, in Spanish, which are then transcribed, translated, and presented with English subtitles added. The goal of this series is to give visibility in the US to the Latin American environmental production, which would otherwise be unnoticed within an ...

2023 Environmental Literature Institute (ELI)

McIntyre Amy

ELI participants at the Robinwood Center

From Sunday, June 25 to Friday, June 30, 2023, Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire will host the sixth annual Exeter Environmental Literature Institute (ELI). The five day program, offered in collaboration with ASLE, is designed to build and sustain a community of teachers interested in environmentally focused teaching and learning. ELI is open to middle, secondary and post-secondary educators from all disciplines as well as independent scholars and those working in outdoor education, community-based education, or informal education programs.

ELI ...

Message of Solidarity: Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

McIntyre Amy

ASLE stands in solidarity with all the people of Turkey and Syria affected by the recent earthquakes, and with the many valued colleagues in our organization who have also been directly and indirectly affected. Those who have survived the devastating earthquake are now facing additional difficulties and challenges, such as the severe winter, as well as inconsolable grief. We encourage the ASLE community to support their recovery by donating to an organization of your choice.

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Call for Submissions: 2023 ASLE Book Awards

McIntyre Amy
Update: Deadline for submissions extended to January 23, 2023 2023 ASLE Book Awards Call (PDF)  (Note: deadlines are not updated in the document)

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) will hold its eighth biennial book awards at its next biennial conference, to be held July 9-12, 2023 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. Both awards include a prize of $500. The awards will be presented at the Authors’ Reception during the conference (exact date TBA).

The Book Awards will be ...

ASLE Welcomes New Officers in 2023

McIntyre Amy

ASLE is delighted to announce the results of our recent elections. Here are the new members of our leadership team:

Vice President: Cristin Ellis, University of Mississippi Public Engagement Officer: Daniel Lanza Rivers, San José State University Contingent/Independent Advocacy Officer: Katherine M. Huber, Ph.D., M.Ed. Diversity Officer: Fernando Varela, Texas Lutheran University Graduate Student Liaison (GSL): Lucien Darjeun Meadows, University of Denver

ASLE also thank the many excellent candidates who ran for office and enjoyed robust support from the membership: Kathryn Dolan, Stephen Siperstein, Xinmin Liu, Frida Heitland, and ...

Call for Proposals ASLE + AESS 2023: Reclaiming the Commons

McIntyre Amy

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) are excited to announce that they will hold their next conference jointly in Portland, Oregon on July 9-12, 2023 at the Oregon Convention Center.  The theme of the conference will be “Reclaiming the Commons.”  This event will offer opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, networking and professional development with a variety of sessions sponsored by both organizations.  Call for proposals from ASLE is below, and from ...

ASLE Graduate Student Professional Development Workshops

McIntyre Amy
Alt-Ac & Ac-Adjacent Careers for Environmental Humanists

Thursday, October 20, 2022 2pm PT / 5pm ET Via Zoom

Please join us on Zoom for our third and final 2022 professional development workshop for ASLE graduate students. This workshop will focus on careers for environmental humanists both outside of academia and academic-adjacent positions. Participants will hear from fellow graduate students as well as Ph.D.s about the work they do, skills from their degree used in their current position, tips and strategies for preparing ...

ASLE Seeks Candidates for Elected and Appointed Positions

McIntyre Amy

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) is a nonprofit professional association with a dynamic membership and one dedicated, part-time professional staff member. ASLE thrives because of the commitment of its members to carrying out our work. ASLE invites you as a member to sustain vital work and to shape our future by considering serving in an elected or appointed position.

The next several years involve implementing a new Strategic Plan, while also responding creatively and flexibly to the ongoing duress ...

Windows on “Watersheds”

McIntyre Amy

The reflection that follows is an assembly of voices representing members of the planning committee, panel moderators, field trip organizers, and more who contributed to the “Watersheds” Symposium that took place from June 24-26 at the University of Delaware. Feel free to read sequentially or to wade around at random! Our thanks to the attendees, sponsors, and staff whose sundry contributions made the symposium run smoothly—and to Amy McIntyre, especially, for her directorship. Over three days, we “seize[d] upon the potential that watersheds ...

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