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Helena Feder awarded Mellon/ACLS Scholar & Society Grant (2019-2020)

Tidwell Christy

Helena Feder, Associate Professor of Literature and Environment at East Carolina University, was awarded a Mellon/ACLS Scholar & Society Grant for the academic year of 2019-2020. She has been in residence at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

The Mellon/ACLS Scholar & Society program “aims to amplify the broad potential of doctoral education in the humanities by supporting doctoral faculty as they pursue publicly engaged scholarship and advocate for diverse professional pathways for emerging PhDs.” More information about Dr. Feder’s project can be found ...

Deborah Fleming’s Resurrection of the Wild wins PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

Tidwell Christy

Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio’s Natural Landscape (Kent State University Press, 2019) by ASLE member Deborah Fleming has won the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. From the judges’ citation:

In a field of writers eloquent about the pathologies of selfhood and modern life, Deborah Fleming’s Resurrection of the Wild stood apart. It is a collection of essays about the nature and natural history of her native Ohio: on its indigenous inhabitants and their fate; on the settlers who ...

Professor Azcuy Wins Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Russia

McIntyre Amy

Mary Kate Azcuy, D.Litt., associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of English, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Core Award. Azcuy will lecture on American literature and culture at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, Russia this spring. Her project title is “Diverse American Identities.”

“I congratulate Dr. Azcuy on winning a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award that supports the intellectual exchange between countries and connects our university to the international community and a global presence,” Monmouth ...

Blue Ecocriticism Lauded in the Journals ‘Science’ and ‘American Scholar’

McIntyre Amy

Science, the nation’s premier science journal, and, American Scholar, one of the most prestigious humanities journals, have both published glowing reviews of Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick by ASLE member Richard King, a visiting associate professor at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA. Ahab’s Rolling Sea, published this year in part to commemorate Herman Melville’s 200th birthday, is a work of blue ecocriticism that examines what the author and his contemporary whalemen and naturalists knew about the ocean ...

Scott T. Starbuck’s Hawk on Wire Selected as a Montaigne Medal Finalist

McIntyre Amy

Scott T. Starbuck’s book of climate change poems, Hawk on Wire, was selected from over 1,500 entries as a Montaigne Medal Finalist at Eric Hoffer Awards for “the most thought-provoking books.” The book, written at a PLAYA climate change residency, was also a July 2017 “Editor’s Pick” at along with The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, and was featured at Yale Climate Connections.  There is a 24-minute YouTube of his book launch sponsored by La Jolla Historical Society’s WEATHER ON STEROIDS EXHIBIT. In addition to being a poet, ...

Program Posted for SES-Japan Ecocriticism Studies Conference 2019

McIntyre Amy

SES-Japan The 32nd Ecocriticism Studies Conference (2019)

Date and Time: August 10 (Saturday), 2019, 9:50 – 17:20

Venue: Satellite Campus Hiroshima(Hiroshima Prefectural Citizen’s Culture Center, 5th floor)

The program for the upcoming Ecocriticism Studies Conference organized by SES-Japan has been released:  SES-J 2019 English Summer Program

Contact:  The Office of SES-Japan (The Society for Ecocriticism Studies in Japan) [email protected]

ASLE Member Recieves Honorable Mention for MLA’s James Russell Lowell

McIntyre Amy

ASLE member Susan Scott Parish, has received honorable mention for the Modern Language Association’s James Russell Lowell award for her work The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History.

The James Russell Lowell Prize is one of eighteen awards presented on 5 January 2019, during the association’s annual convention,in Chicago. The selection committee members were Laura Schaefer Brown (Cornell Univ.), chair; Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt Univ.); Rita Felski (Univ. of Virginia); Sangeeta Ray (Univ. of Maryland, College Park); and Michael Rothberg (Univ. of California, Los Angeles).

The ...

In Memoriam: Susan Berry Brill de Ramirez

McIntyre Amy

by Joni Adamson, Arizona State University

SUSAN BERRY BRILL DE RAMIREZ passed away on Monday, October 30, 2018. She was born on April 25, 1955, in Englewood, New Jersey, the daughter of Dorothy Ann Retallack Brill and Dr. Robert M. Brill.  She attended the University of Wisconsin (BA, English), University of Chicago (MA, English), University of Wisconsin (MBA, Management), and University of New Mexico (PhD, Literary Criticism and Theory).

Those who knew her will fondly remember meeting her at Western Literature (WLA), Association for the ...

ASLE Members Participate in Forum on Chinese Leisure Philosophy and Soma-esthetics

McIntyre Amy

The 4thForum on Chinese Leisure Philosophy and Soma-esthetics Opened in Jiangxi Province

The 4th Forum on Leisure Philosophy and Soma-esthetics was held In Bailudong (White Deer Cave) Academy in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province on July 23-25, 2018. This conference was co-sponsored by Asian-Pacific Leisure Education Research Center of Zhejiang University, Soma-esthetics Research Institute of Shenzhen University, School of Literature and Media of Jiujiang College and Central-China Leisure Culture Research Center of Hubei Polytechnic College. Over 40 Participants attended the conference, among whom are prominent Chinese ...

SES-J 31st Ecocriticism Studies Conference

McIntyre Amy

The 31st Ecocriticism Studies Conference of the Society for Ecocriticism Studies in Japan (SES-J), an ASLE Professional Affiliate, was held August 11 2018. The conference took place at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan.  Shoko Itoh, ASLE Honorary Member and President of SES-J, gave the opening remarks for the day of presentations, workshops and meetings.

See the full conference program: 2018 SES-J Program