A Message from the ASLE President

Anthony Lioi & Christoph Irmscher, ASLE Co-Presidents

Our Community

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) offers access to emerging conversations and debates, innovative classroom work, as well as some of the finest environmental writing you will find anywhere. Our association works with professors, practicing writers and artists, environmental educators and activists, and environmentally concerned citizens by

  • Supporting teaching and learning in the fields of environmental literature, ecocriticism, environmental studies, literature, and science, and broadly in the humanities and the arts
  • Fostering member collaboration and public dialogue through conferences, networks, publications, and other forums
  • Generating collaborative research in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and sciences
  • Promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility on behalf of the membership
  • Facilitating the public dissemination of member projects and expertise
  • And maintaining and championing ecologically sustainable and socially just practices


There are many ways to explore what we do. Find inspiration in the field-defining statements of our members. Learn more about our intellectual commitments through our member spotlights. Check out our association journal, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.  Discover opportunities in our featured course and research spotlights. Seek materials for education and enrichment in our resource pages and archives. Or simply experience the fellowship of people who celebrate the joy, wonder, and gratitude that comes from active engagement with the living world by joining ASLE as a member.

Whether you are a college and university professor, a student in the environmental humanities, a practicing writer or artist, an environmental educator or activist, or an environmentally concerned citizen, I invite you to make ASLE your intellectual home.