Benefits of Membership

Your ASLE membership supports academic research, teaching, and creative work in environmental literature, arts, and the humanities. Membership includes:

  • Four issues per year of ISLE Journal, as well as access to current and archived issues online.
  • Access to the online ASLE Member Community, where you can join existing discussion groups, establish new groups, begin or respond to topical threads, or search for member interests and expertise using the ASLE Member Directory
  • E-updates on the latest news published at our website
  • Conference, grant, and publication award opportunities
  • Discount on titles from Ashgate Publishers
  • A community of very fine people!

Lifetime Memberships

A Lifetime Membership in ASLE will support new initiatives, bring you deserved recognition, and financial protection. As a Lifetime Member you will receive:

  • Enrollment in a distinctive constituency of professionals committed to the advancement of environmental cultural and literary studies through education
  • Exemption from paying annual dues
  • Inherent financial protection against any future dues increases
  • Recognition at the opening receptions at Biennial ASLE Conferences
  • Special recognition in the Lifetime Member Honor Roll on the ASLE website
  • Automatic access to existing and new benefits provided to individual members by ASLE

Membership may be paid in either a lump sum ($1500) or in three equal annual installments ($500 per year). We encourage members of academic institutions to check with their department of study about funding their Lifetime Membership.

Please submit your information to Managing Director Amy McIntyre to apply for Lifetime Membership. You may register online, download and mail in this Lifetime Membership Form or contact Amy at or 603-357-7411 and she will personally process your enrollment in the manner most convenient to you.

Lifetime Members

  • Elizabeth Ammons
  • No’a bat Miri
  • Ursula Heise
  • Mark C. Long
  • Kristin Jacobson
  • Rob Nixon
  • Paul Rich
  • Ravichandran Thangamani

Honorary Members

ASLE has extended honorary memberships to the following people to date. Recipients were chosen for this honor because of their contributions to ASLE and/or literature and environmental studies. They have significantly enriched those familiar with their work. Their lifetime memberships are a small but sincere token of ASLE’s gratitude to them. Each new inductee is honored at our biennial conferences. They also receive a lifetime subscription to our publications and mention in ASLE publications when appropriate. ASLE congratulates its honorary members on their exemplary careers as artists, advocates, and environmental role models.

  • Homero & Betty Aridjis
  • Rick Bass
  • Wendell Berry
  • Lawrence Buell
  • John Elder
  • Cheryll Glotfelty
  • Linda Hogan
  • William Howarth
  • Shoko Itoh
  • Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Annette Kolodny
  • Glen A. Love
  • Leo Marx
  • Joseph Meeker
  • Kathleen Dean Moore
  • Mary Oliver (1935-2019)
  • Simon Ortiz
  • Ruth Ozeki
  • Janisse Ray
  • Laurie Ricou
  • Scott Russell Sanders
  • Scott Slovic
  • Gary Snyder
  • David Suzuki
  • John Tallmadge
  • Louise (Molly) Westling
  • E.O. Wilson
  • Ann Zwinger (1925-2014)

Member Survey

We encourage members and prospective members to read our Fall 2007 Membership Survey.

The blue planet is calling us to cherish its immortality and ASLE membership is the best platform to learn how to get involved. – Ufuk Ozdag, Associate Professor, Hacettepe University (Turkey)

ASLE has provided an intellectual community where I find it possible to both act locally, think globally AND to think locally, act globally–whether the focus is on literature of place or global climate change, the poems I write or the curriculum changes I hope to bring to my campus, the people I’ve met through ASLE continue to deepen and enrich my creative and professional work. – Elizabeth Dodd, University Distinguished Professor of English, Kansas State University

How to Join

Applying online for membership in ASLE is fast and easy. Just click the button to Apply or Renew Online and complete the application form.

Please note: membership is for individuals only. Institutions who would like a subscription to ISLE journal need to go through the publisher, Oxford University Press. Consult the ISLE website for fees and information.

Apply or Renew Online

Or if you prefer to mail or fax your application, print out our Membership Form, fill it out and send it in.

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