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ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE) is the peer-reviewed, international, and transdisciplinary journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), published quarterly by Oxford University Press (OUP).

Celebrating the rich confluence of environmental humanities, ecocriticism, and environmental justice, ISLE welcomes submissions from authors creatively engaging these fields from a broad range of disciplines, geographies, and perspectives. ISLE invites scholarly articles and creative writing that interpret the environment in complex, imaginative, and generative ways. As the journal’s work takes place in the material context of intertwined ecological, economic, and social justice crises, ISLE adopts Elizabeth Ammon’s call to find the “brave new words” that will help us understand and engage this moment and imagine and work and move toward alternate futures.


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Editorial Staff

  • Editor-in-Chief: Christina Gerhardt, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
  • Managing Editor: Allison Dushane
  • Associate Editor, Creative Nonfiction: KT Thompson
  • Associate Editor, Fiction: Charles Waugh
  • Associate Editor, Poetry: Cecily Parks
  • Book Review Editor: Lisa Ottum
  • Editorial Board: Stacy Alaimo, Jodi Byrd, Mel Y. Chen, Carolyn Fornoff, Chelsea Mikael Frazier, Greta Gaard, Juan Carlos Galeano, Bishnupriya Ghosh, Cajetan Iheka, Melody Jue, Salma Monani, Craig Santos Perez, Shazia Rahman, Charlotte Rogers, and Priscilla Solis Ybarra.
  • International Advisory Board: Kiu-wai Chu, Sule Emmanuel Egya, Eunice NgongKum, Alice Te Punga Somerville

Contact Information

Editor: isle.editors@gmail.com

Managing Editor: isleeditorial@gmail.com 

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All queries regarding book reviews, including review copies of books, should be addressed to:

Dr. Lisa Ottum
Book Review Editor, ISLE
Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-4446
Email: ottuml@xavier.edu