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ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment seeks to explore the relation between human beings and the natural world, and publishes articles from literary scholars, environmental historians, specialists in the visual and performing arts, environmental philosophers, geographers, economists, ecologists, and scholars in other fields relevant to “literature and environment.”

The journal’s scope encompasses environmental thinking and expression from cultures around the world; theoretical work and applications to specific authors and texts from any time period; and treatment of pressing ecological issues as they pertain to literature. The journal also publishes poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction relevant to its thematic focus.


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Editorial Staff

  • Editors-in-Chief: Christina Gerhardt, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, and Jennifer Westerman, Appalachian State University
  • Assistant Editor, Creative Nonfiction: KT Thompson
  • Assistant Editor, Fiction: Charles Waugh
  • Assistant Editor, Poetry: Cecily Parks
  • Book Review Editor: Lisa Ottum
  • Managing Editor: tbd
  • Editorial Advisory Board: Stacy Alaimo, Jodi Byrd, Chia-ju Chang, Mel Y. Chen, Chelsea Mikael Frazier, Greta Gaard, Juan Carlos Galeano, Bishnupriya Ghosh, Cajetan Iheka, Melody Jue, Salma Monani, Shazia Rahman and Priscilla Solis Ybarra.

Contact Information

ISLE Website

Editors: [email protected]

Managing Editor – [email protected] 

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: [email protected]