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Praise for ISLE

“Like the other volumes before, I consider this to be quite rich in terms of content and form…I can assure you that here in Cameroon, a good number of students are venturing into ecological study using ecocriticism as a theoretical framework, thanks to those copies [of ISLE] you people have sent…The copies have caught the attention of so many students, especially at the graduate level.”
–Dr. Fomin Edward Efuet, The University of Yaounde

ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. It became a quarterly journal in 2009, published in conjunction with Oxford University Press. ISLE 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 also publishes poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction pertinent to its thematic focus.

ISLE News:

  • The editors of ISLE invite applications for three new positions, Poetry Editor, Fiction Editor, and Creative Non-Fiction Editor. Deadline for applications is May 5, 2020. Read position descriptions here.
  • ISLE has appointed new Associate Editors in 2018: we welcome Tina Gerhardt and Jen Westerman to the editorial team. Read more about them in this ASLE News article.
  • ISLE has appointed a new Book Review Editorial team in 2018: Lisa Ottum is Book Review Editor (BRE) and Ted Geier, Ashley Reis, and Matthew Hooley will serve as Assistant BREs.  We thank Tom Hillard for his long service to ISLE in this capacity!
  • Click to read free Editor’s Choice selections from current and past issues.

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Editorial Staff

  • Editor: Scott Slovic, University of Idaho
  • Associate Editors: Christina Gerhardt, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Jennifer Westerman, Appalachian State University
  • Book Review Editor (BRE): Lisa Ottum; Assistant BREs: Ted Geier, UC Davis, Ashley Reis, SUNY Potsdam, and Matthew Hooley, Clemson University
  • Managing Editor: Jake McGinnis, University of Idaho

Contact Information

Editorial Offices are located at the University of Idaho:

Department of English
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844-1102
ISLE Website
(208) 885-6156
Email: Managing Editor Jake McGinnis
[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]